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Marriage customs and rites in the ArabiaMarriage is the oldest contract between two individuals even before Islam Nowadays with all the social and economic frustration it is not an easy decision to take For a person to decide that he is ready to marry he has to choose between if he wants an arranged marriage or he will marry a girl whom he chose What is meant by arranged marriage is marriage that is arranged between two families without even the couples having seen each other yet and in many cases it is usually between kin Although there is modernization in the Arabian region yet there are customs and tradition that can not be discarded and we still follow and apply For example a highly educated man who may be living a westernized life when it come to marry he will choose to marry in the traditional way and follow the rites of the marriage like the dowry the wedding ceremony the engagement These kinds of customs are practiced in the Arabia with no differentiation between Muslims or Christians they both follow the same sort of marriage rites This article tries to throw a light of some of the marriage rites and traditions in some Arabian countries like Lebanon Jordan and specifically in Sudan The paper does not only cover some of the Arabs tradition concerning marriage but it tries to show a contrast between how Modernization and Westernization did had only a slight effect on marriage traditions and rites The paper also with a slight focus identifies how there has been a change in womens role in the ArabiaIt is just an attempt to give a cultural understanding of marriage in the Arabia The book of law of desire gave a definition to marriage that it is a contract of exchange that involves a sort of ownership They gain an exclusive right of sexual union Shahla33 Among tribes of Arabia tribes that consist
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