MUSLIM WEDDING

Are you looking for traditional Islamic wedding gifts? Do you want to buy Islamic wedding gifts for a couple in you circle of friends or family relations or neighbours? You want to move on from just gifting apparel, jewels, accessories or the oh-so-predictable cash. Why not present them something which is bespoke, which elucidates the importance of marriage, and which can also be put up in a newly-weds’ residence. We would suggest to buy a gift that has anayat from the Holy Quran transcribed in calligraphy and framed.

Marriage is, in fact, the most significant turning point in a human being’s life – one that comes with duties and privileges, smiles and frowns,responsibilities and benefits. It is a mixed bag of comfort and sacrifice, effort and love. Which is why Allah has given specific instructions to husband and wife in the Holy Quran.

Almighty Allah says in Ayat no. 21 of Surah Al Room: “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.”

Allah helps the spouses in their marriage by placing between them mercy and affection, so now it is the responsibility of both the man and the woman to optimise this neyamat, and give each other affection and compassion. Or else, it would be a tall task to find tranquillity within one another, an important marital goal.

In verse 187 of Surah Al Baqarah, Allah says, “They (your wives) are a garment for you and you are a garment for them.” Garment describes well a spouse. Like the physical proximity between the physical self and the cloth, the man and the woman should also be close to each other, going beyond the physical sense. They should be able to exchange their fears, concerns and secrets with not an iota of mistrust between them. Quite similar to a garment’s protection of our physical self from dirt, grime and extreme temperatures, so should a man and woman protect each other from enemies. Just how a cloth covers our physical beings, including our shameful parts and bodily injuries/marks, so should a man and woman shield each other’s faults. Like a garment enhances our personalities, so should a man and woman add beauty to one other’s persona. Besides, the metaphor of garment for both husband and wife implies equal responsibility of each towards the other.

In no uncertain terms, Allah has made lucid the importance of marital relationship in the Holy Quran. Sharing a verse from the Glorious Book that talks specifically of marriage, which is transcribed in calligraphy, and framed, with a newly married couple – this could certainly be among rare, traditional Islamic wedding gifts one can give. You will find many such presents online if you want to buy Islamic wedding gifts for a loved one in your family, or circle of friends, or colleagues, or neighbours et al.