Muslim Weddings

Muslim Weddings

Most people know the traditional wedding vow couples take, but for many of the millions of Muslims in the United States, that’s not the case at all. In fact, the whole Muslim wedding experience is completely unconventional.

More than 1 million Muslims live in the U.S., 65 percent of which are immigrants from various Muslim regions of the world such as the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Pew Research Center. Regardless of the diverse population, aspects of an Islamic wedding are fairly consistent.

The Ceremony

The only requirements for Muslim weddings are the mehr, a formal statement specifying the monetary amount the groom...