Marriage

The Islamic Centre is honoured to be amongst a small number of places of worship in Hertfordshire to conduct marriages that are legally recognised in the UK. The appointed Authorised Person can conduct the civil ceremony and provide a marriage certificate.  A Nikaah (Islamic ceremony) only, can also be arranged.

If you require further information about the marriage service please contact the Islamic Centre and ask for the Authorised Person. There is a minimum charge of £50 for this service and £20 for nikaah

 

 

Marriage Registration Procedure

 1. For civil ceremonies, the couple wishing to marry must both contact their local Marriage Registrar office and set a date for an appointment to give notice of their marriage which is also called “Intention of Marriage”.

2. Once they have obtained a date for their appointment, they need to contact the mosque to book a date for their marriage ceremony, allowing a notice period of at least a month commencing the appointment date. They each MUST bring at least one form of photo ID (Passport /immigration document confirming residence status) with them.

3. A provisional date will be set for the couple. They will be provided with a provisional date.

4. The couple will be asked to the Register Office after 29 days to collect “CERTIFICATE FOR MARRIAGE”, usually known as the blue forms, from the registrar office.

5. The certificate, which is a legal document, must be brought to the Mosque and handed over to the authorized person at least 2 days before the date of marriage.

6. On the day of marriage, an Imam from the mosque and an appointed Authorised Person will be present to conduct the ceremony. There is a fee for the final certificates of £50.00 payable to the St. Albans Islamic Centre which must be paid before or on the day of marriage.

General Information:

  • · The mosque does not and will not participate in any culturally defected marriages or sacrilegious practices relating to the sanctity of marriage.
  • We don’t allow any external Imam for Nikkah, and will only be performed by our employed Imam.
  • Couples wishing to get married must try their very best to ensure that they have fulfilled all Islamic requirements before, during and after the marriage. This will ensure that an Islamic marriage is valid. A marriage is a bond of love and faith where commitment and future must be considered wisely. Couples who have doubt or uncertainty should consult our scholars.
  • Marriages conducted by the Islamic Centre can be both registered Civil Ceremonies and Islamic Nikahs and therefore will be kept on file at the Public Records Office.