(1) Marriage or wedding. In Islam, a contract of civil law. The signing of a marriage contract is typically accompanied by processions, special clothing, and feasts. In some countries it is accompanied by music and dancing. (2) In Sufism, the union of a saint with God, the ultimate goal of Sufi experience. In India it refers to commemoration of the death date of a Sufi saint.
See also Marriage and Divorce: Legal Foundations