Saturday 1 June 2019

My Cousins Nikkah in Ramadan

My close cousin’s nikkah (wedding ceremony) took place this weekend on the evening  of the 27th fast.  We usually avoid weddings in Ramadan, so this was something different, but very sweet.

I wore this kimono, which feels very feminine and which I really enjoyed wearing:

I took a basket if sweet treats as a gift.  Its been some time since I have done much craft stuff, so this feels like it has too much cellophane wrapped around it, you can’t see what is inside.

It was a really pleasant evening, the grooms family were very friendly and cheery and the bride was beautiful, if super nervous, which was to be expected and brought back memories for all of us.

The nikkah took place after asr (afternoon prayers), with the men at the masjid and the women at my cousin’s house. After congratulations and hugs (and a few tears), dua took place (a prayer led by the imam) and then before we knew it, it was time for iftar.

There was a lot of food, more food than space to put it.  We were all well fed alhamdulillah.

We had to leave soon after we had eaten because the men were keen to get back in time for taraweeh prayer at their local masjids.  The wedding is in the first week of school holidays (my cousin is a teacher) with lots of parties and events in the lead up to look forward to insh’Allah.  May Allah (SWT) bless her nikkah and their marriage with lots of love, happiness and contentment insh’Allah.

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