WEDDINGS AS A PART OF THE PROPHET’S TRADITION

When you are invited to a wedding, it is fine to join the celebration unless there are prohibited acts being performed. Attending a wedding is part of the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (S.A.W), as Islam regards marriage as an act of adoration and obedience to Allah. Islam approves performing marriage’s bond in the mosque.

Muslim jurists specified that this is based on a Hadith reported by Al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Maja:

‘Publicize the marriage, execute it at the mosques and celebrate it with drums.’

Another Hadith reported by Imam Ahmad and Al-Hakim and others supports the first Hadith: ‘Publicize Marriage.’ It also supported by a third Hadith reported by Ahmad, Al-Tirmidhi, Al-Nasa’i and Ibn Maja:

‘The difference between a legitimate (Halal) and an illegitimate (Haram) marriage is the presence of voices and drums.’

There is no argument among the Muslim scholars that in a wedding celebration or during a wedding, the Prophet (PBUH) allowed women to play drums. The most valid opinion among many scholars is that men can also practice drums in order to announce the marriage thus making it recognized near and far.

The noble resolve of such publicity is to decide between an sinful and illicit association and a pure and desirable marriage. Attending a wedding is actually one of the rights of brotherhood among all the Muslims. It accomplishes the obligation of publicity, strengthens the prerequisite to confirm the sacredness of the marriage.

Attending a wedding also honors the husband and the wife by having their families and friends share in their pleasure. It blesses them with people that pray to Allah for their uprightness, accomplishment, prosperity and affluence.

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