What Is Done Between The Engagement And The Marriage Contract, And The Marriage Contract And The Wedding Party
Islamic Rulings -
Living Shariah Verdicts
Islamic Questions & Answers
Marriages, what symbols are used from the engagement
period to the celebrations?
And what is the significance of the rituals involved
from engagement to celebration?
Praise be to Allaah.
The relationship of an engaged man with his fiancée is
the same as a man's relationship with any woman to
whom he is not related: he is not allowed to enjoy any
kind of physical relationship with her whatsoever,
until the marriage contract with her has been
If it is asked what kind of relationship the husband
can have with his wife after the contract has been
completed and before the wedding party, the answer is
that he may enjoy a full husband-wife relationship,
including looking at her, kissing her, being alone
with her, travelling with her, having intercourse with
her, etc. (al-Lajnah al-Daa'imah li'l-iftaa: Fataawa
For more information on the Sunnah (way of the Prophet
(Peace And Blessings Of Allaah Be Upon Him) in
weddings, and what is done during the celebrations,
you can refer to the questions under the heading of
Nikaah (marriage) in the Fiqh (Jurisprudence and
Islamic rulings) section of this Website. If you have
any further questions, please feel free to contact us
again. And Allah is the source of strength.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid