April 29, 2013 / Indian Wedding, Muslim Wedding, Wedding
Sani & Javed's Imam Zamin/Aameen | Jaffari Center | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photography
After the previous week’s Mehndi night at Lal Qila, the week after saw us kick off the full Indian wedding weekend festivities with the Imam Zamin/Aameen on Friday night at the Jaffari Center of Atlanta. This was our first wedding at the Jaffari Center of Atlanta and hopefully not our last! We loved the beautiful venue and the loving hospitality from everyone we met in the community. Enjoy these heartfelt moments from the Imam Zamin/Aameen ceremony that began the wedding weekend with our amazing bride and groom: Sani and Javed!
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From Sani’s helpful handout she did for the entire wedding to explain each ceremony, here is what she wrote for Imam Zamin/Aameen for those of us who may be unfamiliar with the day’s event:
“It is a customary act when a person is about to start a new journey in life such as marriage, which money is taken out on the sake of Imam Zamin (8th descendent of Prophet Mohammed – Peace be upon him & his holy family). God willing, this helps ensure a safe return, success, & prosperity. This money is then given to the needy.
The groom’s side places an arm band (filled with money – known as Imam Zamin) on the bride’s right hand arm. Likewise, on the men’s side, the bride’s side places the Imam Zamin on the groom’s right hand arm. Sweets are also fed to the bride & groom.”
After the Imam Zamin was the Aameen ceremony, which again I’m going to steal the wording that Sani created for the wedding =). Thank you Sani!!!!
“The Bride & Groom recite a chapter from the holy book of Quran called Surah Rahman (Compassionate). This chapter is known as the “Bride of Quran”. It speaks to the God-given great beauties & bounties of this world and heaven, as well as the great afflictions & miseries in this world and hereafter. It reminds the bride & groom that the journey they are embarking to begin will be filled with God’s given beauty, bounties, & grace but they will be tested. As a couple it’s upon their shoulders if they’d like to make heaven in this world & hereafter.
A verse will be repeated many times and it means: “Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both deny?” Reminding the Bride & Groom of the countless blessings showered upon them.
The Bride & Groom will wear flowers over their head while reading the Quran (cultural tradition). After the recitation the bride will be given a cultural exchange of gifts such as gold necklace, earrings, bracelets, etc. They will also congratulate her by feeding her sweets.”