Marriage in Islam is a social contract involving mutual consent and acceptance of definite rights and responsibilities between a man and a woman. Although it is viewed as a contract and not a religious sacrament, it is customary to offer prayers for happiness, prosperity, posterity and good health. Therefore, it is simply the principle of mutual consent and understanding that is the basis of marriage.
A marriage ceremony in Islam involves a simple procedure for signing a contract and accepting mutual responsibilities, in the presence of witnesses. In many countries, there is an additional requirement, under the law of the land, to undertake a civil ceremony in order to have a legally binding marriage. In the Jamat, this precedes the Muslim ceremony, although, in certain instances, the two may occur at the same time.
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