created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in
tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your hearts."
Holy Qur'an 30:21
In Islam, marriage is known by the Arabic term, nikaah, and
is considered an agreement between the couple and Allah.
arrives at the Cultural Center accompanied by his family and friends.
XXX family and friends greet and welcome YYY and his family into the
hall. XXX does not come outside during this time. YYY parents then
escort him into the hall where the nikaah will be performed. The groomsmen
and bridesmaids enter the hall and wait for XXX arrival.
escorted up to the aisle by her older sisters, XXX and YYY. She then walks down
the aisle with her parents, AAA and
AAA. AAA, the AAA, or individual
who officiates the marriage ceremony, will speak on the significance of
XXX and YYY decision to marry
other in the tradition of Islam. This is Known as the Vaiz.
Next,Farid asks XXX and YYY parents for permission to proceed
with the nikaah.
Farid then presents a khutbah, or formal reading of the Qur'an and
hadith, on the meaning of marriage and the couple's responsibilities to
each other and Allah. XXX and YYY recite a traditional agreement
which formalizes their union. They then sign the marriage contract
along with their designated witnesses, AAA, XXX, XXX and XXX and exchange rings to symbolize their
commitment to one another.
the nikaah is complete, Farid offers a prayer to bless the couple for
happiness in their marriage.
the ceremony, the festivities continue with a walima, or wedding
reception, for family and friends to celebrate the marriage. The
reception includes dancing and a wedding feast of traditional foods and