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Mixed gender marriage ceremonies

Is it permissible to hold mixed gender marriage ceremonies?

Answer

God the Almighty says: "Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And God is well acquainted with all that they do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty" (Quran 24:30-31).
The above Quranic verse shows that mixed gatherings are not prohibited. They are permissible and required especially if the cause of the gathering is noble, if both genders abide by the teachings of God the Almighty with regard to lowering their gaze and if women wear the legal attire which should be neither transparent nor cling to the body.
Based on this, there is no objection to holding mixed gender wedding ceremonies as long as the teachings of Islamic law are observed and the ceremonies are free from temptation or anything that incites lust.
And God the Almighty knows best.
 

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