The luxury of Muslims being more independent in the Western world only goes so far because our parents still think that they have the right to decide what’s ‘best for us’ even when we’re in our 20s and 30s. For example a dowry is paid to the woman by the groom. We contemplate a future without them in it and it all gets too overwhelming. It’s amazing that any Muslims actually get married… I’ve been told over and over that all of this is normal and our families just don’t know how to deal with pressure – so maybe Muslims are genetically preconditioned to just be able to deal with this.
The payment – whether gold, cash, or some other gift – is usually determined by the bride and her family. Sadly, there are a lot of situations where people forced to choose between their partners and their families and end up losing one or the other.
Basically, it’s just your parents introducing you to someone.
In other instances, arranged marriage refers to a situation where parents arrange the marriage of their (adult) children without their involvement. On the day that the groom and his entourage are coming, the bride’s house is filled with people frantically making the house spotless.
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One in relief because they’ve crossed the first hurdle; the second as they gear up for the next challenge – getting the parents to agree to the fine print.
Agreement of parents This last phase of the process can be the most stressful.
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