My name is Mohammed Safiullah from Bangalore, India. Kindly let me know the Fatwa in the light of Quran and Sunnah. Now a days the hypocritical practice of performing Nikah in Masjid and doing all celebrations against Sunnah in expensive Shaadi Mahals has become a routine affair. Having many dishes, decoration, dowry, video, photography etc are just to mention a few practices. People say that it is Sunnah to have Nikah in a Masjid and do all non-Sunnah activities (bida’ah) in Shaadi Mahals. Mufti Sahib please let me know whether Prophet Muhammad (saw) celebrated his Nikahs in Masjid in the light of Ahadith. I do agree it is advisable to celebrate Nikah in Masjid if we are really celebrating the wedding in a simple way as per Shariah and sunnah. Please revert back to me at the earliest on my email id and publish this also online for the benefit of the Ummah.
It is true that it is masnoon and mustahab to do nikah in the mosque. However, it is not right to perform acts against sunnah in marriage palace. If nikah is to be done as per the sunnah then one should follow sunnah from beginning to end, it will carry prosperity and goodness. The holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said ان من أعظم النكاح بركة أيسره مؤنة (i.e. the blessed nikah is one that carries less expense).
Making celebration in marriage, showing the goods of dowry and making video etc are unlawful and haram. It must be avoided.
Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best
Darul Uloom Deoband