Pray the two rak‘ahs on the wedding night ?
Shaykh Ibn Baaz was asked:
They say that there is a prayer for getting married and they call it Sunnah or Sunnat al-zawaaj (the Sunnah of marriage), and it is before consummation.
And they say: Pray two rak‘ahs, and after that comes the consummation. Please advise us, thank you.
It is narrated in some reports from some of the Sahaabah that one should pray two rak‘ahs before consummating the marriage, but there is no reliable report concerning that in terms of soundness.
- If you pray two rak‘ahs as some of the early generation did, there is nothing wrong with it; and
- If you do not do that, there is nothing wrong with it.
The matter is broad in scope, but I do not know of any reliable, saheeh Sunnah concerning the matter.