Nikah (Marriages)

The ICBG provides services for getting married (nikah).

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.

2. Wali:

  • 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, or one man and two women, or four women.
  • 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 couple should agree on method of payment of the mahr.

Part B: Processing the marriage

  • Set an appointment with the Imam; you can call (270) 846-0806 or e-mail: islamiccenterbgky@gmail.com
  • Obtain a marriage license from vital statistics Bowling Green Ky.
  • The Imam performs the marriage at the Masjid.
  • Only refreshments are allowed to be served at the Masjid after performing the marriage.
  • If you are not a member than you have to be, otherwise Imam can’t provide service for you.
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