Custom of a person removing the bride from the stage on her wedding

Q: I am planning to marry in 3 weeks insha Allah.

The families are making the nikah very difficult. Myself and wife to be want it to be simple and Islamic also adhering to covid protocols.

They are also requesting that we have human to remove her from the stage as is the tradition in Cape Town.

Could you please tell me if this has any basis in Islam as we are both very shy and do not want to even be on a stage of any sort.

A: There is no basis for this in Islam. The simpler the nikaah the greater the barkat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)