The Pakistani custom of holding the Quran over the bride’s head at the time of her rukhsati

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Fatwa ID: 01636

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Question:

A.a i pray this reaches Mufti Sahib in good health. My question is regarding the Pakistani custom of holding the Quran over the bride's head at the time of her rukhsati and making her read from it once she enters the husbands house. I would like to know if there is any shar'i basis for this or if it's just a made up custom.

Answer:

Bismillah

There are no basis of the aforementioned practice in the Shariah. It is a custom which should be discarded.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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