Muslim Marriage Act
India is a country with diverse socio- cultural practices. Perhaps it is the only country where people with diverse religions live in complete harmony with each other. Although people of every religion enjoy same constitutional rights but when it comes to marriage, peoples of every religion are free to practice their own rituals as per their religious beliefs. Same as peoples of Hindu religion has their own acts of marriage in conformity with their religion, to safeguard the interest of Muslim community there is provision of Muslim marriage act to give legal authority to the Muslim weddings.

Muslim Marriage Act

The Muslim marriages are quite different from other Indian Weddings. The ritual wedding day ceremony does not take much time . The Muslim Marriage is known as Nikaah and it is a temporary or permanent civil contract. The marriage is governed by Muslim Marriage Act which is signed without any ritual or any religious ceremony and the contract can be signed even in the absence of a priest who is known as a Qazi according to the Muslims.
About Muslim Wedding
According to the Muslim Marriage Act the marriage can take place in the presence of only two adult males and two adult females. If all of them have agreed to the proposal, along with the bride and the groom, then the marriage gets accomplished. Even at the time of divorce only if the husband pronounces talak three times then he can get a divorce with his wife. The rituals among the Shias and the Sunni Muslims may differ but the difference is not much. The Muslims believe that a person can get married at the age of 15 as at that time one attains puberty. According to the Muslim Marriage Act, the person has to have a sound mind or the guardians of the person should sign the contract in order to accomplish the marriage between the two.
Special features
The special features of the Muslim Marriage Act is that the husband is authorized to give divorce to his wife by pronouncing Talak three times, but the wife has to fulfill certain terms and conditions before giving divorce to her husband. Another feature of the Muslim Wedding, like the Indian Wedding, is that there is a prohibition for marriage among certain relations like grandson and grandmother, son and mother, niece and uncle, sister and brother and aunt and nephew.
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