Muslim marriage and Islamic wedding customs are traditions and practices that relate to wedding ceremonies and marriage rituals prevailing within the Muslim world.Although Islamic marriage customs and relations vary depending on country of origin and government regulations, both Muslim men and women from around the world are guided by Islamic laws and practices specified in the Quran.Muslims in the United States come from many backgrounds, but the largest segment are those from South Asia, Arab countries, and more recently from East Africa.When it comes to Muslim weddings the culture they come from heavily influences the kind of rituals that will take place. African-Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics and others have elements of both local, and Muslim influence.Islamic institutions like the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America), NOI (Nation of Islam), ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America), and MANA (Muslim Alliance of North America), allow individuals to meet others at annual conventions.The imam is a valued source among these Muslim communities as well.
Marry of the women that you please: two, three, or four. In most Islamic societies and communities it is not a common practice for young people to actively seek a partner for themselves by following modern and Western rituals, such as dating.
In the past 10 years, Matchmaking sites for Muslims have become an increasingly popular way to meet one’s spouse.
The website, Single one of the first matchmaking sites is very successful.
The family is meant to be “productive and constructive, helping and encouraging one another to be good and righteous, and competing with one another in good works”. ; and hold not to the ties of marriage of unbelieving women, and ask for what you have spent, and let them ask for what they have spent.
In Islam, polygyny is allowed with certain restrictions; polyandry is not. That is Allah's judgment; He judges between you, and Allah is Knowing, Wise., a growing movement of modern Islamic scholars are beginning to reinterpret and reexamine traditional Shari'a interpretations.
For any individual who values religious piety in a partner and does not have a Muslim social network, the imam is a valuable source of guidance.