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Marriage sermon
By Mft. M. Saifur Rahman Nawhami
1 Muharram 1433, 1436 AH / 27 November 2011 CE

The sermon preceding the marriage is sunnah. The message to all newlyweds is 'Fear Allah! Fear Allah! Fear Allah!' This is the common ground on which all relationships should be built. This is the solution to happiness even if we do not realise it.

The Prophet of Allah ﷺ taught the following marriage sermon to his companions.1 He says,

ان الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا من يهدي الله فلا مضل له ومن يضلل فلا هادي له أشهد ان لا إله الا الله وأشهد ان محمدا عبده ورسوله. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلاَ تَمُوتُنَّ إِلاَّ وَأَنْتُمْ مُسْلِمُونَ. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلاً سَدِيدًا يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًا

All praise is to Allah. It is to Him we pay tribute, seek help, and ask forgiveness. It is He who we believe in and depend upon. We seek the refuge of Allah from the waywardness of our souls and the disobedience of our actions. Those who Allah Almighty wishes to guide none can lead them astray and those who Allah deems unworthy none can save them. I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and I testify that Muhammad – peace be upon him – is his slave and messenger.

O believers! Fear Allah as he should be feared and do not die except that you are Muslims.2

O people! Fear your Lord who has created you from a single soul, created from it a partner and spread from these men and women in abundance. Fear Allah who will ask you regarding your [conduct to] family. Indeed Allah is watching over you.3

O believers! Fear Allah and only speak uprightly. [Allah] will improve your actions, and forgive you of your misdeeds. Whoever abides by Allah and his messenger indeed they have gained the greatest success.4

  • 1See Abu Dawud, Nasa' et al.
  • 2Al Imran: 102
  • 3al-Nisa: 1
  • 4al-Nisa': 9
  • Type: Note

  • Author: M. Saifur Rahman Nawhami

  • Collection: Ijtima

  • ID: 111127501

  • Updated: 07-November-2023