muslim wedding

Islam is a reli­gion wide­spread in many coun­tries. Noth­ing bet­ter tells about the tra­di­tions and cus­toms of a peo­ple or reli­gion than a wed­ding. There­fore, when the oppor­tu­ni­ty aris­es, it is worth learn­ing more about a Mus­lim wed­ding. This is a very beau­ti­ful rit­u­al called Nikah in Urdu. Almost all the ancient tra­di­tions of the Mus­limhave been pre­served to this day, they are so self-suf­fi­cient and beau­ti­ful that they will not soon be sup­plant­ed by the pass­ing nov­el­ties of the mod­ern world. It is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that in the Islam­ic world, wives are pow­er­less and dumb, and hus­bands use this with might and main. How­ev­er, this is absolute­ly not the case. The rights of men and women in Mus­lim coun­tries are equal, only their duties are dif­fer­ent. And men, by the way, have much more such respon­si­bil­i­ties than women. Let’s take a clos­er look at what a Mus­lim­is and how it is cel­e­brat­ed.

Con­cepts of mar­riage and pre­lim­i­nary rites

Mar­riage for Mus­lims is sacred. When enter­ing into mar­riage, the spous­es seek to pro­tect each oth­er, give warmth and com­fort, become an orna­ment for each oth­er, like clothes. This is exact­ly what the Qur’an says: “Wives and hus­bands are each oth­er’s clothes.” Before mar­riage, the bride and groom do not have the right to be alone, the pres­ence of oth­er peo­ple is manda­to­ry. The groom is for­bid­den to touch the cho­sen one, and accord­ing to the require­ments for wom­en’s cloth­ing in Islam, he will see only her face and hands before the wed­ding.

The cus­toms of a Mus­lim­sug­gest the pres­ence of a kind of ana­logue to a hen and bach­e­lor par­ty, as in Euro­pean coun­tries. This is the “Night of Hen­na”, when the bride is dec­o­rat­ed with­paint­ings all over her body with hen­na. Her friends and rel­a­tives gath­er in the girl’s house, they arrange sump­tu­ous treats and share advice and sto­ries. The groom at this time receives male guests, they have fun and con­grat­u­late the future hus­band. A spe­cial pat­tern with geo­met­ric motifs is also applied to his palms.

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Wedding cake figurines cer­e­mo­ny

The sce­nario of a Mus­lim­in­cludes two cer­e­monies — sec­u­lar and reli­gious, as in the Chris­t­ian world. The paint­ing in the reg­istry office is not con­sid­ered valid with­out an ana­logue of the­cer­e­mo­ny in a Mus­lim wed­ding. Usu­al­ly this most beau­ti­ful and full of holi­ness rite is per­formed sev­er­al days, weeks, or even months before the offi­cial cer­e­mo­ny. Let’s take a clos­er look at how Mus­lim wed­dings take place.

Usu­al­ly this event is held in a Mus­lim tem­ple — a mosque, the cer­e­mo­ny is attend­ed by two male wit­ness­es, as well as the father of the bride or her guardian. The clothes of the new­ly­weds are designed in the spir­it of nation­al tra­di­tions and also car­ry a sacred mean­ing. The priest reads a chap­ter of the Koran, which lists the main duties of the bride, and the groom announces the amount of the gift, which he under­takes to pay until the end of his life togeth­er or in the event of a divorce. A tem­ple cer­tifi­cate is an offi­cial doc­u­ment in many coun­tries.


No less col­or­ful and excit­ing part of a Mus­lim­is a fes­tive feast. It is allowed to call all friends and rel­a­tives, even those who pro­fess a dif­fer­ent reli­gion, but their pres­ence in the tem­ple will be pro­hib­it­ed. Men and women, as a rule, are seat­ed at tables sep­a­rate­ly from each oth­er. It should be not­ed that Mus­lim­toasts are not accom­pa­nied by drink­ing alco­holic bev­er­ages — this is pro­hib­it­ed by reli­gion. Mus­lim con­grat­u­la­tions on theare accept­ed from every­one who wants to con­grat­u­late the bride and groom, even from the poor and the poor. Guests are served sump­tu­ous meals, gourmet soft drinks, ori­en­tal sweets. And the cus­tom of cut­ting the­cake togeth­er and treat­ing those present came to Europe pre­cise­ly from the Mus­lim wed­ding.

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nickel wedding