In this case, the traditional maximum number of wives is set at four, largely because this is the number of wives the Prophet is said to have had.
The warrant for this is to be found in both the Koran and in the personal life of the Prophet.
In many areas where the Koran is open to interpretation, Muslims will look for guidance to the life of Muhammad.
If the groom tries to negotiate the price ‘down’ it can be seen as a huge insult to the bride and could be enough to end the whole thing. This is where my friends ask ‘so who cares what your families think?!
Islam is easily the second-largest religion in the world.
Such is the case where it applies to the allowable age of consent for marriage.
It was written that the Prophet’s favorite wife was Aisha, who was betrothed to him at the age of nine.
Eventually, the father of the groom asks the father of the bride if the two kids can marry in a usually eloquent ‘your family is so honourable, our family is so honourable, let’s be honourable together’ kinda way.
The girl is asked about how she feels about the proposal and she gives a shy mumble of approval (or a big HELLYES! The families will then read a small prayer together while the couple takes two deep breaths.
For example, all Muslims believe there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad acted as Allah’s messenger, and that the Koran is Allah’s recitation.
There are certain customs that all Muslims are expected to follow, but since Islam is interpreted in many ways across many cultures, it is difficult to make sweeping generalizations.
Basically, it’s just your parents introducing you to someone.