Marriage in morocco culture writing

Marriage in morocco culture
Marriage is a religious duty and is consequently a moral safeguard as well as a social necessity. Islam does not equal celibacy with high "taqwa" / "Iman". I believe that marriage in morocco culture differs from area to another. So, I can ask; what are the traditions of marriage in morocco culture?

The first step of marriage

Islam has attached great importance to the question of marriage in its social system. In the Holy Quran and the sayings of the Holy Prophet we find that marriage has been greatly encouraged. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “No institution of Islam is liked by Allah more than that of marriage”.
Parents still have considerable influence over the choice of their children's spouse. Although in some less traditional families this practice is changing. Once person with the appropriate economic and family background has been agreed upon, the groom offers a bride-price to the family of the bride to-be-bride. In return, the bride's family negotiates a dowry with the groom's family, and assures them that her virginity is intact. Wellings take place during summer months, and usually last for two or three days, depending on the financial circumstances. At traditional weddings, the bride is carried to the groom on a table, ornately decorated with henna-stained hands and feet. Islamic law dictates that Muslim women must marry Muslim men; it is acceptable. However, for a Muslim man to take a non-Muslim woman as his wife.

The day of henna

In some parts in morocco, tradition requires that five days before the wedding, the bride his a ceremonial bath, then is painted with henna swirls on hands and feet, an adorned with makeup and jewels by other women. For centuries, elaborate henna has been applied to Moroccan brides. The night before the wedding, the bride and other women gather together for the henna ritual. The bride receives the most elaborate designs, covering only small portions of the body. Within the bride's henna design is often found the name of the groom. Further, a bride is not expected to perform any house-work until her henna has faded. The wedding henna ritual has a deeper purpose than mere aesthetic beauty. During the evening of the “henna party”. The older, married women share the secrets of marriage with the bride-to-be
Moroccan women continue the tradition to this day. However, there are some women in morocco who refuse to wear henna in an effort to move in a more “modern” direction. This is not to say that women with henna are not “modern”, but rather demonstrating the various views of henna within the Moroccan canter.

The day of wedding

Often of women and men celebrate in separate guest halls, with the groom being allowed to enter the women's hall to enjoy the dancing. Sometimes there is food for everyone; in other weddings, either the men or women just drink coffee while the other gender feasts. Or perhaps there will only be feasts for the family. In addition, they make the photo and in the evening of this day, the bride goes to house of bridegroom to live with him.
All what I come up to is that the marriage in morocco culture differs than other Arab countries and from area. For example, the tradition of marriage in morocco is the marriage in Egypt and also in Rif is not in Atlas.

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