السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Wednesday 16th June 2021.
My chosen topic today is ‘Weddings’.
It has been an unprecedented 15 months. Since March 2020, the whole of the UK has been under some level of restriction. When the government set out their roadmap to ‘freedom’, everyone’s eyes were on the 21st of June. It was termed, ‘Freedom Day’. The date has now been put back to 19th July.
However, the government seems to have granted some freedom to some events, such as weddings, from the 21st of June. So today, I want to make a very humble request to all brides and grooms that, for the sake of The Almighty, make sure your wedding complies with the following 3 points:
- Number 1 is segregation. Under no circumstances whatsoever should there be free mixing at your wedding. The majority of wedding venues have 2 or more function suites. If your chosen venue doesn’t, then hire out another venue nearby. Segregation is a must.
- Number 2 is, no music at all please. The Wrath of The Almighty descends very quickly when sins such as the playing of music are committed openly in large gatherings. Why would you want to indulge all your guests in sins on your most memorable day? What will you get out of it? There are many Nasheeds that will make your wedding day memorable. Remember, Nasheeds should be without music.
- Number 3 is, no photography and video recordings please. You will say ‘maybe numbers 1 and 2 are manageable but number 3 is impossible’. I would say ‘very difficult’ but ‘not impossible’. If you really need to, for memories, then please keep to an absolute minimum. The groom should keep in mind that his wife’s photos and videos will go viral, even before the rukhsati. The bride should also keep that in mind regarding her husband.
Finally, do keep in mind that we have been following the law of the land for the last 15 months. Let it not be that we disobey the Law of The Creator of the universe during the ‘freedom period’.
May The Almighty give all the brides, grooms and their families the strength and courage to overcome the traditions and customs that have taken over our weddings, Āmeen.
Please do read my other posts on the subject of weddings, https://hdreflections.com/?s=Weddings
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala