Originally Posted by Fatima.Qureshi
Iman, you mean to say Sheikh Majid married without the consent of his family? And does this also mean that the girl has taken Al-widah from her parents' house? I mean after nikah the girl leaves home finally. It was said earlier that it was just a nikah and not al-widah ceremony. I hope you get my point.
I think I get your point. There was a small wedding party held by the bride´s family after signing marriage contract (=nikah, called melcha
in UAE) without mention in the press later. It can be seen as a farewell (al-widah) or wedding reception for the bride. No one of his family attended the wedding ceremony. After his wedding he was deposed from his public duties. A reason for that was never mentioned and its not clear if this was done because of his marriage. But now it seems to be likely. With the signing of a wedding contract a marriage is legal and can be consumed if there will be no other traditions or protocol to follow.