Extravagance During Weddings- Squanderers

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful The Bestower of Mercy

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) said:

The Waleemah is a Prophetic Sunnah intended for the purpose of announcing a marriage and manifesting joy and happiness during this noble occasion. However, it has to be carried out within the boundaries of the Islamic rules and regulations, and neither being wasteful nor extravagant. (1)

Imaam as-Saa’di (rahimahullaah) said: ”Allaah (The Most High) said:

‘But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the Shayaateen (devils), and the Shaytaan (The Devil) is ever ungrateful to his Lord.'[Surah Al-Israa; Ayah 26-27]

Shaytaan does not call the person except to every blameworthy habit.  So he calls him to miserliness and to refrain from spending, but when the person refuses to obey him, he calls him to overspending and extravagance; but Allaah calls to the most just and balance of affairs and He praises the person for that, as He (The One Free From All Imperfections) stated about His faithful slaves:  ‘And those, who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor miserly, but hold a medium (way) between those (extremes).'[Surah Furqaan; Ayah: 67](2)

Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan said:

Economizing in spending and not being extravagant and wasteful is an obligation during marriage ceremonies and other than it. Those squanderers who waste meat and food, and dispose of it in waste bins should be reminded that there are hungry people hoping for a mouth full of (food) and a scrap of bread. (They should be reminded) to fear Allaah and to fear Him in their gatherings, and that they do not become the cause of Allaah’s blessings being stopped. (3)

[Reference: 1, 3; Al-Bayaan Li-Akhtaa-i Badil Kuttaab) page: 27, Vol: 2]

[Reference:2: Tafseer as-sadi]

Translated by: Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)

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