Nikah Service

What is a Nikah?
The Nikah is the equivalent to marriage in english. It is a sacred and solemn social contract made between bride and groom.

What is required to be Islamically married?
A Nikah must be performed between the bride and groom in order to be Islamically married.

Who performs the Nikah?
The Nikah is performed by Imam Muhammed B. Sönmez or another Imam of the parties choosing (subject to approval by Sunnyside Mosque).

Does my Nikah mean I am legally married?
No. The Nikah ceremony means you are Islamically married. You are not legally married until you obtain a marriage license from your local government, or go through the dedicated processes your local government has in place to legally marry its residents.

How do I book our services?
Please fill out the forms below.

As the bride, do I need a Wali (guardian)?
Yes. We suggest that both the father or brother of the groom and bride be present.

Do I need a marriage license prior to the Nikah?
Yes. You must bring a marriage license from your local town clerk otherwise the Nikah will not be conducted.

Requirements for Nikah

  1. Mutual agreement to marry between the bride and groom (Ijab-wa-Qubul).
  2. Two sane adult male witnesses.
  3. Dowry (mahr) to be paid by the groom to the bride.
  4. Guardian (wali) for the bride.
  5. Written marriage contract (Aqd-Nikah or Nikah nama) signed by the bride and groom, and the two witnesses.
  6. Marriage sermon (khutbah).