Zafiiraa – The Grand Entrance at a Middle Eastern Wedding

Zafiiraa was Emir Selim Al-Toumi’s wife in the 16th century. Often referred to as Princess Zafira or, incorrectly spelled as Saphira in Western historiography.

Zaphira was revered in her native Mitidja as both beauty and warrior, possessing exceptional archery skills as well as being adept with horsemanship. Marrying an Egyptian nobleman brought her wealth and status; when his assassination occurred, Zaphira returned home and killed off any usurpers to avenge her husband by killing usurper Mauruj, whom the new regent Aruj had requested her marriage with, offering all its advantages as widower if she would agree; Zaphira refused out of loyalty to her husband as well as outrage at being subjected to such oppressiveness by Aruj’s oppressive regime.

The Zaffa ceremony marks a grand entrance at any wedding, celebrating the couple’s commitment to each other with music, dancing, and vibrant displays of color. It involves music, dancing, and vibrant displays of color; bride and groom may wear different attire according to cultural nuances or personal preferences – for instance bride may choose an intricately designed gown with headpiece while groom could opt for traditional Middle Eastern tunic with headpiece – while drums, bagpipes, and other instruments create a rhythmic and celebratory ambience. Dancers dressed in traditional and colorful costumes add grace and splendor that only enhances this event!