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15 July 2019 CE | 13 Dhul-Qadah 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Proclaim Marriage

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Proclaim marriage and solemnize it in the Masjid and beat Duffs over it.” [Tirmidhi]

This hadith informs us of three Sunnahs of an Islamic wedding:
1) To make a public announcement. Islamic weddings are not done in secret or kept secret. Sinful deeds need to be kept hidden from people’s knowledge.
2) To have the Nikah in a Masjid. It is more respectable to go to the Masjid than to call the Imam to your house. If someone is important do you go to them or do you tell them to come to you?
3) To celebrate using the Duff. The Duff is a particular type of tambourine without jingles on the side. Moral songs may be sung by underage girls. This should not be taken as a license for musical programs or singing seductive and vulgar songs.

Other than the above and the walima, all that we have in the way of conducting and celebrating weddings is not a part of the culture of the people of Jannah. Multiple events, many feasts, expensive outfits, mixed gatherings, displays of wealth, huge dowries, and countless other innovations, are all obedience of the Shaitaan.

Only your enemy would want you to forget that you are in the middle of taking a critical exam. If in the middle of a final year exam you stopped working on your paper and instead started changing from one dress into another, started choreographing dances and arranging parties, who would think you to be in your right mind? But this is exactly what Shaitaan invites us to do. He wants us to forget that we are taking the qualifying exams for Jannah. When we begin to obey him we become heedless of the exam called “life.” The Shaitaan is destined for Hell and swore that he would do his best to take as many of humankind as he could with him.

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