The Islamic nuptial rite, known as Nikah, is considered a form of worship and a contractual agreement between the betrothed couple, guided by the principles laid out in the Quran and Sunnah. Our mosque provides the Nikah ceremony and offers counseling to prospective spouses.
In order to perform the Nikah, a marriage license from the relevant province must be procured, and two Muslim witnesses for the groom and a guardian for the bride must be present. If the bride’s father is unavailable, alternative options that are compliant with Islamic law can be arranged. The groom, in consultation with the bride, presents a written offer of mahr or sadaq, which is recorded in the Nikah certificate. The Nikah ceremony is offered free of charge by our mosque, although individuals are welcome to make a voluntary offering of Hadiya to the Imam. The details of the Nikah are documented in a prescribed format and signed by all parties involved, with duplicates provided to the newlyweds.
The following information is indispensable for the issuance of a Sharia Marriage Certificate:
The full name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, address, and marital status of the groom
The full name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, address, and marital status of the bride
The amount of mahr, including the immediate and deferred amounts
The names and addresses of two witnesses, along with their dates of birth, nationalities, and relationships to the bride and groom.