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Did our beloved Prophet Mohammed pbuh make a congregational prayer (Duwa) after Nikaah (Marriage)?

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my question is? Did our beloved Prophet Mohammed pbuh make  a congregational prayer (Duwa) after Nikaah (Marriage)? if not then why in india its so highly commonly practised in all the marriages....... soon after the recitation of quranic verses on Nikaah (Marriages) they make a congregational prayer (Duwa)........ if this is not a practise by Prophet pbuh, companiions, next generation and next generation then why why this generation is doing this???????????

 

may be a small minor act but as it can be a Bidath, it can lead to hell fire....... pls comment?

 

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Dua after nikaah

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.




 

Respected brother in Islam, although it has for some reason become customary today that a nikaah ceremony never takes place without an imam or qadhi, the truth is that at the time of the Messenger of Allah (saws), he (saws) was almost never invited specially to perform or witness the Nikaah of the believers in Madinah.

 

More often than not, if the marriage was not in the immediate family of the Prophet (saws), he (saws) would only find out about the marriage after it had already happened.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.395 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik

The Prophet (saws) seeing a yellow mark (of perfume) on the clothes of his friend and companion, Hadrat Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf (r.a.), said, "What about you?" Abdur-Rahman (r.a.) replied, "I have married a woman with a Mahr of gold equal to a date-stone." The Prophet (saws) said, "May Allah bestow His Blessing on you (in your marriage). Give a wedding banquet, (Walima) even with one sheep."

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.280 Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah

My father died and left seven or nine girls and I married a matron (divorced or widowed woman). Allah's Messenger (saws) (happened to meet me and) asked "O Jabir! Have you married?" I said, "Yes." He (saws) asked "A virgin or a matron?" I replied, "A matron." He (saws) asked "Why not a virgin, so that you might play with her and she with you, and you might amuse her and she amuse you." I said, " 'Abdullah (my father) died and left girls, and I disliked to marry a girl like them, so I married a lady (matron) so that she may look after them." On that the Prophet (saws) said "May Allah bless you (in your marriage)."

 

Just as one would make a financial agreement between the concerned two parties, the nikaah is a social agreement which the two concerned parties make between themselves in the presence of available witnesses.

 

But because a nikaah is a very important social agreement, where the very foundation of a family is laid..if one amongst the believers reminds the concerned parties and those present to fear Allah, reminds the two parties the rights Allah Subhanah has bestowed on each other, or supplicates the Lord Most Gracious to bless this sacred union of marriage, there is absolutely no harm.

 

Although there is absolutely no evidence that the Messenger of Allah (saws) would make a special congregational supplication whenever he (saws) was present at a nikaah, there is evidence (as quoted in the two hadiths above) that whenever he (saws) found out or was informed that a couple amongst the believers had entered into a contract of marriage, he (saws) would make a supplication to Allah Subhanah to bless the marriage.

 

To believe or assume that a nikaah ceremony without congregational supplications will not be valid would indeed take it to the level of inventing a bida or innovation; but if one chooses to make a casual or general supplication or one informs the parties concerned to fear Allah in their marriage, or reminds them the rights which Allah Subhanah has bestowed upon each party in the marriage, in the opinion of the majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam, there is no harm. And Allah Alone Knows Best.

 

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 and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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