Traditional Muslim Wedding Gifts


Have you been searching for beautiful Islamic wedding gifts on the world wide web? Have you been searching to buy wedding gifts online? This, in order that you can present them as gifts to remember to a buddy or a co-worker or a relative who is going to get married in just a few weeks or days? You don’t want to give what most people give anyway or what you too have been gifting on weddings all this time – money, apparel, jewellery and crockery. Rather, you are interested in giving something special and bespoke which the husband and the wife can value and cherish forever. Since marriage is a religiously solemnised affair, and weddings are conducted as religious rituals, we would recommend giving an Islamic wedding gift in case the couple about to get married is Muslim.

What makes a wedding gift ‘Islamic’? A frame or a cup or plate, in which a verse from the Quran is written in calligraphy. The Glorious Quran, if you didn’t know, has ayats which in particular talk about the relationship between the husband and the wife. We have explained them here:

Ayat number 187  from Surah Al Baqarah: “They (your wives) are a garment for you and you too are a garment for them.”

A garment covers our bodies, our parts related to shame, also our physical injuries or marks, if any. A garments adds beauty to our outer selves and shields us from pollution and extreme climates. The analogy is fit to be used for spouses – as they too should cover each other’s drawbacks from the world, should trust each other enough to share and keep secrets between themselves and should add grace to each other’s personalities.

Verse 21 from 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.”

When worldly affairs overwhelm us, we look towards our spouses for peace and comfort. Allah makes that possible for us by putting in our hearts love and mercy for one another.

Verse 8 from Surah Al-Naba: ‘And We created you in pairs.’

In no uncertain terms, uniting with your “better half” is a blessing. This blessing must be valued and cherished by being good to each other.

If any of the ayats from the Glorious Quran that have been explained above – if they are written in a calligraphic font and diligent put inside a frame, or displayed on a plate or mug, they would make for beautiful Islamic wedding gifts. If are looking to buy wedding gifts online, you would come across them, even bespoke ones, where the names of the couple are written below the ayat. Certainly, such a present would be cherished and valued. One can display it on the wall or keep it on the shelf or rack. In shaa Allah, it can be a spiritual reminder from the Glorious Quran.

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