A few of you have reached out and asked for nikkah details and I'm sorry that it has taken me this long to get this out to you.
Our Nikkah was held on March 31st, 2012. I want to take a second to tell you what a nikkah is and what it means to Ahmed and I. The word nikkah means "Islamic marriage." But there's more to it. As we are both a product of two very different cultures, Western and Islamic, and because we value our identity as well as our roots, we have separated two very important aspects of our marriage.
As simply as I can put it, the nikkah represents our commitment to each other and our wedding in the fall represents a celebration of that commitment along with our civil marriage. Because we intended for the nikkah to be a very simple and solemn affair, we invited only a handful of our closest friends and relatives.