Saudi Arabia has allowed marriages to take place at the Kaaba Sharif and Masjid al-Nabawi, the two holiest places in Islam. This information was reported by the Middle East-based media Gulf News about the country’s media Al Watan. According to the report published on Saturday, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia has taken this initiative to teach marriage in the holy Mecca and Medina.
A Saudi marriage official named Masoud Al Jabri said that there is consent in Islam in teaching marriage in mosques. Many of the local people of Madinah perform wedding ceremonies in the mosque.
He said, ‘Many people of Medina traditionally invite all their relatives to the wedding. Most of the time the bride’s family cannot accommodate everyone in the house. As a result, marriage is taught by coming to the Prophet’s Mosque or the Kaaba.
Masud Al Jabri also said, many people think that if marriage is taught in the mosque, it brings blessings and good luck. However, those who come to perform marriage at Masjid Nabawi or Kaaba Sharif have to follow some rules. Worshipers should not be distracted by loud noises, sanctity of the mosque should be preserved and coffee, sweets or other food should not be brought in large quantities.
Every year millions of people from Saudi Arabia and other countries go to Mecca to perform Umrah. In addition to performing Umrah, they visit Islamic heritage sites including Kaaba Sharif, Masjid al-Nabawi.