Things to Avoid When Planning a Muslim- or Arab-Themed Wedding
While a Muslim- or Arab-themed wedding can be a beautiful and unique affair, there are a few things to avoid if you don't want your wedding to be tacky or offensive. First, avoid using any stereotypes in your wedding planning. This includes but is not limited to: belly dancers, genies, camels, or anything else that might be seen as a stereotype of Muslim or Arab culture.
Second, avoid using religious symbols or imagery in a way that could be seen as disrespectful. For example, avoid using the Star and Crescent in your invitations or decoration if you are not Muslim, as this could be seen as offensive by some. Don't incorporate offensive or stereotypical images in your wedding materials. This includes avoiding images that depict violence, terrorism, or other sensitive topics. Additionally, steer away from using any offensive terms or slurs. And avoid using offensive language or making assumptions about your guests' religious beliefs. This includes but is not limited to making assumptions about what guests can or cannot eat, drink, or wear.
What Music To Play At A Muslim Wedding?
When planning a Muslim wedding, it is important to choose music that is respectful of the Islamic faith. This means avoiding songs with explicit lyrics or any music that is considered forbidden. While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing wedding music, it is always best to err on the side of caution and choose tunes that will not offend your guests.
With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for Muslim-friendly wedding music:
- Turkish classical music
- Arabic pop music
- Qasida (Islamic devotional poetry)
- Sufi music
- Nasheed (Islamic chants)
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