It consists of a simple
"Fatiha", and does not require, in some countries, a preliminary civil
ceremony. But, in France, some other European countries, and some countries in
need a preliminary civil ceremony.
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The polygamy, authorized by the Koran, is forbidden in the
occidental countries, and in the certain Moslem countries, as Tunisia or Turkey.
In some countries it
must be approved by the previous
The man owes a dowry, which returns to the wife. Formerly, this dowry returned to the family of the
The marriage takes place
at parent's house of the engaged girl. At the end of the ceremony of the
henna, the girl is
exposed in a room, dressed in her most beautiful attires and wearing her jewels, but, only the women can come to admire
Then, an Imam celebrates the marriage, but in his absence every Muslim can do
After a prayer to Allah, he asks the father of the
girl if he grants to give his daughter in marriage, then to the man, if he accepts
her. The girl must also be willing. Finally, invocations are made for the newly-weds.
It is of custom, for the feast which follows, to invite poor men in the
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Danger for the women
and her children of the absence of civil marriage.
only religious wedding: potential risk?
According to the results of a study dedicated by
Mrs Badra Mimouni, researcher and teacher in social Faculties of Science of the University of Oran,
Algeria, to the coverage of the assisted children, 3/4 of the unmarried mothers would have got married, only, in the rite of the recitation of
If the marriage remains, generally speaking, for the women, the ultimate purpose to be reached in the life, nevertheless, contract a marital union, by contenting itself only with the reading of "Fatiha", do not go without pulling sometimes fatal consequences for the woman whose marriage was not transcribed on state
it is men who, misusing the confidence of the women, assimilate this marriage
not civilly declared, with a marriage of pleasure of the kind "Moutaâ".
If the marriage, celebrated at the end of the ritual pronunciation of the
"Fatiha", is, from a point of view religious, valid, it does not
remain about it less than on the civil level and because of its non-transcription
to the marital status, it will change for the woman into a true martyrdom. It
often happens that, being estimated to be obliged at nothing, the man, at the
end of a certain common life time, leave the conjugal home. (El
watan 7/06 Z Kenza)
with the standards
is thus always of the Moslem monks to celebrate, in illegality, such
marriages (no case are known in the other confessions). Except
denunciation, and in l'absence of registers, it however appears difficult to
locate the faulty ones and, to date, no Imam has condemned.
control is as more complicated to exert than in the Muslem tradition, a
religious wedding, which is not a sacrament but a contract, can be
celebrated in the sphere deprived by any pious person chosen by the families,
under the conditions respects four criteria: presence of two witnesses, of
the tutor of the bride, agreement on the dowry, stating of the formula by
which the father of married requests the hand of the girl from his father.
reasons which push these young Moslems to have not a civil marriage before
the religious one, are often of political order. For the radical Islam, the
priority given to the religious wedding enables them to refute the laws of
a republic of "kouffars" (not Moslems) and to reaffirm the
character protester of their current of thought. "It's, for them, not
to make a pact with laws not islamiques", underline Mr. Amghar. The
salafists indeed reject any compromising with the western societies where
they live, privileging l'emprise of the monk on all the acts of their
Give birth under X
woman who, meanwhile met herself pregnant, has
not other solutions only to give birth under X. She has neither marriage certificate, nor family book to declare the birth to the registry
office. For Mrs Mimouni, the only religious wedding is a risk factor. The men, she explains, are very
busy. Being in search of the work, they do not hesitate to go from a region to the other one. By settling down for certain
time in a region, they contract a marriage. Having savored this marriage, and further to the discovery of the pregnancy of the woman, they take, in their crushing majority, the key of fields, they thus run away to find the freedom and avoid assuming their responsabilities.
The ministry of the Religious Affairs and the Waqfs, since December, 2006, and seen the scale of this phenomenon, does not stop educating the imams so that they do not celebrate any more the ceremony of pronunciation of "Fatiha" in case the marriage certificate would not be presented.
It goes at first of the safety of the woman and the children there who would arise from the
the marriage certificate, these children would enlarge the rows of the
children of the public assistance. As regards sensitizing, an enormous work
remains to be made.
family of the girl to be married must become aware of the risks which it
incurs by not requiring, in very first place, the declaration of the marriage
to the marital status before its consumption. The researchers in social
sciences which had to treat this kind of questions recommend repression with
regard to the men which act of the kind and the affiliation by means of
analyses ADN because, in biology, the ADN is the principal one constituting
chromosomes, which is used as support with information génétique. (El
watan 7/06 Z Kenza)
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Ceremony of the
the evening, the bride-to-be follows an elaborate bathing ritual, during which
her feet are washed by her maternal aunt. After the bath, her eldest aunt
decorates her hands and feet with maenz (henna). Maenz is also distributed among
the relatives and neighbours. The women invited for this occasion are served a
delicious meal prepared by the waza. Dinner over, all participate in a lively
wanvun or music session. In the groom's house, a little mehendi is applied on
his hands as it is a symbol of auspiciousness.