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Sep 1 2017

BBC – Religions – Islam: Weddings #islam, #marriage, #wedding, #contract, #polygamy, #polygyny, #mahr, #asian, #divorce, #wali, #sharia, #muslim #law, #nikah, #dowry, #henna, #khul, #arranged

# Weddings Introduction Muslim weddings Muslim weddings vary enormously according to the culture of the people involved. Many people in the UK, for example, confuse the celebrations at a Pakistani or Bangladeshi wedding with an Islamic wedding, and assume they are the same thing. This is not so, of course, for many of the Muslims who marry are from widely different cultures – for example European, Turkish, African, Malaysian, and so on. Secondly, it is important to realise that the ‘wedding’ means different things too. For many Muslims, it is the Islamic ceremony that counts as the actual wedding, and …