GIFTS FOR ISLAMIC WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

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ISLAMIC WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Are you looking for beautiful Islamic wedding gifts? Especially personalised Islamic wedding gifts that spouses can give one another on their anniversaries, or guests can give to newly married couples? Bouquets, accessories, clothes, especially, cash, are cliché. Better it is to give a present that reinforces the spirit of marriage, the essence of the marital bond. A present that would rekindle the love that seems to be on the wane.

Marriage, needless to say, is a very significant event in anindividual’s life. A marriage brings with it both smiles and tears, duties and benefits. Asmuch as the institution brings with it solace and love, it also brings with it efforts and compromise. It is therefore no wonder then that the Quran, the Word of Allah, has specific instructions for marital happiness.

Allah, the Almightt, says in the 21stayatof 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.”

Allah gives succour to the couple by placing between them love as well as mercy. Therefore, it is incumbent on both man and woman to value and cherish this blessing, this neyamat of Allah by being affectionate and compassionate towards each other. Because in the absence of all this, it would not be easy to comfort one another, an important goal of marriage.

In the 187thayatof Surah Al Baqarah, Allah, the Most Merciful, says, “They (your wives) are a garment for you and you are a garment for them.” Garment is anapt description for a spouse. Similar to the physical proximity between the body and the garment, the man and the woman should also be near to each other, and beyond the bodily sense. They should trust each other enough to be able to share with each other their fears, concerns, worries, anxieties and secrets. Similar to how a garment protects the wearer from dirt, dust and changes in climate, the husband and the wife guard each other from nastiness in the world. Similar to a garment hiding their bodily selves, including our physical injuries/marks, a man and a woman should also hide each other’s setbacks. The way a garment adds to our beauty, a couple should do the same to each another. That both man and wife are referred to as garments unto one another suggests equal responsibility of both.

Without a shred of doubt, Allah has made it amply clear the importance of the institution of marriage in His Book. A framed calligraphy of a marriage-specific ayat from the Holy Quran would make for beautiful Islamic wedding gifts. With the names of the husband and wife also written in calligraphy on the gifts, these would make for beautiful, rare personalised Islamic wedding gifts that guests can give to newlyweds or couples celebrating their wedding anniversaries. One can gift to their own spouse as well.