The word ‘nikah’ is an Arabic word, which means ‘marriage’ and is considered to be the religious ceremony where the groom and bride agree to become husband and wife. Marriage in Islam at minimum requires the presence of an officiator, the bride and groom, and two witnesses.
A gift called ‘Mahr’ is given from the husband to the wife at the time of marriage or at a later agreed-upon time in the future. As per the tradition of the Prophet (pbuh) the Mahr is supposed to be modest, not extravagant, in value.
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