Islamic WEDDING CEREMONY FORMAT

 

Here are two suggested examples of   formats that were used during  recent wedding ceremonies. It is by no mean obligatory or necessary to use them in this order, form or shape. It can be done in the name of God and His blessing in any format that suit each couple  and each community.


 

(1)

I seek refuge in GOD, from Satan the rejected

In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

 

Peace be upon you.

Person doing marriage service:

We are gathered here to witness the marriage of Mr………. and Ms……

Marriage, like all of God’s provisions is a sign and a gift for us:

“Among His proofs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility and contentment with each other, and He placed in your hearts love and care towards your spouses. In this, there are sufficient proofs for people who think. ” [30:21]

This gift is thankfully accepted, for God tells us:

“The more you thank Me, the more I give you….” [14:7]

 

Bride :

God, I thankfully and joyfully accept this gift from God of  …….as my husband.

Groom :

God, I thankfully and joyfully accept this gift from God of ………as my wife.

Person doing marriage service, as he lights candle:

“GOD is the light of the heavens and the earth. The allegory of His light is that of a concave mirror behind a lamp that is placed inside a glass container. The glass container is like a bright, pearl-like star. The fuel thereof is supplied from a blessed oil-producing tree, that is neither eastern, nor western. Its oil is almost self-radiating; needs no fire to ignite it. Light upon light. GOD guides to His light whoever wills (to be guided). GOD thus cites the parables for the people. GOD is fully aware of all things. “[24:35]

 

Husband and wife together:

God, take our will and our life.
Guide our marriage.
Show us how to live.

Our best wishes to the couple.


 

(2)

[1:1] In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
[1:2] Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe.
[1:3] Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
[1:4] Master of the Day of Judgment.
[1:5] You alone we worship; You alone we ask for help.
[1:6] Guide us in the right path:
[1:7] the path of those whom You blessed; not of those who have deserved wrath, nor of the strayers.

 

[30:21]. Among His proofs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility and contentment with each other, and He placed in your hearts love and care towards your spouses. In this, there are sufficient proofs for people who think.

 

Love has given you wings,
and your journey begins today,
(Bride) and (Groom), wherever the wind may carry you,
you will stay side by side, day after day.

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.

May God’s blessings surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years, May happiness be your companion, on this earth and in the Hereaftre, and your days together be good , righteous and long upon the earth.

 

Officiant:

I ask you now in the presence of God and this congregation to declare your intent.

Will you, (Bride), have this man to be your husband, to live together in a holy marriage?Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?

 

Bride: I will

 

Officiant:

Will you, (groom), have this woman to be your wife, to live together in a holy marriage?Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?

Groom: I will

The Blessing of the Rings;

The wedding ring is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two loyal hearts in endless love. It is a seal of the vows (groom) and (bride) have made to one another. Bless O God these rings, that (bride) and (groom), who give them, and who wear them, may ever abide in thy peace. Living together in unity, love and happiness for the rest of their lives

 

The Exchange of rings:

(bride’s name), I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you. In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. With this ring, I thee wed.

 

(groom’s name), I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you. In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. With this ring, I thee wed.

 

Declaration of Marriage:

In as much as you have each pledged to the other your lifelong commitment, love and devotion, I now pronounce you husband and wife, In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

Those whom God has joined together let no one put asunder.

“Our Lord, direct us to appreciate the blessings You have bestowed upon us and upon our parents, and to work righteousness that pleases You. Let our children to be righteous as well “(46:15),

“…and admit us an honorable admittance and let us depart an honorable departure. Grant us from You a powerful support “(17:80).

“…and shower our parents with Your mercy for they have raised us from infancy” (17:24).

“Our Lord, let our spouses and our children be a source of joy for us, and keep us in the forefront of the righteous” (25:74).

“Grant us what you promised us through Your messengers and do not forsake us on the Day of Resurrection. You never break a promise “(3:194).

 

God bless you and Congratulation.


 

See the third Wedding ceremony at;

http://www.submission.org/women/marriage-ceremony.html

4 thoughts on “Islamic WEDDING CEREMONY FORMAT

  1. The second one sounds too much like the standard Christian wedding ceremony, just altered slightly for Muslim use. We have our own great traditions going back hundreds of years, we can adapt our own traditions rather than imitating the Christians.

  2. Also, you really need to moderate the comments. Some of them are very offensive, and some are spam. Not moderating comments makes it seem like you are not actively involved in your website and don’t care much about it.

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