Marriage

Marriage

Date : May 29, 2017

Availability
By appointment only.

The Ottawa Muslim Association provides civil marriage and religious marriage (Nikah) 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 the 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 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 consider giving $300 as donation for the mosque.

The Imam would be happy to give the couple a session (or multiple sessions) on their rights and responsibilities of marriage in Islam. This can be done before marriage or even after. 

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

https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/laws-licences-and-permits/marriages-deaths-and-oaths

Contact: oma@ottawamosque.ca

Call: 613 722 8763