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Arranged Marriage

It's not only a big day for Zubair Khan and his sixteen year old bride Saeeda. It's also brings together two families.

Magazine and Review show 1983 13 mins

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Zubair and Saeeda from Birmingham are having a traditional Muslim wedding. The marriage is much more than two people coming together though, it is about two families becoming intrinsically linked. Zubair talks about the necessity of an arranged wedding and he his happy to make his desision based on family reputation and a photograph. Marrying for love alone would mean Zubair providing everything himself and who wants to risk losing family ties?