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A Muslim marriage.
- ‘The Prophet has directed us to make nikah a simple ceremony.’
- ‘I have only attended one nikah, in Lahore, Pakistan, when an American Urdu student married a young Pakistani man.’
- ‘When the village mullah hesitated at performing the nikah for such a young girl, the bridegroom put a gun to his head and the marriage was performed.’
- ‘To minimise the possibility of second marriage, registration of nikah must be officially made compulsory.’
- ‘Moreover, no one can say with certainty communal riots took place because Hindus perform satpadi and Muslims nikah or that Hindus have one law of divorce while minorities have another.’
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