Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. May Allah bless you and your family. Our Islamic Center staff and Imam are glad to be a part of this joyous occasion. We want to make sure this will be a successful event for you and your future spouse.
What is Nikah?
The Nikah is the equivalent of marriage in English. It is a sacred and solemn social contract made between the bride and groom.
What is required to be Islamically married?
A Nikah must be performed between the bride and groom in order to be Islamically married.
Who performs the Nikah?
The Nikah is performed by Imam Mohammad Moussa
Does my Nikah mean I am legally married?
No. The Nikah ceremony means you are Islamically married. You are not legally married until you obtain a marriage license from your local government, or go through the dedicated processes your local government has in place to legally marry its residents.
How do I book our services?
Please fill out the forms below.
As the bride, do I need a Wali (guardian)?
Yes. We suggest that both the father or brother of the groom and bride be present.
Do I need a marriage license prior to the Nikah?
Yes. You must bring a marriage license from your local town clerk otherwise the Nikah will not be conducted.
What day and time is available to conduct a Nikah?
By appointment. Please call us: 201-330-0066
Will I get a Nikah certificate?
Yes, after the Nikah has conducted, you will receive your Nikah certificate.
Requirements for Nikah
- Mutual agreement to marry between the bride and groom (Ijab-wa-Qubul).
- Two sane adult male witnesses.
- Dowry (mahr) to be paid by the groom to the bride.
- Guardian (wali) for the bride.
- Written marriage contract (Aqd-Nikah or Nikah nama) signed by the bride and groom, and the two witnesses.
- Marriage sermon (khutbah).