Do Islamic weddings usually take place in a Mosque? Do they have standard wedding vows like in Christianity?

March 26, 2013 | By

Question by Mateusz: Do Islamic weddings usually take place in a Mosque? Do they have standard wedding vows like in Christianity?
If so, then how do these standard wedding vows go? What is said?
Thanks for your answers, but I was hoping to know the whole script, word for word if possible. Specifically, are they made to promise in front of god that they love each other?

Best answer:

Answer by lyfisatest
Yes they take place in the mosque

the scholar will ask the man if he accepts the woman and viceversa either the father will take the permission of the girl to say she accepts or the girl can say it herself...

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Comments (5)

  1. Anti-Wahhabi

    Islamic weddings take place at home not at a mosque. The molvi comes to your house to do the nikah… :/

  2. Arabsdontunderstand

    Arab weddings dont take place in mosque cos even Arab mosques dont allow belly dancers

  3. Wolverine(S.Persian)

    “Marriage in Islaam”

    “The Muslim Family 1, The Quest for Love & Mercy (Regulations for Marriage & Wedding in Islaam)”

    try this, I got it from someone.

  4. Diaz D

    There aren’t standardized vows like in Christianity. The couple writes a marriage contract, to which both sides can add terms and conditions. Two male witnesses or one male and two female witnesses are required to be present. The imam tells the couple on the importance of marriage and their duties to each other. Each is then asked three times whether he/she agrees with the contract, and then the marriage is sealed. More info can be found at

  5. Butterfly

    I guess it would depend on what country. I was married in Morocco and was not married in a Mosque. I was married at the adoul’s office, there were no vows. The adoul just filled out a document called a nikkah that listed our names, birth dates, addresses, religions, etc. and the amount of the dowry. Later we had a walima, which is a wedding celebration, where we wore the different outfits of clothing, were paraded into the room where our guests were, danced, exchanged rings, ate, etc. We did not promise in front of God that we loved each other. Since my family was not present and I am a Christian, we are having a Christian wedding later, where we will exchange vows.