I have heard that a marriage is blessed if it takes place at a mosque.
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heard that a marriage is blessed if it takes place at a mosque.My daughter is
due to get married and I would like her to be present at the nikkah but that is
not possible if it takes place at a mosque. I would like to know the islamic
position ie.should the bride hear her own nikkah?
An early reply will be appreciated.
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Nikaah in mosque blessed
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Your Statement: I have heard that a marriage is blessed if it takes place at a mosque
There is absolutely no condition or obligation in Shariah that a nikaah must be held in a masjid; nor is there anything in the Quran or the authentic and established Sunnah to believe that a nikaah performed in the masjid is better or has more blessings than one which is performed out of the masjid!! If one wishes or it is convenient for them that the nikaah of their daughter is performed in the masjid, it is perfectly fine and acceptable in Shariah; and if one wishes or is convenient for them to perform the nikaah at a place other than the masjid.that too is perfectly fine and acceptable in Shariah.
Your Question: My daughter is due to get married and I would like her to be present at the nikkah but that is not possible if it takes place at a mosque.
Although the presence of the father or a male mehram guardian of the bride would suffice to fulfill the requirements of nikaah, the mother is well within her rights in Islam to choose to be present when the nikaah of her daughter is being performed, if indeed she wishes to do so.
Your Question: I would
like to know the islamic position ie.should the bride hear her own nikkah?
Although it would suffice if the father or the male mehram guardian, who are entrusted with the authority by the bride to give her hand in marriage, hear and are satisfied with the conditions of the contract of nikaah, there is absolutely no harm or restriction in Shariah if the bride herself wishes to be present or hear her own nikaah; provided all the conditions of hijaab amongst the non-mehram men present for the nikaah are duely honored.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 9.101 Narrated by Aisha
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "It is essential to have the consent of a virgin (for her marriage). I said, "A virgin feels shy." The Prophet (saws) said, "Her silence means her consent."
The fact that the Messenger of Allah (saws) declared it essential to have the consent of the bride to her marriage, and the fact that the bashfulness of some brides might not allow her to give her verbal consent.. clearly implies that it is perfectly acceptable in Shariah for the bride to hear her own nikaah being performed.
What is of paramount importance in Shariah is that the Judge or Qadi performing the nikaah is absolutely convinced that the bride consents to her nikaah; if the Qadi has any doubt or has reason to fear that the bride does not consent to the nikaah or the conditions of the contract of nikaah, he is well within his authority to demand that the bride gives her approval to her nikaah in his presence.
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