A Saudi groom slapped by his mother in his wedding night

Saudi couple decided do a  romantic Cinderella wedding theme in their wedding party. There is this part of the ceremony when the bride walks like Cinderella style wearing only one shoe and the groom who  is supposed to be the prince gets down on bended knees to put the other shoe on . It’s not common in Saudi to see a man on bended knees in front of a woman, at least not in public. In Saudi culture, men are considered superior and bending the knees is regard as the ultimate humiliation. The husband didn’t tell his family about the part when he is going to be down on bended knees. Anyways, During the wedding ceremony the groom and bride surprised everyone with their surprising  Cinderella wedding theme. However, The idea of being on bended knees in front of his wife didn’t impress his mother, She was so shocked that he did such a thing in front of everyone and she thought it was very insulting.

The groom’s mother got really angry and slapped her son in the face and started swearing at him for humiliating himself in presence of everyone . Right after getting slapped in the  face, the groom took his wife  and travelled to Malaysia  for the honey moon.

Now that’s what I call the ultimate humiliation :D.

 when I read about it online on Okaz news paper to see people’s comments I was very shocked myself that almost  95% of the comments were like ” he deserved to be hit and slapped in the face for doing that”. Saudi people are supporting the groom’s mother and believe that  puting the shoe on the bride’s foot is too humiliating to be romantic!

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9 thoughts on “A Saudi groom slapped by his mother in his wedding night

  1. Haha. Wow. That’s… extreme.

    I mean, sure, on the one hand, the bride and the groom should have been a little more sensitive to their traditions.

    On the other hand, it’s a bit extreme for the mother to react like that. Violence is not the way to do it. For someone who cares so much about public image, she just failed miserably.

  2. I think the mother was probably the one who felt humiliated by her son’s actions. He obviously didn’t feel humiliated, otherwise he wouldn’t have done it in the first place. The mother was out of line to slap her son on his wedding day. He did not deserve to be treated like that.

  3. Salam, your blog is amazing! Gon on writing! I just dream of a world where the human beings could live in an atmosphere of peace and respect. When this mother hits the groom, she is against peace and love.

  4. Salaams,
    thankx for your comments – one of the things i do is help my friends and those people i agree with to spread their posts and thats the beauty of wordpress and facebook we could do this – feel free to look on my blog and use those stories also (what i do is link back to the source blog as to increase the hits on that blog)

  5. Oh boy. I dont think he shouldve been slapped. But then again, Im not an expert on the traditions.
    If I were him, Id alteast give a headsup to some close members of the family n ask for their opinion
    But he didnt deserve so much humiliation at his own wedding! 😦

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