4. Why do people throw rice over newly weds?



Because they think that in this way they will bestow fertility on the couple. Obviously, this custom is a superstition, which must be rejected.

It is God who bestows fertility on the couple, it is God who gives children, whether they are many or few; therefore this act is useless, and not only useless but also wrong because in this way people throw away some rice which could be eaten. Let us remember that there are some countries where many children eat just a handful of cooked rice every day: it is sufficient to think of this in order to realize that this waste of rice is an affront to those poor people.