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  • Bank: HSBC
  • Acc Name: Masjid e Salaam
  • Sort Code: 40-37-25
  • Acc No: 54170857

Marriage Ceremonies at Masjid Salaam

Masjid Salaam is Licensed as a Registered Building to conduct Legal Religious Marriage ceremonies between a man and a woman.

A ‘Nikah’ is a marriage contract between a man and a woman intending to spend the rest of their lives together with the blessings and favours of Allah, united in goodness, welfare and Deen.

When a man and woman get married they have perfected half their Deen.

The most blessed Nikah is the one celebrated with the least burden.

Types of marriage ceremonies

There are three types of marriage ceremonies that take place at Masjid Salaam.

  1. Nikah Ceremony
  2. Civil Marriage Ceremony ( Registration)
  3. Legal Religious Marriage Ceremony (Dual Nikah & Registration)

A ‘Nikah’ is a marriage contract that is solemnised in accordance with Islamic (Shariah) Law.

A Civil Marriage Ceremony is where the bride and groom officially declare themselves, according to law, to be a married couple. This can only be performed by any one of the appointed Imams or appointed persons of Masjid-e-Salaam. Currently a Registrar will also need to be present.

A Legal Religious Marriage Ceremony is where both the ‘nikah’ and ‘Civil Marriage Ceremony’ take place at the same time. This will only be performed by any one of the appointed Imams or appointed persons of Masjid Salaam. Currently a Registrar will also need to be present.

Booking

Please follow the google form link below to make a provisional booking and arrangements for your chosen marriage ceremony at Masjid Salaam.

Booking Form

Please contact the Masjid Administrator via the email address or contact number for any enquiries.

Masjid Salaam fee is payable upon booking the date for both the Civil Marriage Ceremony and the Legal Religious Marriage Ceremony.

Once a booking has been made, the prospective bride and groom will be asked to attend a ‘Life as a Married Couple’ course. Discussed in this course will be topics related to the rights, responsibilities and practical advice for both the husband and wife.

There will be a short course in which the bride and groom will be asked to attend where they will be emphasised the importance, rights and responsibilities of each other in marriage.

Time of Arrival

The bride and groom must arrive half hour before the booked ceremony time and meet with the registrar or appointed person to check the details to be entered into the marriage register.  You will each be asked your full name, age, occupation, address of your residence on the day of your marriage, full name and occupation of your father and whether he is retired or deceased.

Ceremony Rooms

The Nikah ceremony will normally take place in the Main Jamat Khana.

The Civil Marriage and Legal Religious Ceremony will normally take place on the first floor either in the meeting room or the balcony room.  The rooms will be duly arranged for the purpose of the ceremony . The allocation of the rooms will depend on the time booked for the marriage ceremony.

 

Number of Guests

The Civil Marriage and Legal Religious Ceremonies will only accommodate 20 people maximum from each party so please ensure you stay within these limits.

Dress and Conduct Code

All persons attending any of the marriage ceremonies are kindly requested to observe the Islamic dress and behaviour in keeping with Islamic values.

All visitors to the Masjid are requested to preserve the sanctity of the Holy place by adhering to the following guidelines:

  1. All footwear should be removed before entering the Masjid.
  2. Shorts that expose above the knees are not allowed for males.
  3. All females are advised to cover their hair and to dress modestly in loose clothing with their legs fully covered
  4. Head scarves and long traditional dresses for ladies and caps for males
  5. Males are requested not to shake hands with the females at the Masjid and vice versa.
  6. Please observe silence at all times. Talking loudly, clapping, shouting etc. are not permitted in the Masjid

We hope all visiting parties will try their best to act in accordance with the above-mentioned guidelines.

Legal Marriage Register

The marriage is entered in the marriage register and signed by:

  • Bride and Groom
  • Two witnesses
  • Person who conducted the ceremony
  • Person who is Registering the marriage

Interpreters

If the bride or groom require an interpreter, then please advise us at the time of  booking.  Please be aware that the interpreter will then be required to be the recorded witness of the marriage.

