Families of Iran



A good example of the fact that a man should be a support for the family are Muslim families. Iran is a Muslim country, therefore families are built here on the same basis as in other Muslim countries. A young man who plans to create a family must be independent of his parents financially and morally.

A bridegroom in Iran must make an expensive gift to her bride, such as an apartment, a house or a gift in cash equivalent. The bride also needs to make an expensive gift, it can be an expensive suit or an ornament made of precious metals or stones. The parents of the girl as a dowry should also make rich gifts for the young.


It can be a fully furnished house or apartment, for rich parents it’s the apartment itself or the house for the young. However, even if the girl does not belong to a wealthy family, the groom, ready to marry a girl, may refuse her dowry.

In the event of a divorce in Iran, all dowry donated from both sides of the young must be returned by the rules. Refusal to return the dowry will be regarded as dishonest behavior of one or another spouse. However, divorces in Iranian families are quite a rare phenomenon and many spouses live together a long life very happily.

Islam is a rather complex religion, in which there are many customs and rules that most of us may disagree. This is more true of women.

Today women in Iran, of course, have enough rights, but traditions and religion still exclude for them complete freedom. The man on the contrary has practically unlimited rights.

In Iran, men are allowed to have four wives and this can often be found. Another question is whether a man can support all four wives.

In addition, during the first marriage, the wife can provide his spouse with the conditions that he will no longer marry, and she will remain the only wife. This condition is documented and can not be violated by the spouse.

However, even in the absence of such a condition, a man can not enter into a second marriage without the permission of his first wife. If she refuses, then it will be necessary for him to prove that his first wife can not fully satisfy him in all respects.

It’s quite difficult, because then a man should not deprive each his wife in a material sense or in a sexual sense, and also should take care of all his children, born from different wives, equally.

Marriages in Iran are temporary and permanent. Temporary marriages can be concluded if the man does not have sufficient financial position. Such a marriage can be, then extended by mutual agreement of both parties or it is also terminated by mutual consent.

In addition, temporary marriages in Iran are concluded when a man plans his family life with a foreigner or non-Muslim; When a man needs to leave the country for a long period, and the spouse refuses to accompany him, then the man has the right to make a temporary marriage. The reasons for temporary marriages can be very many.

Permanent marriage can be concluded only with a Muslim woman or with a woman who will accept Islam. Otherwise, a man can not marry a non-Muslim woman, whether temporary or permanent this marriage will be.

Relations outside of marriage in Iran are prohibited, punished by law, and become a discussion for the whole society. A man does not even have the right to have a mistress. Only relations between spouses are recognized. If the wife does not satisfy the husband, then he can enter into a temporary marriage.

Marriage is also important for offspring. A married man whose wife can not have children can have a second wife. If he does not have the desire to get married again, then the option is a temporary marriage.

In this case, the man does not have any material obligations to his wife, he will only have to provide for his child, who will appear in a temporary marriage. Also, a child who is born in a temporary marriage, has all the rights and has the full right to receive an inheritance from his father. The father pays the child for the whole period of alimony until he reaches the age of majority.

A man in Iran can not see the faces of his future wife before the wedding and one of the mandatory conditions for marriage for a woman should be her virginity.

If she is not a virgin, she must warn her future husband about this, so that the wedding night does not become an unpleasant surprise for him. The concealment of this detail can lead to the fact that the husband has the right to sue, which recognizes that the marriage is not valid.

The decision to marry two young people in Iran is taken by their parents who come together to discuss all the details of this event. After both sides come to a positive result, young people exchange gifts and rings.

Wedding ceremonies in Iran are held with an official marriage ceremony when there is a notary who will have to document the marriage documentally. It is also obligatory to marry in a mosque, before God. The celebrations themselves can take place in a restaurant, in the home of the parents of one of the parties and most often in the groom’s house.


The average age of marriage in Iran is the age of 20 or 21 years. This is an early marriage, so all the expenses are fully taken up by the parents of the young. The groom’s family makes the most money for organizing the wedding, and usually there are two or three hundred people at weddings.

Like most newlyweds, Iranians are also currently on honeymoon trips, in order to strengthen their relationship and stay alone with each other. The wedding can be less sumptuous in order to make the honeymoon trip more vivid and interesting.



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