Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Marriage match-making can last.

Last Sunday I attended Azeesur daughter's wedding, witnessing a marriage through match making. Yes! Match making might be a common practice decades ago but in Malaysia, it is still well accepted by our Indian Muslim community.

Azeesur daughter is a highly graded teacher with a MBA behind her. The bridegroom is a professional who is also well educated. She is 28 and he is a matured man of 32. Though the newly wedded couple have many friends, they let their parents to decide and choose their ideal life partners. Upon checking with this compatible couple, they strongly believe in tradition and culture. In spirit, they know their young mind and sight could be blind and corrupted. What they see might not be perfect because it's not easy to understand the heart. On the hand, they trust their parents who would know them better. As all parents love their children, they seldom fail to identify and select the most suitable man and woman for such occasion.

Although the bride and groom had not met before, except their parents, they looked so loving and sweet when I saw them on their wedding. Believe me! I have not seen any broken marriage by match making among these communities. They got marry as strangers first, later became friends and love blossom eventually. They have to be thankful to their understanding parents who know their needs. Whereas we got marry as lovers but gradually ended as strangers.

Food for thought - "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. - Mignon McLaughlin


Just Me said...

Wow. I can't imagine having someone picked for me, but whatever works. I know each culture has their own traditions that are to be respected and appreciated. Good luck to newly married couple!

Robert Foo said...

Hi LMc1381,

Good luck to you too.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Marryin,

Thank you for reading my post.