Marriage Service

Masjid Ikhlas Marriage Procedure

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Your decision to marry is a spiritual covenant that is rooted in a commitment to one another. A wedding is always a joyous event, and as such we are much  honored that you’ve chosen us to share the occasion!

If you would like to be married at Masjid Ikhlas or request the Imam to officiate your wedding ceremony, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Submit online form “Scheduling for an Imam”. Please be sure to do this at least 2-3 weeks prior to the ceremony. Once your information is received the office of the Imam will work on securing an officiant as well as scheduling the mandatory premarital counseling session. Please click here to access the form.

Step 2: Schedule your counseling session. Our premarital counseling requirement is designed for the couple to gain greater insight into a harmonious marriage that is guided by Islamic teachings and principles. We pray that this process prepares both of you for the journey ahead.

Please review Premarital Questionnaire prior to your session.

Step 3: Obtain Marriage License from your Local County Courthouse. Please remember our nikkahs are also legal marriages, therefore we must enforce this procedure.

The original marriage license and the provided return envelope need to be dropped off to the Wedding Administrator no later than 7 days prior to the nikkah.

Step 4: Submit documents and administrative fee.

  • Marriage Licenses and provided return envelope
  • ADAMS Marriage Application Form
  • Premarital Contract
  • Administrative fee:
    • (On-Site at Masjid) $100 for paid-members of Masjid Ikhlas, $150 for non-paid members.
    • (Off-site at separate location) $150 for paid-members of Masjid Ikhlas, $200 for non-paying members.
  • Policy Regarding travel of Imam off-site: Please note that the Imam is volunteering his time and that this is not included in the wedding processing fee.

Step 5: Provide Two Witnesses for the Nikkah Ceremony Along With “Wali” Guardian of Bride if Available

The bride and groom must provide at least two witnesses for their nikkah ceremony. The masjid will not provide these witnesses, the couple must bring with them two witnesses for the ceremony.

Step 6: (optional) Reserving a room for the ceremony. If you are planning on having your nikkah here at Masjid Ikhlas, and only planning on doing the contract signing with no set up necessary, you will only need to inform the Office Manager on how many guest you are planning on having (this accommodation will be included inshAllah). However if you are planning on having a ceremony with setup and food being served, you will need to contact the Office Manager with reservations at [email protected] for arrangements as well as fees associated with room rental.

 

Couples are encouraged to read:

“Beyond Tying the Knot” Imam Mohamed Magid and Salma Abugudairi

“Engagement in Islam” Imam Magid and Younus Mirza, faq.qurtubainstitute.org/2011/11/

“Mahr” – The Marriage Gift”

“Islamic Marriage Contracts Resource Guide” – Peaceful Families Project