THE WEDDING CEREMONY
Conducting the marriage (Nikah) ceremony, according to the Shari’ah law.
Alhamdulillah, indeed all praise is due to Allah, we praise him and seek his help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from our souls evils and wrong doings. He whom Allah guides, no one can miss guide, and he whom Allah misguides no one can guide.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah without any partners, and I bear witness that Muhammed peace and blessings be upon him is the last Messenger Of Allah.
Brief introduction to the importance of Islamic Marriage
• Explaining the rights and duties of the husband and wife according to the Quran and Sunnah.
• Naming and Agreeing on the Dowry and recording it on the Certificate of Marriage
• Exchange rings and presents (if needed)
In this joyful atmosphere and pleasent occasion the imam conducts the ceremony (the nikah) between the bride and groom or her representative (wali) according to the Islamic law and the Sunnah of the Prophet and the dowry which is agreed between the two families.
A supplication for the couple and family will be read to bless their marriage and bring happiness and a bright future.
Reciting the part of the Quran this is relating to the marriage:
And among his signs is that he created you, from yourselves, spouses that you my dwell (in joy and security) unto them, and he set between you love and mercy; surely for those who reflect.
The wife will offer her self for marriage to the husband according to the Islamic law, in the presence of the witness and on the dowry they have agreed upon.
The husband will offer himself for marriage to the wife according to the Islamic law in the presence of the witnesses and on the dowry they have agreed upon.
The wife will accept his proposal
The husband will accept her proposal
The wife confirms her offer
The husband confirms his acceptance
•Pronouncing them as husband and wife
•Supplications to the couple
This service can be performed in the office here, or at home, any venue or aboard.
The couple will receive an Islamic Marriage certificate that is recognised around.