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The Wedding Party

A marriage in the community is of great social significance and should be celebrated openly. Amusements are not only allowed but encouraged. To ensure that women take an active part in and fully enjoy this unique occasion it may be that the party is segregated but this is not necessarily the case in every situation. It is generally up to the couple and their families whether they wish to segregate or not.

The Walima, a party to celebrate the marriage is an important Islamic tradition and should not be overlooked even if it is only with simple refreshments. It is not considered polite to reject an invitation to a Walima which is the families opportunity to announce to the public that this couple are now married and a new family has been established in the community.