Marriage is a very important and joyful time in every person’s life. According to the sunnah, a marriage ceremony should be just an hour long. Starting with the Nikah event, where the consent of the bride is asked and then the signature on nikah Nama. A nikah nama is a legal document that has the signatures of the witnesses and the couple. Now in our society, it is very common that the bride is not allowed to read her own nikah namma. and She is expected to blindly sign on that document without reading it.
And in many cases the page in the nikah namma where the right of “khulaa” (A woman right to take divorce from her husband) is often marked with a pen. Muslim women do not care to read their nikah nama. Because they groomed like this since forever. Even those families which are quite literate do the same thing and their literate daughters don’t even bother to read it. It never occurred in their minds, their mother didn’t so why would they? It comes as a family trait now.
SO THE FAULT LIES WHERE?
To some extent, parents should provide awareness. to their daughters about their legal rights and duties in their marriage. Muslim women are blamed too, the contract. on which you are signing consists of many pages that are for reading. So, don’t excite and sign it all. Take some time and read it so you should be fully aware of your rights and also the duties. Also in this context, the imam’s should provide guidance to the bride. He should read out the entire form to the bride or maybe explain in some limited amount of time.
Reading the nikah nama is not at the first preference in our marriage these days. Because society transformed the concept. It is a serious matter. and as a Muslim, the women should be aware of their duties, responsibilities, rights, and obligations. Reading the nikah nama and properly understand it. should be the first preference of a bride.