An Ideal Nikah In Islam

We the believers of Allah who belong to the ummah of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.), we are required to follow his steps and his messages. He conveyed to us that Nikah is that Sunnah which brings a believer closer to Imaan. So, it is supposed to be simple and performed without display of showoff and unwanted expenses.

Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) said, “A woman is married for four things; her wealth, family status, beauty, and religion. Choose a religious woman if you want to prosper”. (Sahih Bukhari)

He also said, “When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied asks to marry your daughter, comply with his request. If you do not do so, there will be corruption and great evil on earth”. (Tirmidhi)

Quran tells us how to choose a bride and groom for ourselves in a simple way. Even then, we explore different ways to find spouses to fulfil our worldly pleasures. Our priority has changed from find a spouse who is fearful of Allah to a wealthy spouse and beautiful spouse because this matters a lot in the society we live in. Nikah is become like a business deal, our hunger for wealth and status has deviated us from real Nikah as per Islam. 

we are trying to act blind by deviating from the path of Sunnah, We are spending a lot of money on marriage rituals which are unislamic and following practices that are man-made. Islam defind marriage to be easy, "Shaadi Saadi Ho"  but we have made mistake to make it difficult

Allah clearly says in Qur’an in Surah Israa; Verse: 26-27

And give the relative his right, and also the poor and the traveller, and do not spend wastefully”.

Nikah is the noblest Sunnah performed by Holy Prophet Muhammad (PB.U.H.) in his life.The Sunnah way of Islamic marriage is to perform the Nikah in a Mosque with simplicity and in the presence of immediate family. The family of both the bride and groom can feed the poor, the needy, a traveller who is hungry.There is no need to print cards, shop for gifting relatives, spending hude amounts to  book shaadi mahal or to throw a grand nikah or valima party. Dowry should be a strict "No" Neither give dowry nor take dowry, 

We the believers of Allah need to ascertain  that the Sunnah made by Allah should be performed in the manner told by Him only. We need to spread this message with the whole of Ummah. Let's educate the youngsters the beauty of a simple Nikah and set an example for everyone. Let us marry our children with as much humbleness as our Prophet (P.B.U.H.) did. 

  30th December, 2022