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Marriage Advice and Services
Nikaah (marriage) is a sacred social contract between bride and groom and is strongly encouraged in Islam. It is declared to be one half of a Muslim’s faith. In another narration the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has been reported to have said,
‘Do not delay in three things; 1) The offering of the obligatory prayer. 2) The offering of the funeral prayer when the deceased’s body is present . 3) The marriage of a woman when her suitable match is found’
There are a number of things to be taken into consideration before one can arrange a Nikah such as:
1. Mutual consent from both the bride and groom for the Nikah (marriage)
2. Two adult witnesses who will be present at the Nikah
3. Mahr - The marriage-gift (Mahr) is a divine injunction. The giving of mahr to the bride by the groom is an essential part of the contract and may be paid in cash, property or movable objects to the bride herself. The amount of mahr is not legally specified, however, moderation according to the existing social norm is recommended. The mahr may be paid immediately to the bride at the time of marriage, or deferred to a later date, or a combination of both. The deferred mahr however, falls due in case of death or divorce.
Both, Balham and Tooting Islamic Centre offer provisions for official Nikah ceremonies along with Nikah certificates for those who wish to get married under Islamic law.
Balham Mosque and Tooting Islamic Centre will be holding quarterly marriage introduction events. The events will provide single Muslims with a chance to meet prospective partners in an Islamic environment.
Marriage counselling is available to those experiencing problems or those wanting advice on marriage. An appointment will have to be made with the Imam in advance by emailing the address below.
For more information on any of the above or to register interest please email@example.com