Marriage with the Quran

Also known as "Haque Bakhish", "Haq-Baksh-Wai", "Haq Bakhshwan", "Haq Bakhashwain"

According to a custom of Sindh province in Pakistan, in some families especially Syed (who consider themselves upper caste Muslims) families, members of the families search the proposals for their daughters, sisters in their own families and in case if they could not find any suitable match then they cover the head of the girl and teach her the Holy Quran in a ceremony. The whole life girl remains with the Quran and its called marriage with Quran. The practice is continue and the purpose is do not give the share to female members of the family.

Please note that this is a deviant practise that has no basis in Islam.



Married to the Quran

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