MUSLIM WEDDING GIFTS
Have you been typing ‘best Islamic wedding gifts’ on Google? Are you looking for creative Islamic wedding gifts? Your buddy, who is a practising Muslim, is getting married next week, and you want to really give something that he/she and his/her spouse would really love and appreciate and value forever. Needless to say, you are in no mood to present a boring set of tea cups, a pair of clothes or jewellery, or the highly unimaginative thing to give – cash, to the newlywed couple. Instead, you want to gift something unique and rare, and of possible, tailor-made. Why not give them something that would help them identify with their faith? Because marriage is a religiously sanctioned ritual, even though it has cultural strings stuck to it too.
You might be knowing that Arabic calligraphy is a major part of Muslim art and culture. In Arabic calligraphy, a verse from the Quran, is written on paper or engraved on walls of mosques or other buildings such as the Taj Mahal.
The Holy Quran explains how life is to be led, including how the relationship between man and woman is to be honoured. marriage. There are verses in the Muslim Holy Book which specifically touch upon marriage.
For example, the 187th verse of Surah Al Baqarah: “They (your wives) are a garment for you and you too are a garment for them.”
A garment is a layer over our physical beings, covering not just our private parts, but also adding grace to our personalities, protecting us from heat, cold, dust and grime. Likewise, the husband and wife should cover each other’s drawbacks, keep their secrets between them, and dignify each other too.
Also, the 21st verse 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.”
In order that stress doesn’t overwhelm a husband or wife, they should comfort each other, and be a source of mercy and solace for one another. Allah provides His Divine help in this by filling the hearts of spouses with mutual affection and compassion.
The eighth verse of Surah Al-Naba says ‘And We created you in pairs.’
No doubt, union with the “better half” is a blessing, and one must indeed honour this neyamat by being good to each another.
If any of ayats mentioned above are neatly framed, or written on a ceramic plate or printed on a mug, they would make for creative Islamic wedding gifts. If you Google for “best Islamic wedding gifts”, you may find them. So, with this basic information, you can plan a gift for the forthcoming wedding of your friend. He or she would likely love it, and be glad to accept it from you. Also, you can present this gift to a couple celebrating their marriage anniversary as well. One needs spiritual reminder about the importance of marriage.