My Sister’s النكاح

Published by mustafah on November 24th, 2009 in Essay, Photos, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Photographs from my sister Shadha’s nikah (النكاح) on November 21, 2009 at Masjid Iqamatiddeen on Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The nikah in Islam involves a nikah nama, or marriage contract, between a Muslim man and woman. These are very intimate gatherings of family and friends, as well as members of the Muslim community. Shadha Abdulaziz, 20, and Mutassim Cox, 18.

Photographs by Mustafah Abdulaziz / MJR

4 Responses to “My Sister’s النكاح”

  1. Julius Says:

    November 25th, 2009 at 11:39 am

    wow.
    This is work, this is what its all about.

    there is a tone here that I cant quite articulate, something sensitive but removed. Definitely some of my favorite work from you in a long time.

    -J

  2. shady Says:

    November 25th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Mutassim”s expression in frame 10 is priceless.. i dig most of the photos, very intimate and personal and it is great of you to share this work. Congrats on your sister”s marriage.

  3. David Says:

    November 25th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    مبرك !

    صور جميلة

  4. jasoncohen Says:

    November 29th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    great shots m. and congrats to your sister!