The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia has launched a novel initiative permitting marriage contracts (nikah) to be solemnized at Islam’s two holiest sites – the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. This decision is geared towards enriching the experiences of pilgrims and visitors to these revered locations.
Regarded as a remarkable opportunity for innovation, companies are expected to devise inventive concepts for organizing such ceremonies within the sacred precincts. Musaed Al-Jabri, a Saudi marriage official (mazoun), underscored the alignment of conducting marriage contracts at the Prophet’s Mosque with Islamic principles. He highlighted that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself officiated a companion’s marriage ceremony at the mosque, underscoring the historical and religious significance of this initiative.