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Traditional Muslim Wedding

I connected with the Muslim community, through a good friend of mine, Bakari, this past weekend. Here are some photos of the traditional henna they did for me, and with the wedding party. It was very interesting. The bride had to remain covered from the husbands family for about two days- until they gave everything that she and her family asked for, or otherwise her dowery. It seemed like we were the ones that got to have all the fun. I was worried that she didn’t even want to become married,and was afraid of being given away from her family, but later found out that Muslim women have the most power in their marriage at the beginning, that there is a very fine line between the official marriage and not being married, so the husband is obligated to really try to make the bride and her family happy, especially in the beginning.

About Tara

Tara received her degree in French and Communications before jetting off to serve Cameroon for 2 years with the Peace Corps. She has forever since been inspired to serve in humanitarian projects around the world. She's a writer, tour guide, business owner, property manager, wifey, dog mom, and traveler. Tara lives in Dallas, Texas, where she's happily married to the tech genius who keeps her website pretty.