Memon Weddings

August 15, 2009 § 32 Comments

This is the second wedding I’ve been dragged to in the past two weeks. The first one was my first experience of attending a Hindu wedding. How do I get dragged into them? My Dad gets invites from his business associates and my Mom really dislikes going alone to weddings because according to her, ‘If she doesn’t know people, what will she do alone?’ And therefore I have to be the good daughter and go with her to give her company.

I’ve never been to a Memon Wedding before, how was I to know it was going to be segregated? Usually, whatever wedding it is, I usually do make an effort to dress-upΒ  regardless of the fact that I won’t be taking my Abaya/Niqab off. It’s just a personal thing, you dont have to dress up to show it to others.

But today I was tired, knackered and absolutely not in the mood to go and I wanted my comfort. Considering I’d be wearing my Abaya where you could probably just see my Shararah… I matched one of my T-Shirts with my Shararah and I was all set. πŸ˜› [It didn’t look half bad though…]

Usually desi weddings aren’t segregated from what I’ve seen unless its a religious family or there are Women in the family who cover. And I wasn’t prepared at all for a segregated wedding. Khayr, everything that happens, happens for the best. Some of the Men from the family had the tendency to walk-in the ladies hall without considering the fact that there were Women who probably do purdah inside. And I thought that only happened in Pakistan!

On a totally random note, they had some of the crappiest and loudest music playing. I wonder if people ever consider the fact that they’re starting something beautiful with something that is haraam? No Music on my wedding inshaAllah.

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§ 32 Responses to Memon Weddings

  • Absar says:

    Oh I want to make memon jokes right now. Yes, I’m racist, kya kar logi! πŸ˜›

    No music? Even if it’s not crappy? πŸ˜›

    • PD says:

      It’s not good to be racist… especiall against your own country-men.

      And yes, no music. I’ve been to weddings without music and they aren’t half bad you know. Actually sometimes they’re better, because you can actually hear the other person on your table when they speak to you. Not to mention, my wedding [iIF & When I get married that is] will be a two day event and absolutely simple, inshaAllah.

      On a side note, i was thinking something just exclusively drums or duff would be cool. πŸ˜› You know, just beats. Although I still have to delve into the halalness of it.

      • Absar says:

        Uff Khudaya! I was just kidding yar, come on! I work in the middle of Indians – I’m not racist against them, why’d I be a racist against memons? A lot of my good friends are Memons. Aur waise bhi, if I can be friends with a ninja, I can be friends with anyone! πŸ˜› Meahaha! πŸ˜›

        And could you just keep it “when” you get married and not the “if”? Isn’t it ghair-shara’i to consciously stay single? Allow me again.. MMeeahahahha! πŸ˜›

        • PD says:

          Hey, i was kidding too. πŸ˜› i should put the smile in there more often, text can be err misleading. And dude, you make us sounds like… out of this world. 😦 we’re pretty normal too you know! πŸ˜›

          haha, actually, if you have valid reasons you can ‘consciously stay single’, even according to sharia. πŸ˜‰

          Anyway, I’m consciously staying single until my qadr knocks on my doorstep. *Insert evil laughter… although I’m sure it won’t be AS enthusiastic as yours :P]

  • Leena S. says:

    hahahahahaha….a t-shirt with sharara! that sounds interesting.
    and i am always the ‘good daughter’ accompanying my mom to weddings where she knws no one, went to one last night which had like 2000 guests, most of them government dignitries, that sounds good enough for a post πŸ˜›

  • Leena S. says:

    obviously, no music on my wedding too insha Allah…i just hope i can convince everyone, if not, ill ask for your help πŸ˜€

    • PD says:

      InshaAllah… best of luck with that, especially with all those aunties. But you know, if you get HIM to agree, you’ll be all set regardless of what anyone says.

  • Oh sorry, were we talking about weddings? Exit stage right!!!

  • farooqk says:

    hahaha what if your husband is like maha disco and he says meree shadi pay to micheal jackson chalay ga?! πŸ˜›

    and its not memon, its mayyyymun. I bet that wedding you went to there was a Gufffaarr bai aind a juleka bhen… πŸ˜€

    • PD says:

      The trick to that is to marry someone who is religious too so you don’t go through such problems. πŸ˜› [Or atleast trying to get over music and is okay about not having it on the wedding]. These things are discussed and agreed over BEFORE you get married.

      You think I’d marry someone who was heavily involved into music in the first place?

      Guffar bhai and Juleka bhai?? hahah im clueless.

  • aesha says:

    hahahaha.. im a memon =p and i can actually hear this line, memon-style, in my head :
    and its not memon, its mayyyymun. I bet that wedding you went to there was a Gufffaarr bai aind a juleka bhen…

    LOL.

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