Are you looking for an Islamic wedding gift to give to your friend or loved on who is about to get married in a few weeks? You are so over the regular cash, boring clothes, unimaginative jewellery and predicatable tea sets, and want to give something different, something unique and something of immense value. We would suggest a personalised, bespoke gift which would make the newly wed couple feel special. A gift which can never be passed onto someone else because it is personalised and special. How about giving a frame in which the names of the boy and the girl are written and around them or above them is an ayat from the Holy Quran that is written in calligraphy – in other words, a personalised Islamic wedding gift.
They can put up the frame in their new home. The gift could also be a spiritual reminder about the essence of marriage. It can also be a visual expression of faith.
The Glorious Quran, after all, touches upon all facets of life, including marriage. There are ayats in the Quran which are specifically about the marital bond. We’ve mentioned them here.
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 covers our bodies, including our shameful parts, and physical injuries or marks, if any. It beautifies us and protects us from dust, grime and vagaries of the weather. In the same vein, the husband and the wife should cover each other’s faults, keep secrets between themselves, and add grace to each other.
Then, there is 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.”
When work and other worldly issues stress us out, we seek comfort and solace in our spouses. Allah makes that possible by filling the hearts of the husband and the wife with love and mercy for each other.
Also, there is also the eighth verse of Surah Al-Naba: ‘And We created you in pairs.’
Needless to say, uniting with your “better half” is a blessing, which must be valued and cherished by being showering love and compassion upon each other.
If any of the Quranic verses mentioned above are written in a calligraphic font and neatly put inside a frame, or displayed on a ceramic plate or mug, they would make an Islamic wedding gift. If the names of the boy and the girl are written below the verse, it would make for a personalised Islamic wedding gift. Such a gift would surely make the couple feel special, and they would likely cherish and value the gift forever. This gift can also be a spiritual reminder about the essence of marriage. You can even give it to a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary.