Interfaith Muslim Wedding Script

Muslim Wedding
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  • ~12 Minute Ceremony

A great option for interfaith couples, this Muslim wedding ceremony script blends elements of Islam teachings with secular elements to create a balanced ceremony focused on love, affection, and commitment. Although it takes a hybrid form, the script still features all the elements required for a legal wedding.

Introduction

OFFICIANT (to congregation):

As-salamu alaykum. Welcome and unto you all peace.

We are gathered here today to witness the wedding of _________ and _________. This particular ceremony will include some beautiful elements from the Islamic tradition that the couple have chosen to include, in addition to elements personal to them.

Love has no boundaries or borders. There are no obstacles that can stand in defiance of it. Love always finds a way. And isn’t it wonderful that even though _________ and _________ come from two very different backgrounds, their mutual love for one another has not only brought them together but also melded their distinct families, cultures, and faith beliefs as well.

It goes to show that in life, love is what truly brings us together. Love is what led _________ and _________ to unite, and love is what will keep their union strong.

Declaration of Intent

OFFICIANT (to couple):

_________ and _________ please face each other and hold hands.

OFFICIANT (to _________):

_________, do you agree to take _________ as your lawfully wedded husband/wife/partner? To cherish, honor, love and respect him/her/them and hold him/her/them above all others in your heart, mind and soul?

_________: I do

OFFICIANT (to _________):

And _________, do you agree to take _________ as your lawfully wedded husband/wife/partner? To cherish, honor, love and respect him/her/them and hold him/her/them above all others in your heart, mind and soul?

_________: I do

Vow/Ring Exchange

OFFICIANT (to congregation):

Earlier today, _________ and _________ signed their Nikah – the traditional Islamic wedding contract – and exchanged their holy vows in front of one another and their families. The _________ has also given the mahr – or wedding gifts – to _________ and his/her/their family, including the lovely wedding ring you see on his/her/their finger. Tradition dictates these things not be done in front of the entire wedding party, and so _________ and _________ have decided to show their love for one another in front of you all today by exchanging their own conventional vows.

(Sample vows included below may be substituted with personally written vows)

_________:

_________, I have loved you from the time the stars were born, and I will love you long after the last star has died. I am yours and you are mine. Single has turned into couple, “I” has turned into “We” and I have been made whole.

_________:

_________, I have loved you from the time the stars were born, and I will love you long after the last star has died. I am yours and you are mine. Single has turned into couple, “I” has turned into “We” and I have been made whole.

Closing Statement

OFFICIANT (to congregation):

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when two people come together and become one married couple, it is truly a thing of beauty – apparent for all to see. My hope is that _________ and _________ continue to grow in their union, finding ways to deepen their connection on both the good days and the bad. Remember the hope, strength and love you feel today, and carry that with you for the rest of your days together.

Pronouncement

OFFICIANT (to congregation):

_________ and _________, having mutually agreed on their marriage and declared their love for one another before those in attendance today, will now be joined for eternity. By the power vested in me by the Universal Life Church, I now pronounce you wed. Congratulations!