Reciting Al-Faatihah at the engagement

Question 3: Is it a Bidd`ah (innovation in religion) to recite Soorah Al-Faatihah at the time of engagement? Similarly, is it a Bidd`ah for a man to present gifts to his fiancée on certain occasions; such as on the Days of `Eed, the middle of Sha`baan, the Day of `Ashoora’, and so on?

Answer: Reciting Soorah Al-Faatihah at the time of engagement or wedding is a Bidd`ah and so is presenting gifts to the bride on certain occasions, especially if they are non-Islaamic… read more here.