(Closed) American Muslim converts….any others?

posted 9 years ago in Muslim
Post # 18
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Helper bee

salam my muslim beez! im so happy we have some muslim girls up in the beehive :D,  

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

woohoo for muslim bees!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m deffinitely doing a fusion style wedding.  We are have both ceremony and reception at a hotel back to back.  First a muslim ceremony that incoroprates all the cultural needs.  Then we will move into the reception.  It will pretty much be the same as an American wedding format, only with an Imam rather than priest and ofcourse a few differences in decor, clothes and food.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m curious on how you converted… I’d love some information about converting if any of you have any. Sorry if this is slightly of subject…

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Salam alykoom sisters,

Congradulations to all of you and may Allah bless you in your soon to be marraiges inshaAllah. 

 

I have a question for any of those who live in the metro-detroit area…do you know anyone who plans persian sofre-aqhed? I am getting engaged very very soon and I think i’m going to have to pull this all together myself!

 

Please help if you know of any places in Michigan that prepares such ceramonies!

 

Thank you very much,

 

FiamanAllah

Post # 23
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Worker bee

Salam sisters, so happy to see a Muslim thread. I’m new and going to be married next year so thought i’d pop in and say Salam!

I’m from Malaysia, and my soon-to-be fiance is American. He’s converting so we will have a Muslim ceremony.

Let me share how it’s usually done in Malaysia. The nikah will be either at home or at the masjid, depending on the preference. Most couples prefer it at the mosque because it’s more barakah and all that stuff. I probably will have it done at the mosque too, out of practicality (and following the sunnah) because we won’t need to bother with decorating the house, have tents set up etc. Usually the nikah is done before the reception (day before or morning of) and there will be a small feast afterwards. Usually for nikah we would invite family and close friends only.

Before the aqad, the imam or the qadhi will have a short talk, basically talking about marriage and the responsibilities of the husband and wife. My best friend got married recently. The qadhi said a word or two, about the insitution of marriage in Islam and how the wife is not a slave to the husband etc. If you do something like that, I think it’d be a form of da’wah to your family. I know a lot of non-Muslims who have very limited contact with Muslims generally think that islam is an oppressive religion that doesnt respect women etc so this would be a good moment for you to share this beautiful religion of ours.

During the reception, there will be food and camaraderie of course. The reception is a bit like the western one. Here, some people have music, karaoke etc, but if you dont want it (i probably dont) you can just have nasheed playing during the reception. There are some excellent nasheed songs out there, my fav being the ones from Maher Zain – he has some wedding-themed songs so you might want to go with that.

The reception starts from afternoon to after asar here, usually. The wedding couple will arrive and there will be a lot of fanfare over their attire etc, the usual stuff. Usually there’s a banquet table for the wedding couple, where they eat together in public as husband and wife and then they will mingle etc with the guests afterwards.

in terms of decor etc, you can DIY or just do it per western style. Most brides here borrow ideas fr the Bee anyway lol as long as you dont do any of the western traditions (garters, beer etc), i think you should be fine.

Sorry for my lengthy post, just thought i’d share!

 

Post # 25
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Wannabee

AsalamAlaykum! I too am a convert. My love and I haven’t gotten engaged yet as we’re still on a hunt for the perfect e-ring but we’ll get engaged within the next couple months. We’re going to have the reception next fall 2012 and the nikah either this winter 2012 or at the same time as the reception.

We’ll be blending western and Pakistani wedding traditions in to our nikah and reception… so something similar to your wedding plans, EllaJae.

When is your wedding btw? Have you gotten married yet?

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