Nikah Services

Nikah Services through an Ontario Licensed Marriage Officer

Islamic Foundation of Toronto offers the service of performing marriages (Nikah) by an Imam who is a licensed marriage officer. A licensed marriage officer is required in order to complete the necessary paperwork to register the marriage in the Province of Ontario.

Please contact the imam’s secretary for nikah bookings and enquirers:

 

Nikah Services

Nikah Services through an Ontario Licensed Marriage Officer

Islamic Foundation of Toronto offers the service of performing marriages (Nikah) by an Imam who is a licensed marriage officer. A licensed marriage officer is required in order to complete the necessary paperwork to register the marriage in the Province of Ontario.

The requirements to have a Nikah done through the Masjid are as follows:

  • Marriage License Document. A marriage license must be obtained from any City Hall in Ontario PRIOR to the date of the Nikkah. For the City of Mississauga, please call 905-615-3200 and ask for the marriage licensing office. Either or groom or bride may apply as long as the necessary documents are presented to the office. The office will inform you as to which documents are required. Please note that Islamic Foundation does not know what documents are required and cannot obtain the marriage license. Only the groom or bride may obtain the license. Please note the Imam will not perform any Nikkah without a valid marriage license which must be present at the time and place of the Nikkah ceremony. The Imam will fill and sign the remaining portion of the license, give you a temporary license, and will send the paperwork to the Office of the Registrar General for you.

  • Witnesses. Two male Muslim witnesses that are baligh (i.e. reached adulthood) are required. These witnesses can be anyone as long as they fulfill the foregoing requirements. There is no requirement to have on witness from the bride’s side and one from the groom’s side. Nor is it required to have two from each side. Nor do the witnesses have to be relatives. There is nothing wrong if they happen to be relatives.

  • Mahr (dowry). The dowry should be discussed and agreed upon before the Nikkah ceremony to avoid debate and save time.

  • Islamic Etiquette. The Nikah will only be performed if proper Islamic Adaab/Etiquettes are followed (e.g. proper Islamic dress code, no free mixing, etc.).

  • Location. The Imam will only perform the Nikah in the Masjid (on rare occasions the location may be elsewhere).

If you meet the above requirements and would like to schedule the Imam for a Nikkah, please contact the office at 416-321-0909.

MARRIAGE LICENSE MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE THE NIKAH, OTHERWISE THE NIKAH CANNOT BE PERFORMED. PLEASE CONTACT US AFTER YOU HAVE OBTAINED THE MARRIAGE LICENSE.

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