Part A: Before processing the marriage
The performance of marriage from Islamic perspective necessitates the following:
1. Groom and Bride:
- The groom and the bride must agree about their marriage out of their own free will.
- The Wali is the next of kin of the bride entitled to authorize the marriage of the bride and the groom.
- The Wali must be a man.
- The Wali must be the father of the bride unless otherwise.
- The Wali must be Muslim unless the bride is from the people of the book.
3. The witnesses:
- The witnesses must be two up right Muslim men.
- The witnesses should be known to the couple willing to marry.
- One witness should be from the groom’s side and the second witness should be from the bride's side.
4. The Mahr:
- The mahr (dower) is a valuable gift that must be given to the bride.
- The mahr could be an amount of money, jewelry or any other thing that has a value.
- The minimum amount of dower is $20 CDN.
- The couple should agree on method of payment of the mahr.
5. The Phrasing:
- The phrasing refers to the specific wordings needed to perform a valid Islamic marriage.
- The phrasing is conducted by a qualified marriage officer.
- A qualified marriage officer is a man who is well-versed in the Fiqh of marriage.
- The Imam of MIA, Sheikh Hosni Azzabi is a legitimate marriage officer.
Part B: Fill the form and submit it to the Imam
Part C: Processing the marriage
- After reading Part A, fill out the form in Part B and send it to the Imam.
- Fees: $ 80.00.
- The Imam performs the marriage at the Masjid.
- Only refreshments are allowed to be served at the Masjid after performing the marriage.
- An Islamic marriage certificate will be issued. The original is to remain with the bride and a copy is to be left in the records of the Manitoba Islamic Association.
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011