I seek refuge in GOD, from Satan the rejected
In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Peace be upon you.
The Prophet said, “No house has been built in Islam more beloved in the sight of Allah than through marriage.” (Wasa’il, vol. 14, p. 3)
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. ” [ Quran 30:21]
This gift is thankfully accepted, for God tells us:
… “The more you thank Me, the more I give you….” [Quran 14:7]
Declaration of No Impediment
(Groom) and (Bride), if you know any reason why you may not be lawfully married, I ask you to declare it now.
God, I thankfully and joyfully accept this gift from God of (Groom) as my husband.
God, I thankfully and joyfully accept this gift from God of (Bride) as my wife.
“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. “[Quran 24:35]
Bride and Groom together:
God, take our will and our life.
Guide our marriage.
Show us how to live.
In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe. Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship; You alone we ask for help. Guide us in the right path: the path of those whom You blessed; not of those who have deserved wrath, nor of the strayers. [Quran 1:1-7]
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. [Quran 30:21].
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 Hereafter, and your days together be good , righteous and long upon the earth.
Declaration of Intent
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
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), I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honour you. In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. With this ring, I thee wed.
(Groom), I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honour 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.
Presentation of the Couple
“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 “(Quran 46:15),
“…and admit us an honorable admittance and let us depart an honorable departure. Grant us from You a powerful support “(Quran 17:80).
“…and shower our parents with Your mercy for they have raised us from infancy”
“Our Lord, let our spouses and our children be a source of joy for us, and keep us in the forefront of the righteous” (Quran 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 “(Quran 3:194).
God bless you and Congratulations.
It gives me great delight to introduce for the first time Mr. and Mrs. ____________.