Rishtey Kuch Adhoorai Se – Disappointed Gaiti

This episode opened new chapter in this serial.  Initially,when Gaiti’s mother asked Kiran to sit and act as if she is Gaiti and she was apparently wed locked to Arsal,I thought that none of them are wed locked to Arsal according to Shariaah.But this episode gave a twist to this drama serial.

As expected, it was Gaiti’s dream that her father shoot himself after becoming aware of everything.And as soon as she woke up, she was a bit relieved and a bit tensed.Relieved because it was her dream and sad because she can never narrate the reality to her father.

Gaiti asked Arsal about Nikah and like every sensible gentle man, Arsalan searched everything related to ambiguity told by Gaiti. As he knew half truth, he declared that they are wed locked according to Islamic norms and bride’s silence is considered as signal of agreement from her side.

Arsal asked Gaiti to relax but who knows what is going inside Gaiti.Every single second pinches her from inside,her eternal soul shouts every moment to tell this world that this not fair and is not according to Islamic teachings but then as soon as she look upon the culture she is living in, she convince herself to stay quiet.

Gaiti and her mother lied to her father that they are going to saloon. They visited a religious scholar instead. And his explanation made me a bit sad.He told them that Gaiti wasnt there at time of Nikah so her Nikah with Arsal wasnt possible at all.Kiran was sitting at her place and she was the one who agreed to get wedlocked so she is Arsal’s wife according to Deen. And then, Gaiti and her mother were not in their senses.What will be Gaiti’s future?  A question mark,indeed.

Gaiti and Kiran relation is going nowhere. The way Kiran said I miss you Gaiti said it all.Gaiti loves her sister and so does her sister,Kiran. But from one month everything went upside down. Gaiti and Kiran ended up into serious rivalry.

I really like Gaiti’s father concern for his daughters always.The way he cares,the way he ask them for anything if they want and every single aspect that engage him with his daughters takes me to another world.Its because fathers of nowadays dont have time for their children(not all obviously). Despite of his strict nature,he asked Kiran that she can invite as many friends of her as she want on Gaiti’s wedding.

Preview of next episode shows that Gaiti will get married to Arsal and this Nikah thing will remain secret till next episode. Whether Gaiti be able to live with this harsh reality of her life or not?What will be reaction of Arsal after knowing everything.

For all that and many more,Keep on reading.

Do share your views about this episode.

Rabia Basharat.


My name is Shozib Ali. I have done Bachelors in Media Sciences. Currently Working as an administrator and content writer for reviewit.

  • This drama is already criticized for the nikaah scene, i am afraid if they show the rukhsati without nikah it will attract lot of criticism, from all circles of our society.

    I hope the opinion of Mufti as they have shown is authentic and they must have consulted some actual aalim to conculde that, otherwise the two witnesses, the dulha, all knew that the nikah is of Gaiti, In my personal opinion the right opinion should be that this nikaah is void, it has not happened as witnesses and dulha were unaware who is under the ghoonghat. Nikaah is not only consent of girl, it also requires two male witnesses and consent of boy. In this case fine girl knew that she is getting married to arsal, but arsal and witnesses dont knew that he is saying qabool hai for kiran, instead of gaiti. In such case when one party is deceived this nikaah should be considered void.

    But it is my personal opinion, i m not a religious scholar,I thought some aalim may come up to say what should be the actual stance in light of religion. But so far we haven’t heard anything form any aalim on this in any newspaper.

    As I remember in 1980’s in PTV drama Darya, Usman Peerzada, divorced Samina Peerzada three times. At that time it created a controversy and many ulemas gave fatwas in newspaper that they both are divorced. In response to this Samina Peerzada said, it was only a drama not real life, and it proves one thing, all ulemas who gave fatwa watch tv and dramas too.

