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Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

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Asalamoalaykum,

Our cast living in 15 villages. We have one committee. They arrange mass marriage in once a year for only our cast (society).one day they give lunch from brides and second day they give lunch from grooms. They arrange for women completely separate arrangement for lunch. Even women give them foods .not a single man visit to woman camps.

The intentions of committee are:

1                     To save cost by mass marriage as they are taking minimum charge from groom and bride. Extra charges given by donation of society rich people.

2                     To avoid bad customs of society.

3                     To save the time of people.

4                     All they are doing in shariyat criteria. Like separate arrangement of woman, simple nikah procedure. Simple food, rice and dalfry and one sweet.

In spite of these all efforts some people say this is wrong procedure and against shariyat. Really this mass marriage is wrong?

A: I request you to give answer with quranic verses and hadith references.

Thanks and regards

gulammahmad
 


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Answer:

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

Brother mass marriages are an acceptable form of assisting the youth to start their adult family life without undergoing unnecessary expenses of the ceremony individually. As long as the fundamentals of a nikah as listed below are followed there are no restrictions. 

 
The approval of the bride's guardian, acceptance of the proposal by the bride, the mehr and 2 male witnesses.
 
Mass marriages are common all over Arabia and in the Muslim world even today. In the situation you have narrated it complies with Shariah laws. There will always be some people who will unnecessarily take objections. Tell them to produce proofs of its restrictions.
 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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