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Ḥijla-yi ʿarūs
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Ḥijla-yi ʿarūs (the bridal chamber), a special room or tent at the home of a bridegroom, which may be adorned with curtains, lace, flowers or ornamentation of various kinds, where the bride and groom stay to consummate their marriage. It may also be called the   (the groom’s wedding chamber) (Muḥammad Pādshāh, 2/1491), killah (lit. ‘small tent’), gir-dak (round tent) (Tabrīzī, 3/1789; Anwarī, 6/6118), ḥijla-yi zufāf (Marzubān b. Rustam 185), zufāf-khānah (Khayyām-pūr, 32), ḥijla-khānah or ḥijlah-gāh (Muḥammad Pādshāh, 2/1491; Dihkhudā, 6/8771). In the various languag…

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Ali A. Bulookbashi and Translated by Jaimee Comstock-Skipp, “Ḥijla-yi ʿarūs”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067142>
First published online: 2022

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