The Two Rakaats Salah a Person Reads on the First Night of the Marriage Is It Nafl or Sunnah

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Fatwa ID: 05895


Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji





On the first night of the marriage, the two rakaats salaah a person reads is nafl? Or sunna? And should ot be read on the ladies’ clothes or veil?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful





With regards to the two rakats, it is a practice established through the companions.


Abu Wail (rahimahullah) narrates that a man came to ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu anhu)from Bajilah and said: ‘I am marrying a virgin girl, and I fear that she may dislike me, so ‘Abdullah mentioned: ‘Love is from Allah, and dislike is [caused] from Shaytan so he may make unattractive what Allah has made permissible for a person. When she enters, command her to perform two rakats behind you.’1




Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





1 Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 10460, 10461 and Al-Mu’jam Al Kabir, Hadith: 8993.





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