Can I Renew My Wedding Vows in Islam?



In Islam, if you speak the words “renew wedding vows” the ummah bidat radar goes into full alert! And it’s understandable because it’s mainly a non-Muslim concept these days. That said, can you renew your nikah contract? Yes! In the source Durr-Ul-Mukhtar, there is the following dua:

Allahumma innee uridu an ujaddidal eemana wannikaaha tajdeedan bi-qawli laa ilaaha illallah Muhammadun Rasoolullah.


This dua is also used to renew one’s iman (faith). All you need is two witnesses to you (the couple) to say these words. It’s also advised to do this at least once a month for nikah contract renewal. For your testament of faith renewal, it’s advised to say it once a week or biweekly.

You can also appoint your husband to renew your vows if he’s going to be in a group of men that know about this sunnah procedure. It’s a very simple affair but you can make it more romantic if you want. Please don’t go overboard and imitate non-Muslims now and fall in bidat traps lol!

I say, once in a blue moon, prepare a nice romantic night or weekend after renewing your nikah and iman. The rest of the time, just do it for maintenance of your deen. I hope this helps! Read more here.

Houb salam, happy belated Eid Mubarak, and jazak’Allah khair for reading,

Papatia Feauxzar




About Papatia

Papatia Feauxzar is an Author and Muslim Publisher who holds a Master degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. She now works from home alhamdullilah. You can visit her website at or her sister's website
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5 Responses to Can I Renew My Wedding Vows in Islam?

  1. Hanan ali says:

    Aslamalaikum you say that you need 2 witnesses could this be anyone? does it have to be a family member? And also the 2 witness could it be women or does it have to be men? Also does the husband and wife sit across each other when renewing the nikkah?

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    • Papatia says:

      Wa aleikum salam. The sources just say two witnesses so any Muslim adult qualifies. A woman only delegates her husband to renew her vows and faith when she doesn’t have witnesses or observes mahram rules. Otherwise, if mahram rule or free mixing concern is not the case, one can renew the vows the way the man and the nikah sat during the original nikah contract. Allahu alim.


  2. Hana says:

    As salaamu alakium me and my husband got married in 2010 but he was fornicating up untill 9months ago he now has been away for 10 months and won’t return until next year should we renew our nikkah or can we? To start fresh?

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    • Papatia says:

      Wa aleikum salam Hana. Sorry to hear that. You should definitely renew your nikah to start on a new fresh page and rekindle your bond in my honest opinion (Keep in mind I’m not a scholar. Just a practical being with a knack for marital advice 😉 ) Jazakh’Allah khair for stopping by and praying that your union is blessed by Allah here on out, ameen!


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