What is a Nikah?

The Nikah is the religious ceremony for Muslims to get married. It is a sacred and solemn social contract made between bride and groom.

What is required to be Islamically married?

A Nikah must be performed between the bride and groom in order to be Islamically married. Please see requirement for Nikah Bellow.

Does my Nikah mean I am legally married?

No. The Nikah ceremony means you are Islamically married. You are not legally married until you obtain a marriage license from your local government or go through the dedicated processes your local government has in place to legally marry its residents.

Do I need a marriage license prior to the Nikah?

Yes. You must bring a marriage license from your local County Probate Court otherwise the Nikah will not be conducted.

How do I book our services?

Please fill out the form at the end of the page and email it to us at nikah@suwaneemasjid.org to book an appointment.

As the bride, do I need a Wali (guardian)?

Yes. We suggest that both the father or brother of the groom and bride be present.

Requirements for Nikah:

• Mutual agreement to marry between the bride and groom (Ijab-wa-Qubul).

• Two sane Muslim adult male witnesses or one male and two female witnesses.

• Dowry (mahr) to be paid by the groom to the bride.

• Written contract signed by the bride and groom, and the two witnesses.

• Guardian (wali) for the bride.

• Marriage sermon (Khutbah).

Nikah Application Form