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Can you please provide us with an English translation of the kuthba read at the time of the Nikah

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Can you please provide us with an English translation of the kuthba read at the time of the Nikah. JAzak Allah 

 

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Khutba sermon of Nikah


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 no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

The truth is sister, that neither is a khutba or sermon a part of the ceremony of Islamic Nikaah, neither is it required, nor is there any evidence that the Messenger of Allah (saws) read, recited, or gave a sermon everytime a Nikaah was performed.

 

The obligatory conditions of marriage or nikaah is the proposal by one party and acceptance by the other, the determination of mehr, availability of at least two witnesses to the marriage contract, and (according to some schools of thought) the availability of the wali or guardian of the bride. If the above obligatory conditions of marriage are met and honored, the nikaah between the couple would be legal, lawful, and valid in the Sight of Shariah and Allah Subhanah.

 

The brothers and scholars who perform the Nikaah take this joyous occasion as an opportunity to remind the gathering of Allah Subhanah and His favors, recite some verses from the Holy Quran, or narrate some hadiths of guidance relating to the rights of the husband and wife in marriage to guide the couple being married and those gathered; and there is absolutely no harm if one wishes to do so.

 

Thus in essence, there is absolutely no such thing in Shariah as a specific khutba or sermon of nikaah, nor is one obligatory, nor a requirement of the ceremony of nikaah.

 

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

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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