Similarly, in Christianity the wedding day normally consists of two parts - the ceremony and the reception.
The nikah in Islam and the ceremony in Christianity are similar as are the legal binding of the couple and often take place in the religious place of worship - the Mosque in Islam and the Church in Christianity.
A sermon is often then given by the Imam which invites the bride and bridegroom, as well as the participating guests in the assembly to a life of piety, mutual love, kindness and social responsibility.
This is done as Prophet Muhammad made it his tradition, Sunnah, to have a marriage sermon delivered to solemnize the marriage.
There are some big differences between married and single life. There are a lot of factors you must consider when thinking about marriage.
Each has it's own unique problems that must be overcome while having similarities. Friendship, free time, money issues, religion, and selfishness are all issues that should be addressed when choosing your life plan.
In the Christian ceremony after the Priest asks if anyone objects to the marriage, provided nobody does, the vows are then made between the bride and bridegroom.
They face each other for this and the Priest places their hands on one another representing God joining them together.
Similarly, many Christians get married at some stage in their lives as the bible says that marriage was given to humans by God, with intention that it would join men and women together for life and be able to help one another.
Christians have the ceremony in the Church so they feel that they receive God's blessing.
However, some Islam Nikah ceremonies take place in the home, as they believe that God is everywhere- tawhid. Middle In Islam, the beginning of the nikah is different, as often it begins with the giving of mahr, a marriage gift which is usually dowry, given to them bride by the bridegroom.
This is the person that you would call if you were in trouble, or needed someone to talk at 3am because you just can't take it another second. If your potential spouse isn't that person, your marriage can't last long.
In a single person's life, best friends can come and go.