Nikah in pre Islamic Arabia, meant different forms of sex relationship between a man and a woman established on certain terms, in pre Islamic days,women were treated as chattels, and were not given any right of inheritance and were absolutely dependent. it was prophet mohammad who brought about a complete change in the position of women.
The legal contract between a bride and bridegroom as part of an Islamic marriage; the contract of Islamic marriage; Islamic marriage in general. Nikah is an Arabic term used for marriage. It means “contract”. The Quran specifically refers to marriage as “mithaqun Ghalithun,”. Which means “a strong agreement”.
The original meaning of the work nikah is the physical relationship between man and woman. It is also used secondarily to refer to the contract of marriage which makes that relationship lawful.
“A contract that results in the man and woman living with each other and supporting each other within the limits of what has been laid down for them in terms of rights and obligations.”
Ibn Uthaimeen takes an even more comprehensive view of the institution of marriage in his definition of it as:
“It is a mutual contract between a man and a woman whose goal is for each to enjoy the other, become a pious family and a sound society.”
Nikah is based on few conditions. When these conditions are fulfilled, then a man and a woman are proclaimed as husband and wife and can live together and carry on their marital duties. These are:
The essentials of a valid marriage are as follows:-
Arya Samaj Mandir Delhi performs marriages under Hindu Marriage Act & Arya Samaj Marriage Validation Act (1937). if Any couple want to do marriage in arya samaj, Intercaste or Inter-religion marriage, arya samaj is the right place for you. There are some legal documents require under this act & also there are some norms which have to be follow for legal Arya Samaj Marriage.