k.Marriage in Islam

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In Islam, marriage is a social and legal relationship intended to strengthen and extend family relationships. Islamic marriage begins with a search for an appropriate partner, and is solemnized with an agreement of marriage, the contract, and the wedding party.

  • Marriage Contract (Nikah)

In Islam, marriage is considered both a social agreement and a legal contract. Negotiating and signing the contract is a requirement of marriage under Islamic law, and certain conditions must be upheld in order for it to be binding and recognized.

  • Wedding Party (Walimah)

The public celebration of a marriage usually involves a wedding party (walimah). The family of the groom is responsible for inviting the community to a celebration meal. The details of how this party is structured, and the traditions involved, vary from culture to culture.