Part 2: The big party afterwards is a public announcement known as the Walima, catered and sponsored by the husband. It's not supposed to be costly but it is supposed to be joyous and open to all.
His laws on interaction and dignity are priority throughout. There is no engagement in Islamic law, as understood by popular culture.All this while though there is still no secret balcony meeting or physical contact allowed which is why the Nikah (Islamic marriage) needs to be performed first.It's cultural customs that prolong or cut-short engagement periods. Part 1: Lastly, the couple get married by verbally accepting and signing a contract stating that they are a committed wife and husband in God's name and with His blessings.Yet, things like physical connections outside of marriage, 'experimenting' or having a 'fling' don't exist in Islamic ethics.Things like self-preservation, discipline and protection, do.