ISLAMABAD: Masjid Rehmat ul Alamin F/8 in Islamabad has taken an admirable step towards helping deserving families celebrate their daughters’ weddings with respect and dignity by establishing a free-of-charge marriage hall.
This compassionate initiative aims to provide a memorable and dignified wedding experience for deserving families, while alleviating the financial burden on poor families and enabling them to celebrate their special occasion with joy and honour.
The mosque management has equipped the marriage hall with a stage for the bride and groom, crockery, tables, chairs, and trained waiters to serve food to the guests of orphan and deserving brides. Additionally, the initiative ensures that newlywed brides are sent to their new homes with respect and dignity.
The hall has a time limit of three hours and includes a stage for the bride and groom. Parents are allowed to either solemnize the Nikkah of their daughter themselves or choose a Khateeb of their choice for the ceremony.
To book the hall, deserving parents can contact the mosque management committee. Taj Qamar, a member of the mosque committee, advises people to associate the departure of their daughters with the call to prayer (Azan) and prayer (Salah) to eliminate superstitions and create a blessed environment that will facilitate a new life.
According to Qamar, the mosque recommends that families planning to attend the event should limit the number of guests to 100 or 120 individuals, with an equal number of men and women, and prioritize Islamic teachings while avoiding extravagance by religious teachings.
To ensure a successful event, three men and three women from the family should take responsibility for arranging and maintaining order, with one man and one woman appointed to oversee the event and ensure that the mosque administration does not participate in the ceremony. Taj Qamar encourages families to link their daughters’ departure with the call to prayer and salah, adding that superstitions will decrease and wastefulness and burden on poor families will be eliminated.