Bridal Portrait Henna on the hands of a bride in Tunisia A wedding is typically a happy time for families to celebrate. In the Muslim world , there are colorful, cultural variations from place to place. According to the Quran , a married Muslim couple, both husband and wife act as each other's protector and comforter and therefore only meant "for each other". All Muslim marriages have to be declared publicly and are never to be undertaken in secret. For many Muslims, it is the ceremony that counts as the actual wedding alongside a confirmation of that wedding in a registry office according to fiqh , in Islam a wedding is also viewed as a legal contract particularly in Islamic jurisprudences.
This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. August Learn how and when to remove this template message Pre-marital sexual relations remain extremely taboo across all social strata. In many cases, fornication is illegal, and even a criminal offence.