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Flashcards in Islamic Weddings Deck (25):
1

What type of ceremony to they have?

A simple ceremony

2

What is a marriage known as?

Nikah

3

What do many of the brides favour?

A traditional white wedding gown

4

Who may give a short sermon?

The imam

5

Is it assumed the couple will stay together till 'death do us part?

No

6

What is the marriage not considered to be?

A match 'made in heaven' between 'soul mates' so they aren't sacraments

7

Where may the couple sit?

On thrones on platforms to be seen by all of their guests

8

What is illegal?

It is illegal for parents to force, coerce or trick their youngsters to marry

9

What are marriage customs?

A matter of culture and not Islam

10

What are parents encouraged to do?

They are encouraged to do their best to see their offspring settle with good life - partners

11

What contract is marriage?

A social contract

12

What does the contract do?

It brings rights and obligations to both parties

13

What counts as the actual wedding?

The ceremony counts as the actual wedding not the confirmation at the registry office

14

How long may the ceremony last?

Several days

15

Does the bride have to be present?

The bride does not have to be present so long as she sends two witnesses to the drawn up agreement

16

Who is not necessary for the ceremony?

No special religious official is necessary but often an Imam is present

17

What does the ceremony consist of?

A reading from the Qur'an and the exchange of vows

18

Who will attend the ceremony occasionally?

Witnesses of both partners

19

How are the marriages declared?

They have to be declared publicly

20

Are marriages allowed to be undertaken in secret?

No

21

What may the couple receive?

Money or gifts

22

What may happen at the ceremony?

Dancing, the firing of guns, noise and hilarity

23

Is arranged marriage a necessity?

No

24

What attitude should people have to marriage?

They should respect and cherish it

25

Who arranges the marriage?

Frequently the parents