Muslim wedding which they call Nikah in Arab means “To Combine” or finding happiness between the two partners. But as per religion Nikah means “Accept each other, as it is known, and agree to terms and factors that are set”.
If you are planning to organize a Muslim wedding as per the religious norms you have to follow all the rules and plans that are set by the Islamic religion. The motive behind these rules is to protect their family institution and community. Islamic religion always encourages you to get married so that you can have a happy and protected family in your entire life.
Like any other wedding in the world, a Muslim wedding also encourages you to invite family members and friends to the ceremony. This is why sending Islamic wedding cards to the guests to invite them is a very important task before the start of the ceremony.
Muslim Wedding And Its 4 Conditions
A Muslim wedding can be called complete and successful if you follow all of these 5 conditions
- Bride’s Parents: A guardian who is related by blood and is a male. He cannot be wed to the bride herself such as male siblings, close cousins, grandfather, or father.
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- 2 Witnesses: Both of the witnesses should male and both of their eyes and ears should be full alright.
- The Groom: The groom must be Muslim and someone who is not involved when it comes to the process of Hajj.
- The Bride: During the wedding ceremony the bride also cannot be involved in the process of Hajj.
The Process Of Nikah
- Proposal: This step is considered the start of Nikah. When both bride and groom decide to wed, the groom sends an elder for the proposal of the marriage so that both the family can decide about the time, dates and details of the ceremony.
- Engagement: This step is done after the proposal. Once the engagement is done officially there are a few rules that both the bride and the groom needs to follow till the Nikah is over
- They cannot be together alone
- They even cannot touch each other till the Nikah
- If anything is given to the bride the groom cannot ask to take that back
- The groom cannot look at her before the Nikah unless he is looking at her palms and face
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- The Nikah: This is the main wedding ceremony in the Muslim religion. Once the guardian of both, 2 witnesses and both bride and groom are present, then the guardian of the bride can say ijab. In conditions where the guardian is the bride’s father, he will say “I, Nikah you with (bride’s name), my daughter with a Mahr of 125 baht.”
After this marriage gets started the groom has to say Qabool Hai 3 times and if she agrees that the marriage is then complete.
- Walima: It is a kind of a fest that takes place after the completion of the wedding ceremony.
Walima means organising a feast for people so that they can eat with the newlywed couples.
The basic principle of Walima is to organise a feast in a very simple way without any hype or something like that. A phrase that is quite common is ‘Perform a Walima, even if it is only with a goat’.
Walima is not compulsory in the Islamic religion. It is for the people who are rich enough to organise such events.
Walima has some conditions also. You have to invite each and every close guest from both sides, neighbours, close relatives without judging if they are poor or rich.
So these are some of the things that you have to remember if you are planning to organise an Islamic wedding ceremony in the coming days. All these are quite important and mostly mandatory as well.