What Is a Rukhsat?

A Rukhsat is a Muslim wedding ritual that is held for the bride to bid farewell to her family.

The father of the bride gives her hand to her husband humbly asking her to always protect and look after her.

Key Points

  • This is a Muslim ceremony in which the bride formally leaves her parental home
  • The couple spends their first night as husband and wife in her house but in different rooms.
  • The next morning the father of the bride takes them to their new home and gives the groom his daughter’s hand.
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