In our country, wedding invitations involve inviting everyone in our village and in the neighbouring village, by going house-to-house to invite people. If someone is not invited from his house (by a personal visit), he does not regard that as an invitation. The village has expanded a great deal, as has the neighbouring village, and people are living on the outskirts and on the mountaintops, which has made it very difficult to invite each person from his house, and that has caused the people a great deal of hardship. The people have agreed to announce the wedding invitation in the mosque. Is this permissible or haraam?


Praise be to Allah

The mosques should be free of announcements that have to do with worldly matters, which include telling people about a wedding feast or inviting them to it, because the mosques were not built for that; rather they were built to establish worship, teach knowledge, and spread goodness. Muslim narrated in his Saheeh (568) that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever hears a man making a lost property announcement in the mosque, let him say: May Allaah not restore it to you, for the mosques were not built for this purpose.” 

And Allah knows best.