Nikaah (marriage) is a sacred social contract between bride and groom and is strongly encouraged in Islam. It is declared to be one half of a Muslim’s faith. In another narration, the Prophet Muhammad PBUH has been reported to have said;
‘Do not delay in three things;
1) The offering of the obligatory prayer.
2) The offering of the funeral prayer when the deceased’s body is present.
3) The marriage of a woman when her suitable match is found’
There are a number of things to be taken into consideration before one can arrange a Nikah such as:
1. Mutual consent from both the bride and groom for the Nikah (marriage)
2. Two male adult witnesses who will be present at the Nikah
3. Mahr – The marriage-gift (Mahr) is a divine injunction.
The giving of mahr to the bride by the groom is an essential part of the contract and may be paid in cash, property or movable objects to the bride herself. The amount of mahr is not legally specified, however, moderation according to the existing social norm is recommended. The mahr may be paid immediately to the bride at the time of marriage, or deferred to a later date, or a combination of both. The deferred mahr however, falls due in case of death or divorce.
Zakariyya Jaam’e Masjid offer Islamic Nikah certificates for those who wish to get married under Islamic law.
Nikah will only be conducted after procedures are correctly followed. This includes completing the necessary forms, which can be both collected at the Masjid office or submitted via email.
There is a charge of £150 for non-members and £75 for members wishing to perform an Islamic marriage contract
at the Masjid. This is payable during submitting Form A.
Zakariyya Jaam’e Masjid will be offering Civil Marriages to take place in the Masjid in the near future where you can obtain certificates both on Islamic and Civil Marriage.
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