Shia Wedding Traditions

A majority of the non-Muslim world may regard Shias and Sunnis as more or less the same. But these are two very distinct sects of Muslims and should not be confused with each other. Each has a unique set of customs, traditions and even ceremonies. The way that a Shia and Sunni marriage is solemnized differs greatly.

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Shia Wedding Product Examples

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BACKGROUND

A majority of the non-Muslim world may regard Shias and Sunnis as more or less the same. But these are two very distinct sects of Muslims and should not be confused with each other. Each has a unique set of customs, traditions and even ceremonies. The way that a Shia and Sunni marriage is solemnized differs greatly.

A major point of difference between these two sects is that Shias believe in a temporary arrangement of marriage. According to such an arrangement, it is lawful for the bride and groom to enter into a marriage for a pre-agreed length of time. After this time has passed, the marriage automatically comes to an end unless the bride and groom want to still remain in the marriage. This provision is not present in a Sunni marriage. Sunnis believe in entering into a permanent form of marriage only. A divorce is not required when Shias enter into a transitory marriage agreement. The date when the pact will come to an end is clearly mentioned on the papers pertaining to the marriage that is taking place.

THE CEREMONY

Nikah mut‘ah

Often referred as fixed-time marriage, many of these marriages have a time limit. The second form of marriage is referred to in Al-Qur'an in Surah An-Nisa ayat.

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