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Muslim Wedding Vows Inspired by Quran Verses on Love & Marriage

Published Monday, Nov. 7th, 2022


Sample wedding vows for a modern Nikah or interfaith Muslim wedding ceremony, inspired by verses from the Quran on love & marriage.

 

 

 

Although wedding vows aren’t part of a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony, called a nikah ceremony, many modern Muslim couples choose to include them with their officiant’s help. 

 

Muslim inspired marriage vows are also common in interfaith wedding ceremonies, when a Muslim marries someone from another faith, such as Judaism or Christianity, and the couple wants to include traditions from both religions. 

 

And while many Muslim clergy refuse to marry interfaith couples, love knows no bounds! Muslim interfaith relationships and marriages are increasingly common, and couples are looking to friends and relatives to officiate their ceremonies, as well as other community members and faith leaders.

 

 

So, if you’re looking for vow inspiration for a modern Muslim or interfaith wedding ceremony, you’re in the right spot! 

 

Below are five examples of wedding vows inspired by quotes and verses taken from The Holy Quran about marriage and love. 

 


Muslim Wedding Vows 
Inspired by Quotes from the Quran on Love and Marriage 

 

‘Traditional’ vows

(According to the experts at Brides.com, these vows are the most common version heard in modern Muslim weddings)

 

Bride: "I, (name), offer you myself in marriage, in accordance with the instructions of the Holy Quran and the Holy Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him. I pledge, in honesty and with sincerity, to be for you an obedient and faithful wife."

 

Groom: "I pledge, in honesty and sincerity, to be for you a faithful and helpful husband."

 

 

Allah’s bounty

 

“I, (name), offer myself to be your (wife/ husband), with the promise to make our marriage a happy one, enriched always with Allah’s help, His Bounty and All-knowing love, for all the years of our lives.”

 

Inspired by An-Nur 24:32“Marry off the free singles among you, as well as the righteous of your bondmen and bondwomen. If they are poor, Allah will enrich them out of His bounty. For Allah is All-Bountiful, All-Knowing.”

 


One soul 

 

“(Name), I take you to be my (wife/ husband). We were once one soul, split in two, a perfect pair, and now we become one again in marriage. Today I pledge my loyalty and love to you for as long as we live, as your faithful (husband/ wife) and constant friend. 

 

Inspired by An-Nisa 4:1 – “People, be mindful of your Lord, who created you from a single soul, and from it created its mate, and from the pair of them spread countless men and women far and wide; be mindful of God, in whose name you make requests of one another. Beware of severing the ties of kinship: God is always watching over you.”

 


A gift 

 

“(Name), this love between us is a gift that I will strive to honor each day. I promise you, honestly and sincerely, from this day forward, to be a compassionate and faithful (husband/ wife) to you, to be a nurturing (parent) to the children we may be blessed with, and to provide a tranquil and comfortable home for us.  

 

Inspired by Ar-Rum 30:21 – “And one of His signs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves so that you may find comfort in them. And He has placed between you compassion and mercy. Surely in this are signs for people who reflect.”

 


Comfort and care

 

Bride: “I, (Name), promise you, (Name), here before Allah and our friends and families, to care for you each day forward, to be a comfort to you, to keep a warm and joyful home for you, to be a place of refuge for you, and to remain a faithful and honest wife to you, always.”

 

Groom: “I, (Name), promise you, (Name), here before Allah and our friends and family, to care for you, support you, and provide for you, through all of life’s ups and downs, as your faithful and loving husband.”

 

Inspired by An-Nisa 4:34 – “Men are the caretakers of women, as men have been provisioned by Allah over women and tasked with supporting them financially. And righteous women are devoutly obedient and, when alone, protective of what Allah has entrusted them with.”

 

 

What is a Nikah ceremony? 

A nikah ceremony is a religious wedding ceremony for Muslim couples, in which couples consent to marriage and sign the Islamic marriage contract in front of an imam and witnesses. Also spelled ‘nikaah’ and ‘nikkah,’ this ceremony is very important in Islam, and is the only religiously recognized way for two people to marry and secure their relationship in front of Allah (God). Nikahs are traditionally simple and inexpensive, and are usually performed in a mosque. They may be followed by lavish parties and other celebrations. Learn more here: 

 

Read: What is a Nikah Ceremony? 
Intro to the Muslim Marriage Ceremony

A young couple embrace after their nikah ceremony, the woman wears a white dress with white and gold head scarf, the man is in a blue suit with white shirt and gold bowtie

 


 

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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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