Definition of nikah in English:

nikah

noun

  • A Muslim marriage.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have only attended one nikah, in Lahore, Pakistan, when an American Urdu student married a young Pakistani man.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Prophet has directed us to make nikah a simple ceremony.’

Origin

Urdu and Arabic.

Pronunciation:

nikah

/nɪˈkɑː/