Wedding Ceremony – Nikah
World Islamic Mission Canada is pleased to advise that our Imams are registered officials (Clergy) to ceremonize the Muslim wedding (Nikaah) following the Islamic rituals and can perform the registration of the marriage in compliance with the Law of Ontario.
Our Imams can be booked to perform Nikaah by calling the office at 905 257-1342
In Islam, the marriage between a bride and groom is a legal contract, known as Nikaah. The Nikaah ceremony is one part of several steps of a marriage arrangement considered ideal by Islamic tradition. The key steps include:
Mahr. A gift of money or another possession by the groom to the bride is agreed upon before the ceremony. This is a binding gift that legally becomes the bride’s property. The Mahr is often money, but could also be jewelry, furniture or a residential dwelling. The Mahr is usually specified in the marriage contract signed during the marriage process and traditionally is expected to be of sufficient monetary value to allow the wife to live comfortably if the husband should die or divorce her.
The Nikaah ceremony. The wedding ceremony itself is where the marriage contract is made official by the signing of the document, indicating she has accepted it of her own free will. Although the document itself must be agreed upon by the groom, the bride, and the bride’s father or another of her male family members, the bride’s consent is required for the marriage to proceed.
After a short sermon is given by an official with religious qualifications, the couple officially become husband and wife