Something You Should Know About Muslim Marriage Rules

Posted by | Nov 27th, 2016

Islamic or Muslim religion is the second largest in the whole world. Founded by the prophet Muhammad, most of its followers live in India. The religion focuses more on the community instead of the practice and this also serves as a guide to the principles of social, economic and political life.

The term Islam means surrender that is why it is expected for all Muslims to surrender completely to the will of the supreme God Allah, whose provisions can be found in the Islamic sacred scriptures or the Koran. Basically everything which intervenes in the earthly and spiritual life is established within the Koran which includes the rules which guides Muslim marriage and family.

Islamic marriage is regarded as a sacred union as defined by the law of Islam and contrary to common belief, monogamy is actually a common practice in Muslim marriage. The women hold the main rights on the sons and the home as a whole. On the other hand, it is the husbands’ obligation to fulfill the basic necessities and protect the women.

The wedding ceremony itself is a form of private, religious and civil contract which is held in the Muslim shrine or mosque and is also registered in the office of registry. The agreement which has been set out in the Muslim marriage contract must be discussed ahead of time by the bride-to-be’s closest male relative and the bridegroom. It is not necessary for this closest male relative to be her father. The bride should give her consent to this marriage alliance.

The couple must then appear before a sheik or Islamic judge together with the witnesses for the consummation of their marriage. The judge will ask the groom to present a dowry to the bride and it should include money, gifts and gold to ensure a secure future for the bride. Upon reaching an agreement between the groom and bride, they will sign the papers and under the Islamic law, they will then be declared as spiritually and legally bound or married. Following the wedding, the bride will go back to her parents to plan the wedding celebration which will happen in a week or two.

A wedding banquet will then be held on the second or third night and this is when the groom and bride join family and friends for celebration of the wedding alliance. Celebrations are being marked by the traditional songs, dances, music and the women’s traditional dance of the veil. By the end of the banquet’s last night, the couple will appear and ascend the throne at the place of honor. During this occasion, the bride will be wearing her white wedding dress. By tradition, after the public appearance, the couple will go back to their new home for formal consummation of the marriage.

The union Muslims and those from other religions is allowed in Muslim marriage. But, the issue is the cultural union needs to receive a similar protection which exists under the Islamic law. Usually, the communities don’t approve this kind of marriages. However, it is legally approved and non-Muslims can marry Muslims based on the agreements of the groom and bride’s families.