What Khutbah (Sermon) Did Prophet Muhammad Give on Marriage?


Marriage is an important aspect of the Islamic way of life. In the following verse of the Quran, God describes the peace and harmony one can attain through marriage based on love and compassion.

And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts. Surely in this are signs for people who reflect. Quran 30:21

Marriage Khutbah (Sermon)

According to various traditions, Prophet MuhammadS gave the following sermon on the occasion of marriage.

إِنَّ الحَمدَ لِلَّهِ ، نَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغفِرُهُ ، وَنَعُوذُ بِهِ مِن شُرُورِ أَنفُسِنَا ، مَن يَهدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلا مُضِلَّ لَهُ ، وَمَن يُضلِل فَلا هَادِيَ لَه ، وَأَشهَدُ أَن لا إِلَهَ إِلا اللَّهُ وَأَشهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبدُهُ وَرَسُولُه .

Innal Hamda lillahi, nastaeenuhu wa nastaghfirhu, wa naoozu billahi min shorrori anfusina. Man yahdihi Allahu fala mudhilla lahu wa mayn yudhlil fa la hadia lah. Wa ash hadu al la ilaha il lal lah wa ash hadu an na Muhammadan abduhu wa rasooluhu.

All praises are for Allah. We seek Guidance and forgiveness from Him. We also seek refuge in Him from the evils of our own selves. Whoever Allah guides, none can misguide him. Whoever He lets go astray none can put him back on track. We testify that there is no god but Allah and we testify that Muhammad is Allah's servant and His messenger.

After glorifying God and the testimony of faith the Prophet would recite the following verses of the Quran.

o يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلاَ تَمُوتُنَّ إِلاَّ وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

O you who believe! be mindful of God, as is His due, and make sure you devote yourselves to Him, until your last moment. (Quran 3:102)

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالاً o كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاء وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءلُونَ بِهِ وَالأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا

O humanity! Be mindful of your Lord Who created you from a single soul, and from it, He created its mate, and through both, He spread countless men and women. And be mindful of Allah—in Whose Name you appeal to one another—and honor family ties. Surely Allah is ever Watchful over you. (Quran 4:1)

o يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَقُولُوا قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا

o يُصْلِحْ لَكُمْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَمَن يُطِعْ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ فَازَ فَوْزًا عَظِيمًا

Believers, be mindful of Allah, speak words that are straightforward and serve a good purpose - He will bless your deeds for you, and forgive your misdeeds. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, has truly achieved a great triumph. (Quran 33:70-71)


Islamic marriage requirements

Primary:

1. Mutual agreement by the bride and the groom
2. Two adult and sensible (mentally sound) witnesses
3. An agreed-upon Mahr (marriage-gift)

Secondary:

1. Legal guardian (wakeel) representing the bride.
2. Written marriage contract
3. Khutba to solemnize the marriage.


Dua

o رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

Our Lord, give us joy in our spouses and offspring. Make us good examples to those who are aware of You. (Quran 25:74)


  Category: Faith & Spirituality
  Topics: Khutbah (Sermon), Marriage

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