Can I Renew My Wedding Vows in Islam?

Bismillah,

In Islam, if you speak the words “renew wedding vows” the ummah bidat radar goes into full alert! And it’s understandable because it’s mainly a non-Muslim concept these days. That said, can you renew your nikah contract? Yes! In the source Durr-Ul-Mukhtar, there is the following dua:

Allahumma innee uridu an ujaddidal eemana wannikaaha tajdeedan bi-qawli laa ilaaha illallah Muhammadun Rasoolullah.

 

This dua is also used to renew one’s iman (faith). All you need is two witnesses to you (the couple) to say these words. It’s also advised to do this at least once a month for nikah contract renewal. For your testament of faith renewal, it’s advised to say it once a week or biweekly.

You can also appoint your husband to renew your vows if he’s going to be in a group of men that know about this sunnah procedure. It’s a very simple affair but you can make it more romantic if you want. Please don’t go overboard and imitate non-Muslims now and fall in bidat traps lol!

I say, once in a blue moon, prepare a nice romantic night or weekend after renewing your nikah and iman. The rest of the time, just do it for maintenance of your deen. I hope this helps! Read more here.

Houb salam, happy belated Eid Mubarak, and jazak’Allah khair for reading,

Papatia Feauxzar

Papatia Feauxzar

Papatia Feauxzar is the Love & Relationship Editor of Hayati Magazine. Feauxzar is also a Muslim Publisher and an American author of West African descent living in Dallas, Texas with her son and husband. She holds a master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. After working as an accountant for a corporate firm for almost five years, Feauxzar decided to pursue Accounting from home while homeschooling her son. You can visit her website at www.djarabikitabs.com.

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