May 6, 2013 / Indian Wedding Muslim Wedding Wedding
Sani & Javed's Nikkah | Jaffari Center of Atlanta | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photography
The third major event of Sani & Javed’s Indian wedding took place again at the Jaffari Center of Atlanta, the Nikkah ceremony. We arrived back at the Jaffari Center, so it was good to know where we were going being there two days in a row!
Go back to view the previous wedding festivities with these links!
For some more content for this blog post, I’m going to again steal from Sani’s awesome handout she made for the wedding in which she describes each ceremony for those who may be a bit familiar with the customs and traditions from a Muslim wedding:
“The actual Islamic marriage ceremony is very simple. It entails the exchange of vows, which is 1 sentence repeated 3 times. The bride (or her witness) asks the groom (or his witness) for his hand in marriage (proposal), under the conditions agreed upon by both bride and groom.
When the marriage vows are being taken, it is said in the Quran that the doors of heaven are open and whatever is asked from God is granted (if He wills).
There is a short prayer before & after the exchange of vows. Sweets are distributed.”
Usually in American weddings it is the bride that does the bouquet toss, this is the first time I’ve seen a groom do one =)
Pouring water on the wedding exit limo’s tires during the Rukshat ceremony, a local custom. And with the exit of Sani and Javed on their Nikkah evening, we only had one more wedding event to go! The next day we headed out to Bethak Banquet Hall for the Valima to bring Sani & Javed’s Atlanta Indian wedding to a close.