Last night, I was seeing the pictures of a friend’s sister wedding. In one picture, I saw that the bride was throwing small gifts to her single cousins. I asked my friend about that. She said as we wanted to keep the wedding Halal, avoid music and dancing, that’s why we planned for some games and activities that will entertain our guests so they don’t get bored and fed up of an Islamic wedding. (Roughly interpreting her speech).
I found that thing so creative and a random thought suddenly hit my head. Why not we all girls make it a custom(a good gesture may be) in our wedding to give out gifts to our single cousins and friends. Let me explain you why and how.
Read this verse:
Surah Aal-e-Imran Verse 92
لَن تَنَالُواْ الْبِرَّ حَتَّى تُنفِقُواْ مِمَّا تُحِبُّونَ وَمَا تُنفِقُواْ مِن شَيْءٍ فَإِنَّ اللّهَ بِهِ عَلِيمٌ
By no means shall you attain to righteousness until you spend (benevolently) out of what you love; and whatever thing you spend, Allah surely knows it.
I read somewhere that we should give out gifts to our loved ones, present them the things that we love the most.
Lets get back to the point; the gift giving custom. As every girl we shop new stuff for our wedding but we love our used jewellery, perfumes, clothes, bags, shoes and all the stuff that we used when we were single and we don’t want to give it to anyone(Yes be honest). What if we present these things to our loved ones; our cousins and friends. That’s how we can add a fun activity in our wedding cultures, increase righteousness and grow love between you and your loved ones!
Allaah is pleased, Your sisters are pleased, you did not have to spend thousands of rupees in buying gifts.
What a great deal it would be, no?
P.S: One can also give out to the needy(poor) girls. It all depends on how creative you can be. No hard and fast rule.
Share this as much as possible, so, many of the sisters could benefit and you share the reward.