Flashcards in Islamic Weddings Deck (25):
What type of ceremony to they have?
A simple ceremony
What is a marriage known as?
What do many of the brides favour?
A traditional white wedding gown
Who may give a short sermon?
Is it assumed the couple will stay together till 'death do us part?
What is the marriage not considered to be?
A match 'made in heaven' between 'soul mates' so they aren't sacraments
Where may the couple sit?
On thrones on platforms to be seen by all of their guests
What is illegal?
It is illegal for parents to force, coerce or trick their youngsters to marry
What are marriage customs?
A matter of culture and not Islam
What are parents encouraged to do?
They are encouraged to do their best to see their offspring settle with good life - partners
What contract is marriage?
A social contract
What does the contract do?
It brings rights and obligations to both parties
What counts as the actual wedding?
The ceremony counts as the actual wedding not the confirmation at the registry office
How long may the ceremony last?
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
Who is not necessary for the ceremony?
No special religious official is necessary but often an Imam is present
What does the ceremony consist of?
A reading from the Qur'an and the exchange of vows
Who will attend the ceremony occasionally?
Witnesses of both partners
How are the marriages declared?
They have to be declared publicly
Are marriages allowed to be undertaken in secret?
What may the couple receive?
Money or gifts
What may happen at the ceremony?
Dancing, the firing of guns, noise and hilarity
Is arranged marriage a necessity?
What attitude should people have to marriage?
They should respect and cherish it