Sunday, 10 January 2010

The Sitting of the Bride and Groom Among the Women is Detested

Shaikh Abdul-Aziz bin Baz says:

''Among the detested things which the people have innovated in these times is placing the bride on a throne among the women, and sitting her husband next to her in the presence of unveiled women who are revealing their beauty. This may also occur within the presence of other male members of his family.

For those possessing an unimpaired innate character, a religious sense of self respect, the great corruption entailed by this action and the opportunity which it gives to unrelated men is well known.

That is, they see alluring, revealingly-dressed women, and the evil consequences which result from it. Therefore, it must be prohibited and completely eradicated due to the Fitnah which it causes to safeguard womens gatherings from that which contradicts the pure Islamic Law.

I advise all of my Muslim brothers to fear Allaah, to adhere to His Law in all matters, and to beware of all that Allaah has forbidden to them, to abstain from the causes of evil and corruption in weddings and in other matters, seeking the Pleasure of Allaah, Most Glorified, Most High, and avoiding those things which cause His Anger and His Punishment.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz

Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 5 Page 321