    • I do hope too that they have consulted an ulema or it will just lead the society in a whole new direction..
      Someone told me that this exact situation (Though they were Hindus) was showed in an Indian drama on Zee Tv by the name “Amanat”, I think.. The younger did not want to get married and so the elder came under the ghoonghat.. If it is really copied from there, then its really sad.. I mean can’t our writers come with something new and original for a change?

      • Good to hear your opinions & I agree to them as well. It is really sad how just in the name of dramas, they are gambling with our Islamic concepts. I don’t know what the writer had in her mind.

        Amna, I don’t know if the idea of the drama is lifted from the drama Amanat, but what I know for sure is that in the late 90’s this drama was the most talked-about show & it was a super duper hit. I know by that time Zee Tv was open to air in Pakistan so may be yeah! & If you remember Kahi Unkahi & the scenes that were taken from the Hindi Movie ‘Meinne Pyaar Kiya’, so I am guessing the writer has her favorites from the Bollywood/Hindi Media, therefore she is providing us with such stories. Though, I didn’t dislike Kahi Unkahi & liked it for a simple love story but this one is just plain hideous.

        As per Islamic the laws for Nikkah, during the times of Holy Prophet (Sal’lalaho Alayehe Was’sallam) there were no such documentation done to record the Nikkah & it was just a matter of affirming & then bride & the groom were considered to be as husband & wife. So, I guess the writer must’ve taken the idea from there but as our brother here highlighted the sensitivity of the issue, I feel too that the Nikkah should be nullified because in that case only Kiran’s mother is the witness & in Islam no woman can be considered as the official witness!

        • Yes Zahra, Amanat was a hit in 90’s when Zee TV was only indian channel available on satellite dish tv. I had not watched Amanat, but someone has also commented on some previous review, the nikaah situation is similar to recent drama “Samar Ka Susral” on Sony TV.

          This drama is expected to have an indian touch as it is based on story by indian writer Ranjit Gupta but for screen it is written by Nadia Akhtar the writer of Kahi Unkahi.

          • Yeah, I remember those Amanat days, back then no movie was released on the day Anamat used to be on-air because Bollywood people knew it’s popularity. I was too young to be following Indian Soap Operas but I do remember it’s fan-following.

            I saw some trailers of Sasural Simar Ka but didn’t know the story behind. Let’s see how far can the writer stretch such an unreal & hideous story.

          • Hideous for sure.. They are completely directing the whole society in a wrong dimension. Not only that, they are polluting the minds of those sisters who were sharing such a strong bond but now are thinking outside the box thanks to these stories..

          • I know even if those who don’t want to think on these lines do end up taking real-life examples to relate to these stories. Astaghfirullah.

          • Hmmm. so we got two dramas of her getting influences from Indian tv.. Mental note: not going to opt for any other drama of her..

    • I don’t get this nikah scenario! From what I’ve heard, the consent of the Wali of the bride (the father) is a sufficient condition for marriage. If that were true, then Gaiti and Arsal should be considered married. Furthermore, the nikah was announced in Gaiti’s name not Kiran’s so how can Kiran be considered Arsal’s wife? If anything, the nikah should be considered null and void!

      But if the aalim stated that it is Kiran who is now Arsal’s legal wife, then clearly, until Arsal and Kiran are divorced, the marriage of Gaiti and Arsal cannot be validated!

      • the condition of wali is not unanimously accepted by all school of thoughts (fiqah), There are four main fiqah in sunnis, in hannafi fiqah, which is mostly followed in pakistan, consent of wali is not necessary for marriage and courts has accepted nikah without consent of wali. But in maliki , shafi and hambli fiqah consent of wali is must.

  • All,

    I have a same opinion as Mr. Rashid Nazir Ali. what they are showing in this drama putting -ve impact on our young generation and others. please bear this in mind these dramas are telecast almost all over the world and people (muslims/non muslims) who understand urdu language are watching it. i don’t know what writer/director try to show or proof. Whatever Nikkah situation is there a girl can not stay with a man in single room who is not her “Mehram”. “HUM” channels must sort this issue ASAP and stop showing such controversial dramas which are against Islam.

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