Sat Sri Akal... I am thankful in advance for all the help I will receive on this topic. Question: I am a Sikh (Mona) man, who has accepted a Muslim woman to be my wife. We both are true to Sikhi and follow the beliefs and most importantly, accept all as equal. We both share common paths & viewpoints, match personalities, social standings, and our religious beliefs. We plan to raise our children as proud Sikhs, so that is not a concern. As a true Sikh, I have accepted her for who she is and she has chosen to practice and involve herself with Sikhi as well as maintain her Islamic beliefs. We registered our legal marriage (recorder's office) to be accepted as a married couple. My family has accepted her and are allowing us Anand Karaj to fulfill our wishes of a religious marriage with the blessings of Guru Nanak Ji. Although her family has accepted me, they are requesting that both Nikaah and Anand Karaj be performed to fulfill wishes of both families. This is understandable by my parents and myself. Her family is requesting the Nikaah take place in their hometown, Lahore and the anand Karaj be held in India. My family is somewhat uncomfortable in visiting Pakistan for various/obvious reasons (this has been communicated to the girl's side of the family). Due to the fact that most of her family resides near Lahore, the marriage idea in USA is not ideal from her father's perspectives. The issue has been delayed due to this and I seek help/suggestions from you. My parents are willing for an Anand Karaj in USA, but without her parents, I am not sure how this will take place. In addition, both of our families seem not to mention this topic unless we bring it up and the topic somehow gets left idle. We both wish and in my opinion, deserve the blessings of our individual religions but are at a loss as to what we should do at this point. We truly desire a Sikhi lifestyle and want the blessings of Guru Nanak Ji before we further ourselves in our lives. Can we hold the Anand Karaj at the gurudwara with just my parents and family? Further, if concerns between families postpones our marriage, can we be involved in Anand Karaj by ourselves in a gurudwara? Please understand that we are not requesting a religious marriage for the sake of embellished atmosphere or for jewellery/gifts, rather to remain true to Sikhi and further our lives. Thank you for all your help. Wahe guru ji ka khalsa, wahe guru ji ki fateh.