Fees

Nikah Ceremony

Masjid-e-Salaam Fee: No Charge

Civil Marriage Ceremony

Notice of intention fee: £70 (Register office)
Administration fee: £30 (Register office)
Certificates fee: £11 (Register office)
Registrar fee: £86 (Register office)
Masjid Salaam fee: £53 (Masjid-e-Salaam)

Legal Religious Marriage Ceremony

Notice of intention fee: £70 (Register office)
Administration fee: £30 (Register office)
Certificates fee: £11 (Register office)
Registrar fee: £86 (Register office)
Masjid Salaam fee: £53 (Masjid-e-Salaam)

Cancellations / Changing Booking

  • Bookings can be changed once, free of charge, up to 28 days of the booked ceremony.
  • Bookings can be changed once, at a £20 charge, if within 28 days of the booked ceremony.
  • Cancellations made before 28 days of the booked ceremony are subject to an administration charge of £20.
  • Cancellations between 28-14 days of the booked ceremony are subject to an administration charge of £40.
  • Cancellations within 14 days of the booked ceremony are subject to an administration charge of £53.

Documents required

  • All documents must be original as photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Any identity document to link the couple to the notice given at register office.
  • Conversion Certificate for new Muslims (Groom or Bride).
  • Presence of two Muslim Male witnesses, with their ID’s.
  • Presence of the Wali (the bride’s father or next of reliable male kin to the bride)
  • Written declaration of the agreed Dowry (signed by both couple).
  • If the bride or groom has previously been married, then an Islamic divorce or Absolute Decree document is required.

Legal Religious Marriage Ceremony

Booking

  • Book a provisional date with masjid
  • Currently, a Registrar is also needed to conduct the legal religious ceremony. You will need to make a booking with the Register Office directly up to 3 years in advance.

Notice of Intention

The bride and groom must each give formal notices of marriage to the Superintendent Registrar(s) of the District they live in.

Please note:

  • One party must live in Lancashire to be able to give ‘notice of intention’ in Preston and to be married at Masjid Salaam.
  • If neither party lives in Lancashire, but want to be married at Masjid Salaam, please contact the Register Office for more information.
  • After the bride & groom have both given their notices of marriages they must: wait at least 28 clear days whilst the notices are displayed in the Register Office(s) before the Superintendent Registrar’s certificate(s) can be issued (This is the authority for your marriage to take place)
  • This certificate must be presented when you arrive at Masjid Salaam, to the person officiating at your marriage ceremony
  • A notice is valid for 12 months Costs £70

Register Office Fees

The Bride & Groom must pay the set fee to the Superintendent Registrar that resides over the ceremony at Masjid-e-salaam. Currently the fee is £86.

There is charge of £11 for the marriage certificate and £30 administration cost.

Please check the current amount by contacting the Register Office when you make an appointment to give your notice of intention to be married at Masjid-e-Salaam.

Legal Formalities

You can only give notice of marriage at Lancashire County Register Office if you are either:

  • A British Citizen
  • A national of EEA countries or Switzerland
  • Have been granted permanent right of abode in the United Kingdom
  • A member of visiting forces or certain international organizations.

People subject to immigration control must give a notice of marriage to the Superintendent Registrar at a specified office. Please contact the Lancashire County Register Office to find out the locations.

Documents Required

When you give a notice of marriage you will be required to produce certain documents.  Follow the links below or contact the Lancashire County Register Office for further information.

Some of these include:

Evidence of name, date of birth and nationality and address

  • A valid passport
  • A valid national ID card issued by an EEA state or Switzerland
  • Certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British Citizen granted by the Secretary of State together with one of the following:
  • Utility bill (dated within with 3 months)
  • Bank, building society statement or passbook (dated with 1 month)
  • Council tax bill dated within 1 year
  • Mortgage statement dated within 1 year
  • Current tenancy agreement
  • Valid driving licence
  • Full UK birth certificate (born after 1st January 1983) together with one of the following:
  • Evidence of either parent’s British citizenship or settled status at the time of birth (this can be birth certificate, passport or a registration/naturalisation certificate). If the evidence relates to the father, the parents’ marriage certificate must also be produced
  • A deed poll or statutory declaration if you have changed your name by formal means
  • A letter from the owner/proprietor of the address where the person giving notice has been resident for the seven days immediately prior to giving the notice. This must state that they are the owner or proprietor, their name and address, be signed and dated

Booking Form

Please fill in the booking form to make a provisional booking and arrangements for your chosen marriage ceremony at Masjid Salaam.

Booking Form

Contact us

Email :            marriageceremonies@masjidesalaam.org.uk

Tel:                 01772 788447

 

Masjid e Salaam

49 Watling Street Road

Fulwood, Preston

Lancashire

PR2 8EA