In a major development that combines tradition with innovation, Saudi authorities have sanctioned the conducting of marriage contracts at Islam’s two holiest sites, Makkah and Medina. This initiative was launched by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah which is working on enhancing the experiences of pilgrims and visitors, introducing a well-organized approach to nuptial ceremonies at the revered Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.
The Ministry’s initiative marks a significant milestone, allowing for the seamless conducting of marriage contracts within the sacred confines of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque. This move aims to provide comfort and ease to couples and attendees, enhancing the sanctity of these spiritual unions.
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Saudi Mazoun Musaed Al Jabri: ‘Nikkah in Medina is common among the locals’
Saudi mazoun, Musaed Al Jabri, affirmed the Islamic validity of conducting marriage contracts at mosques, highlighting that Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) himself had conducted a companion’s nuptial rite at a mosque. Al Jabri emphasized that the practice of conducting marriage contracts at the Prophet’s Mosque is already commonplace among the locals in Medina.
Al Jabri shed light on the cultural traditions that prompt couples to choose historical mosques for their marriage. Other reasons include limited space in the homes of the bride’s family which often leads to this choice, allowing them to accommodate a larger gathering of relatives. The Prophet’s Mosque and the Qaba Mosque, the first mosque built in Islam, hold particular significance for Muslims all around the world.
Some individuals believe that conducting a marriage contract at these mosques brings blessings and good luck, adding a spiritual dimension to the union. This belief further contributes to the growing trend of choosing these revered locations for such significant life events.
Guide for People Attending Marriage Ceremonies at the Holy Mosques
Al Jabri outlined crucial guidelines for ceremony attendees, emphasizing the need to avoid loud voices that may distract worshippers. Additionally, he stressed the importance of preserving the sanctity of the place, urging attendees to refrain from bringing excessive coffee, sweets, or food.
Millions of Muslims, both from inside and outside Saudi Arabia, annually converge upon the Grand Mosque to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque and other Islamic landmarks in Medina..
The new ruling by Saudi’s Ministry of Hajj provides couples with a unique opportunity to embark on their marital journeys in the sacred ambiance of these holy sites. This initiative not only adds a profound spiritual layer to nuptial ceremonies but also showcases the adaptability of cultural practices in the contemporary world.
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