Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji
On the first night of the marriage, the two rakaats salaah a person reads is nafl? Or sunna? And should ot be read on the ladies’ clothes or veil?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
With regards to the two rakats, it is a practice established through the companions.
Abu Wail (rahimahullah) narrates that a man came to ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu anhu)from Bajilah and said: ‘I am marrying a virgin girl, and I fear that she may dislike me, so ‘Abdullah mentioned: ‘Love is from Allah, and dislike is [caused] from Shaytan so he may make unattractive what Allah has made permissible for a person. When she enters, command her to perform two rakats behind you.’1
Only Allah knows best
Written by Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
1 Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 10460, 10461 and Al-Mu’jam Al Kabir, Hadith: 8993.