Hyderabad: A city based organisation, Socio Reforms Society, is banking on Muslim women to bring down overspending during weddings. The society organised a seminar, ‘How to Accomplish Zero Budget, Easy Islamic Marriages,’ on Saturday in the city.
“We feel women can bring about a change in society by dissuading their families from going for unnecessary expenditures during marriages. Currently, many people opt for heavy spending beyond their means,” said Aleem Khan Falki, president of the society. He said similar seminars were organised for men earlier. The organisation is betting big on women to have a change in the attitude.
Women scholars from the community addressed the participants, who attended the seminar at Tolichowki.
Ms Raziya Khanum, a scholar, said, “You can get money from various sources. But you have to repay it after the marriage, putting the family into trouble.” Many of the unnecessary functions related to marriage can be done away with, she noted.
Quoting Islamic scriptures, the scholars narrated simple marriage function of many important religious figures.
Mr. Aleem Khan further said, “Spending on marriage has become some sort of competition these days. This has to be checked.”...