Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Yesterday was my cousin's wedding- well not really a wedding, it was her Katb Ketab (basically the Muslim wedding contract) and the rehearsal dinner. My cousin did not get engaged, it was her fat-ha, then two weeks later, her qiran. It was sudden, but I guess that's how it is when everything feels right. I am so happy for her!!! I still need to ask if I can post pictures, though. The one I have posted is candid, of them on the yacht which we got on after dinner.

According to here; "In Islam, marriage is considered both a social agreement and a legal contract. Negotiating and signing the contract is a requirement of marriage under Islamic law, and certain conditions must be upheld in order for it to be binding and recognized."

Extraordinary Recap:

So that was my one extraordinary thing for the 4th of August.

Before that was an amethyst necklace given to me by an AMAZING person; Galida...or how it's pronounced; Khalida, my mom's cousin's wife. She truly is an amazing person. And she gave it to me to cure my headache, it's also been giving me clarity, I swear.

And then there was my new job.

How has it been going with you? Gala Darling posted this today; amazing ideas!

I wrote this for you post that I can heartbreaking-ly relate to.. and has anyone ever felt that way?

Sometimes, I wish a certain person would be with me, knowing that they would appreciate a certain view. And at other times, I wish people would see things the way I see them.


Anonymous said...

a social agreement and a legal contract....hmm, kind of kills the romance, doesnt it? hihihi. (btw - don't take that the wrong way, i am not making judgements here; just voicing my thoughts. i am muslim too).

Jen said...

who do you want to be with you?

LookingGlassGirl said...

Oooh, I love amaethyst. It's such a pretty colour. Oh and congrats on the writing job, that's the career I want to get into as well.

Belle said...

The wedding looks gorgeous!
and I love the quote/image at the end darling, it is so sweet and at times I definitely think that as well!
& the letter on le love is so powerful!! Hope your well darling! Love you lots xxx
(Sweet dreams xx)

Kym said...

i loveeee learning about traditions like this with other countries! in my opinion north american tradition is just boriinnng. hahaha! ;P jk

Eve said...

It looks like fun! It's so neat to hear about other cultures and their traditions! I sometimes feel like I don't know anything when it comes to all of that!


alissa said...

I know what you mean! its hard when you can see something and wish that someone else could experience it.

I'm so pumped for the Diamond thing - definitely!

Miss B said...

I wasn't so terribly sold on Gala's post, to be honest. However, the brilliant Maggie Mason of has had her Mighty Life list going for quite some time, and just recently Intel decided to sponsor it -- so for the next few months, they are paying for her to cross about 10 things off her list (she just went to swim with bioluminescent plankton in Puerto Rico) -- you should take a look at it. Quite amazing, that.

(still popping the bubble wrap?)

Anonymous said...

That sounds like so much fun!!!!
I haven't been to a wedding in sooo long, and back when I kept having to go to them, I was about 16 and just really didn't want to!lol!
I got excited cos a friend of mine was going back to China for a month to get engaged to his girlfriend, and I was like yay, I can go to their wedding (lol and obviously Yay for them getting in engaged). But he arrived back in Ireland last week and was like Oh we got married when we were over there too!
I was very disappointed!

Maria-Thérèse said...

I should wear my amethyst necklace!! been having headaches for a while.

The couple looks beautiful; hope you get permission to post pics!

When do you start your new job?!?!

Anna said...

a wedding, a beautiful necklace & profound letter?! oh, how ive missed the blogging world so very much.
{boo to me for being sick!!}


magnoliaamber said...

Hi Sara,
your GRE notification makes me want to procrastinate even more, haha. That's bad.

By the way after reading Kite's Runner and its sister-book, I have been always interesting in Islamic culture..including this marriage tradition and details! looking forward to your next post!