………… أاعلنوا النکاح واجعلوہ فی المساجد
- The best nikah is a simple nikah (miskaat shareef.) The best Nikah is the one that is coupled with the least amount of extravagance, wastage and resemblance to non-Islamic practices
- The best place to have your nikah is the musjid
- The best time would be after Asr on Friday
- Having people does not mean that they all have to be fed a special meal. Those that are poor should not be embarrassed, nor is it the duty of the less fortunate to take out loans to fulfill this sunnah
- The meal can be simple. There is no Islamic requirement of specified dishes coupled with specific requirements of matching curtains and table clothes and flowers to that of a given persons attire, etc.
- That which is built on sunnah can only get stronger. Sunnah has in it the appeal of simplicity as well as quality
The Islamic greeting is as follows:
بارك الله لك وبارك عليك وجمــــــــــع بينكما بخير
Transliteration: barakalla who laka. Wabaraka alayka. Wajama’a baynakuma bi khayr
source: ابو داوٴد، ترمذی
Meaning: Allah bless you and shower His choicest blessings upon you and gather every type of goodness between the both of you
This dua is mentioned at the time of greeting the groom or bride (after greeting one with the islamic salutation of Asalamualikum). (Variations of the above dua does exist.)
Allah Certainly Knows Best.
Note: the above can only occur if our youth insist on doing the right thing. The money saved on Hilton, etc. can be spent on halaal expenses of the married couple, umrah or hajj together, etc.