Nikah / Marriage
Family life is the foundation of a successful society, and marriage is an occasion of great joy in the Muslim community.
Al-Sunnah Mosque has been conducting nikah ceremonies, divorces and conversions since its inception in 2000 which records have been kept in a digital database and there is a charge for obtaining a copy.
We at the Al-Sunnah Mosque see it as an honour to facilitate this blessed union of two souls. Nikah agreement/contract can be conducted on site at the mosque, or our Imam can conduct the nikah at a venue of your choice.
For a marriage to be conducted by a qualified imam form Al-Sunnah Mosque, a number of terms and conditions will have to be met before one can arrange a Nikah. These are:
- Mutual Agreement/Consent from both the bride and groom for the Nikah
- The marriage dowry (Mahr) has to be agreed.
- Valid Passports of the Bride and the Groom need to be provided.
- Proof of UK Residential Address for both the Bride and the Groom.
- Conversion Certificate for new Muslims (Groom and/or Bride).
- Presence of two Muslim male witnesses of goods character, with their IDs. This could be their Valid Passport or full UK driving licence.
- Proof of UK Residential Address for both witnesses.
- Presence of the Wali (Guardian). This is the bride's father, grandfather, brother, uncle or next of responsible male kin to the bride), with his ID - Valid Passport.
- In the absence of the Wali: Wakeel (attorney) must be present. The Wakeel should obtain a valid power of attorney from the Wali, and must provide valid Passport as well as Proof of UK Residential Address.
- If the bride has previously been married, then an Islamic divorce certificate is required.
- A fee of £100 to be paid when the booking is made. Please note that Certificates are usually issued in both Arabic and English.
- There is a fee of £150 when a marriage is conducted outside the Al-Sunnah Mosque premises.