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“And one of His signs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves so that you may find comfort in them.

Al-Quran 30:21

NIKKAH & MARRIAGE

In the Name of Allahﷻ Most Beneficent & Most Merciful. Peace & Blessings Be Upon Our Master Muhammad ﷺ, The Chief & The Seal of All Prophets & Messengers.

The Management at East Birmingham Central Masjid extends a warm welcome and offers congratulations to couples desiring to wed in accordance with Islamic Law. The designated Head Imam of East Birmingham Central Masjid officiates all Nikah ceremonies.

We suggest making reservations at least two weeks in advance of your intended date, but we will make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings. To make a reservation, please get in touch with us via email. Alternatively, you can call the mosque to request a provisional time slot and wait for confirmation after submitting all the required paperwork.

Required Documentation:

  1. Current and valid passports for both the Husband and Wife, including visas for Non-British Passport holders.

  2. Verification of the residential address, whether within the UK or abroad (if not provided, the address indicated on the booking form will be recorded on the certificates).

  3. If applicable to either the Groom or Bride, a Conversion Certificate is necessary.

  4. The presence of two Muslim Male witnesses, along with their identification documents, is essential.

  5. The Wali (either the bride's father or brother) must be in attendance. Alternatively, if the bride opts for an alternate male kin, advance notice must be given to the Registrar.

  6. Both individuals must submit a written declaration of the agreed Dowry [Mahr], signed by the couple.

  7. In cases where the bride has been previously married, an Islamic divorce certificate or Decree Absolute is a requirement.

  8. A signed and stamped Statutory Declaration* (Affidavit) is only mandatory for non-Muslim Brides. This document should be signed and stamped by a solicitor or Commissioner of Oaths.

A Nikkah conducted in the UK does not hold legal validity within the framework of English Law, and consequently, it does not confer legally enforceable marital rights. It's crucial to emphasize this, especially in situations involving marital disputes or the unfortunate event of a spouse's passing. That's why we strongly urge all members of our community to ensure that a civil marriage is performed at a register office in compliance with English Law. This should ideally occur either just before or just after the Nikkah ceremony to safeguard the legal rights of both parties.

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