Marriage/Nikah Services

The Islamic Society of Cumberland provides Nikah (marriage) services.

Before you contact the Masjid or Imam for marriage/nikah, please follow the procedures below.

  1. Marriage License Document.   A marriage license must be obtained from any City Hall in Ontario PRIOR to the date of the Nikah. Go to your nearest city hall. (Both you and your wife/husband to be). Ask for a marriage license. (You will have to provide necessary identification and pay a fee for the   application).  Please note the Imam will not perform any Nikah without a valid marriage license which must be present at the time of the Nikah ceremony .
  2. Guardian (Wali) for the bride .  The Bride must be represented by her Wali which is a male relative.  Examples of a Wali include father, brother, son, paternal uncle, grandfather, etc.  The following people cannot be a Wali:  maternal uncle, other women even if relatives, friends, etc.
  3. Two adult (baligh) male Muslim witnesses .
  4. Dowry (Mahr).  The dowry should be discussed and agreed upon by both parties before the Nikah ceremony to avoid dispute and  misunderstandings.

Once you obtain the marriage license, and fulfill the above mentioned requirements contact the Masjid or Imam to arrange an appointment for the Nikah.

PLEASE NOTE:   

IF A MARRIAGE LICENSE HAS NOT BEEN OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE NIKKAH, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE MASJID OR THE IMAM AS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PERFORM THE NIKKAH.

For more information on how to obtain a marriage license please visit:

http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/permits/marriage/index_en.html