Walimah

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Image by CPS.Brunei via Flickr

Somewhere this is a walimah

Serving their guests-rich and poor

A meal to remember

Tender lamb

Well-seasoned

Jasmine rice

well-cooked

Pita bread

Hot out the oven

Fried chicken for those who are daring

Mash potatoes for an extra kick

Sweet yams for the deserving

With an assortment of drinks

Teas

Coffees

Sodas

Water

Somewhere there is a walimah in which the women are gathered around the bride

Giving her gifts to unwrap and cry and laugh over

While getting henna applied to her hands

The sisters dance to their favorite nasheeds called ” Prayer” and ” How Can You Deny?” by No Beats Neccessary

When the time for prayer comes they quickly make their wudu and form their salat lines to pray

The bride is truly proud for this to be her day

A day of love, remembrance, and joy

She enjoys her company and wishes for the best in the days to come

 

 

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