Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. May you find peace and love within your marriage. Your decision to marry is a spiritual covenant that is rooted in a commitment to one another. The Quran and Sunnah emphasizes the importance of Marriage.
وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُمْ مَوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ
"And one of His signs is that He has created for you, spouses from amongst yourselves so that you might take comfort in them and He has placed between you, love and mercy. In this there is surely evidence (of the truth) for the people who carefully think." (Surah 30, Verse 21)
If you would like to be married at Preston Mosque or request the Imam to officiate your wedding ceremony, you must complete the following steps:
Step 1: The Islamic Wedding contract is a solemn oath between the spouses and families and their responsibility to each other in front of Allah (God) which requires:
The offer of marriage and acceptance freely and willingy
The Mahr (Dowry) gift, given to the Bride, by the party of the Groom
The “Wali” Guardian of bride if available
Two witnesses* for the Nikkah Ceremony
*The bride and groom must provide at least two Muslim, male witnesses for their nikkah ceremony, of which the “Wali” does not qualify. If witnesses cannot be obained, please request it a week beforehand so that we can organise witnesses to attend.
Step 2: Submit online Nikkah Service Request form. Please be sure to do this at least two weeks prior to the ceremony. Once your information is received the office of the Imam will work on securing an officiant Click here to access form.
Step 3: Submit documents and administrative fee.
Marriage Certifiates and provided return envelope
Preston Mosque Marriage Application form
Step 4: (optional) Reserving a room for the ceremony or Hiring the hall for a Walimah. If you are planning on having your nikkah at Preston Mosque, 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 guests you are planning on having. 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@example.com for arrangements as well as fees associated with room rental.
Couples are encouraged to watch: