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The Nikaah Ceremony among the Muslim Community Of the City Of Gonder: A Case Study (2000-2011)

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dc.contributor.advisor Hassen (Dr.), Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Ousman, Hassina
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-25T07:20:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-25T07:20:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/24334
dc.description.abstract Marriage in Islam is supposed to be performed according to the commands and teachings of the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed. Its performance differs according to the geographic, economic and cultural features of diverse societies. Nevertheless, there exist common f eatures while conducting an Islamic marriage. Nikaah, which literally means "to bind", becomes a common phenomenon for all Muslims around the world being basic and mandatory act of any valid Mus lim marriage. This thesis gives adequate information on how the Nikaah ceremony is p e rformed in one of the Muslim communities found in Northern part of Ethiopia, the city of Gonder. Gonder city being one of the old centers of the Ethiopian s tate has also become one of the great cities which used to accommodate and still accommodates cultural and religious pluralities. This makes the city both a remarkable cultural and religious mosaic in addition to its historical heritages. It is believed that the word Nikaah represents the concept of Islamic marriage that it has been used throughout the research. Nikaah, mostly known as "aqid" among the Gonderine Muslim community, is one feature of their daily lives yet, it was not studied. The objective of this research is to study and digitally documenting the performance of Nikaah. Even though Nikaah is a mandatory act which legalizes any Muslim marriage, the performance of Nikaah as a whole and its performance with particular reference to Gonder were not s tudied well and get less attention among the researchers. Thus, this research has been done to meet multiple goals. In order to implement the research qualitative method has been used and Purposive sampling has been applied based on different selection criteria. A total of 23 informants have been involved in order to get ample data. For data collection, observation, interview has been conducted and documents have been used. As this research reveals, Nikaah is performed according to the Sharia law with its own rules and procedures. It is p erformed at the presence of the active participants of the ceremony. This ceremony is a combination of two main f eatures I.e. religious and cultural features. Both features appear inseparably and harmonious ly. The ceremony witnessed changes and replacements on some ii \ procedures. There are changes that are exhibited on the past ten years due to cultural, economic pressure and the intervention of the govemment. One can observe also that cultural fusion as well as religious integrity. This further gives an overview on how intense religious and cultural process could operate through years . en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa Universiy en_US
dc.subject The Nikaah Ceremony among the Muslim Community en_US
dc.title The Nikaah Ceremony among the Muslim Community Of the City Of Gonder: A Case Study (2000-2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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