Thursday, 22 February 2024 | 03:07 AM

Dua for the Newlywed

It is Sunnah to congratulate someone on their recent marriage by giving a dua to the newlywed. Several authenticated hadith sources support the sunnah of this dua. It was a habit of the Messenger of Allah to congratulate newly married people by praying for blessings upon them. This is reported in several authenticated collections of hadiths. Reported in Sunan Abi Dawud, Abu Hurayrah (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) narrated that when the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) congratulated a man on his marriage, he said: May Allah bless for you, and may He bless on you, and combine both of you in good (works). (Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) Sunan Abi Dawud 2130). Similar accounts of this narration are reported in Jami` at-Tirmidhi (1091), Sunan Ibn Majah (1905), Mishkat al-Masabih (2445), and Bulugh al-Maram (Book 8, Hadith 6).

In Mishkat al-Masabih (2445), the following is explained: Abu Huraira said that when the Prophet congratulated a man on his marriage he said, “God bless you, bless you both, and prosper your union.” The verb used in prehistoric times to congratulate  newly weds was raffa'a, which meant, "May the marriage produce close union and sons." The Prophet substituted raffa’a with the word used in this tradition. Thus, the verb simply develops the meaning of congratulating without involving any particular formula. (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, and Ibn Majah transmitted it.)


Hisnul Muslim

Remembrance In the morning and evening

Morning & Evening

Allaahumma 'Anta Rabbee laa 'ilaaha 'illaa 'Anta, khalaqtanee wa 'anaa 'abduka, wa 'anaa 'alaa 'ahdika wa wa'dika mas-tata'tu, 'a'oothu bika min sharri maa sana'tu, 'aboo'u laka bini'matika 'alayya, wa 'aboo'u bithanbee faghfir lee fa'innahu laa yaghfiruth-thunooba 'illaa 'Anta.

O Allah, You are my Lord, there is none worthy of worship but You. You created me and I am your slave. I keep Your covenant, and my pledge to You so far as I am able. I seek refuge in You from the evil of what I have done. I admit to Your blessings upon me, and I admit to my misdeeds. Forgive me, for there is none who may forgive sins but You.(Whoever recites this with conviction in the evening and dies during that night shall enter Paradise, and whoever recites it with conviction in the morning and dies during that day shall enter Paradise.)


اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِر لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

[Hisnul 79] [Al-Bukhari 7/150, An-Nasa'i, At-Tirmizi.]

The Etiquettes of Reciting Dua for the Newlywed

The dua is a form of congratulations given to the newlyweds in Islam. The etiquette is to say the dua to the one married while congratulating him or her on their union. There is no particular way or method in which this dua should be said. You can say it as you like. 

Benefits of the Dua for the Newlywed

In Islam, when someone prays for the blessings and well-being of another Muslim, the angels of Allah pray the same upon the one praying. Another benefit of praying for blessings in a new marriage, including Allah’s acceptance, is that the new couple is protected from the temptations and interference of Shaytaan.

Dua for the Newlywed - FAQs

What dua is given to a newlywed couple in Islam?

The dua given to a newlywed couple in Islam is Baarakallaahu laka, wa baaraka 'alayka, wa jama'a baynakumaa fee khayrin. May Allah bless you, shower His blessings upon you, and join you together in goodness.

How do you congratulate a newlywed in Islam?

In Islam, Muslims pray for blessings upon those newly married as congratulations. This is the dua (prayer) given to the newlywed: May Allah bless you, shower His blessings upon you, and join you together in goodness.