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Perfect muslim wedding overview

  1. 1. PerfectMuslimWedding.com perfectmuslimwedding@gmail.com
  2. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. Voluntary and mutual agreement between man and woman Mahr (Dowry) Khutbah (Sermon) Walimah (Reception)
  3. 3.  As there are many nations and cultures who are Muslim. There is no one prescribed way that marriages are celebrated and done.
  4. 4.  Eg Pakistani, Arab, Afghan, Turkish, Indian and within each more categories  Eg Punjabi, Sindhi  Egyptian, Moroccan  Pashtun, Dari  And on top of that American-Muslim  And 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation  You have a potpourri of faith and culture.
  5. 5. There is no one type of Muslim Wedding 1. Reading Fatiha (Proposal) 2. Engagement 3. Dholki (All ladies pre-marriage party & music) 4. Mehndi or Hannah party (usually all ladies) 5. Nikah or Katb el-Kitab/ (Marriage ceremony in mosque or marriage hall or home) 1. 2. 6. 7. 8. 9. Mahr (Dowry) Khutbah (Sermon) Shadi party (from Bride) Walimah (Reception from Groom) Rukhsiti (Farewell tribute of bride) Registration (with City or County registrars office)
  6. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. Depending on the cultures or mix of cultures eg Arab and Indo-Pak events may be combined (or added) Dholki + Mehndi Nikah Joint reception (Shadi + Walimah+ Rukhsiti)
  7. 7.  Narrow down potential dates based on availability of bride, groom, family and visiting guests.
  8. 8.  Both parties need to come to amicable understanding of which events you both doing and who is responsible for what.
  9. 9. Responsible can mean  Who is paying for it?  Who is managing the logistics?  Will it be a joint effort (If so clearly outline who is doing what)  You’re outsourcing part or the whole event
  10. 10. Venue  Catering  Limousine  Hotel for guests  Stage  Decoration  Prayer location  Flowers  Audio/Visual set up  Music  Lighting  Video  Photography 
  11. 11.  The Prophetic way of conducting a marriage is very simple.      The permission of the bride with witnesses Small dowry A sermon A simple dinner (Walimah) given by the groom. May you have a blessed and perfect as possible wedding and marriage.

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