As salamu alaykum wa Rahmat Allahi wa Barakatuhu.
posted by abu abdAllah Tariq Ahmed
Still thinking about current events, but a bit more personal in this instance. :) Just tonight a brother told me about the speech made by Ali ibn Talib radi Allaho anho after the Prophet sull Allaho alayhi wa sallam performed the wedding of Ali to Fatimah radi Allaho anha. Two points to remember from it: Ali praised Allah at the outset, and then he thanked the guests. And “tonight” means Wednesday night, because Sunday is my walima, bi’idhnillah.
Walhamdolillah. Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billah. If any of my guests are reading this, may Allah have made every footstep you traveled to be with us an increase in barakat for you. As for those of you who have journeyed with me and my family for many years to this day, may Allah count your patience, your reminders, and your time with us, all of it as good deeds. And those of the believers, be they friends, family, or musalleen, who wished to be with us but could not, may Allah bless you likewise, for His generosity and His capacity to reward are both limitless. And for everyone who reads these words, may Allah guide you to the straight path. Alhamdolillah, making dua for you and limiting my speech are my gifts to you.
So, heard any good speeches at a nikah or walima? What made the speech good or memorable (and hopefully both)?