What is Nikah and Rukhsati?

What is Nikah and Rukhsati?

Rukhsati (رُخصتی) – “sending off” (sometimes called Doli (ڈولی) – “palanquin”) takes place when the groom and bride leave the shaadi venue together with the elders of the Family. Before this point the bride and groom will have already been married in the eyes of God by the imam in the nikkah.

What happens at Rukhsati?

Rukhsati. The rukhsati concludes the entire wedding celebration where guests gather to say farewell to the newly married couple. This is an especially bittersweet moment for the bride because traditionally, this is the moment she is leaving behind her childhood and her parents to live with her new husband.

What do you mean by Nikah?

The Nikah is a religious ceremony for a Muslim couple to be legally wed under Islamic law. It’s a Prophetic tradition and the only permissible way that a man and woman can be married. The Nikah legitimizes the relationship in front of God and it’s when the couple says, “I accept.”

What is Dholki night?

The Dholki (Pre-celebrations) This is a pre-celebration which usually takes place one or two weeks before the main celebrations. The bridal party, close friends and relatives of the bride and groom are in attendance. During this event guests sing and dance traditionally while beating on a dholak drum.

Is Rukhsati a Hindu?

Besides the colors, the customs, and the outfits, there is one huge difference that separates and Hindu and Muslim weddings to western weddings: the vidaai. The vidai in Hindi, or rukhsati in Urdu, is the “bride’s goodbye.” While we’re all familiar with the bride and groom tossing the bouquet,…

Is nikkah allowed in Ramadan?

According to Sharia (Islamic rule) Nikah can be done on any day of year whether it’s Eid or 9,10 Muharam or 9 Dhul Hajj or month of Ramadan. Except following conditions. If you’re in state of Ihram (performing Ummrah or Hajj) then you can’t even send proposal for Nikah.

What is the difference between nikah and engagement?

Nikah is marriage. It is the legitimate contract signed by the bride and the groom before entering the marriage with their acceptance. Engagement is called Khitba in Arabic. It simply implies that the man has promised to marry the girl and that the future bride is now “out of the marriage market”.

What Islam says about Rukhsati?

Rukhsati is a cultural practice that might even be considered prohibited. The only marriage Islam recognizes is Nikah. If you have done Nikah, there is no sin on you. Depending, on the culture there may be societal consequences for this, but it has nothing to do with Islam.