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Nikkah (Marriage)

Marriage (Nikah) Services

In Islam there are 4 conditions which must be met for a marriage to be considered valid.

  1. Consent– There must be mutual consent between bride and groom and both must explicitly express their interest to marry each other.
  2. Wali– A wali is a male guardian of the bride who looks out for the best interests of her and protects her. The permission of the father, brother, male relative, or other  individual designated as a wali must be obtained.
  3. Witnesses– Two adult witnesses must be present.
  4. Mahr– This word is often translated as “dowry” but is better expressed as a “bridal gift.” The bride has the right to receive a gift from the groom which remains her own property as security in the marriage. The gift is payable directly to the bride and remains her sole property, even in case of later divorce. The mahr can be cash, jewelry, property, or any other valuable asset.

ICTN conducts Nikkah service to the Muslim community. Our Nikah service is there to help those who wish to be in an Islamic lawful and Halal relationship.

Nikah (Islamic lawful Life Sharing Contract)

Nikah is a great blessing and worship. In Sharia law Nikkah viewed as a contract by both parties agree to live as husband and wife in accordance with the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Having a relationship outside the bond of Nikkah is totally prohibited in Islam and is a major sin.

According to Islam, both man and woman have rights over each other when they enter into a contract with the man serving as protector and supporter of the family from his means. Ensure you are ready for your Nikkah and fully aware of the consequences and responsibilities of Nikkah. Thus we encourage you to read up on this topic and make yourself aware of your responsibilities.

Registering your Nikah into Marriage under US law

Conducting a Nikah at ICTN does NOT constitute a Marriage. Thus, it is a requirement for ICTN that you register civil marriage with your local registrar office before the Nikah.

Click here to get the license http://www.nashvilleclerk.com/living/marriage-license/

Mahr (Dowry)

One of the essential elements of a Nikkahis that the man agrees to pay the woman a dowry. The dowry is not a gift, and is a mandatory requirement for all men whereby an amount of money or possessions with monetary value is paid to the woman at the time of Nikkah ceremony or later in the future for her exclusive use.

Important information

  • We only conduct a Nikkah where both partners are physically present.
  • Both partners and all witnesses must be over the age of 18.
  • Nikkah conducted without the blessings of parents are Invalid under Sharia (Islamic) law. So you must permission from your parents. You can bring along few friends and relatives to attend your Nikkah.
  • It is important to note that Islam does not promote or advocate forced relationship.
  • Before the Nikkah a disclaimer will have to be signed. Please note that the Nikkah will not proceed till this disclaimer is signed and witnessed.

First meeting with the Imam

We recommend that Nikkah is booked at least 2 weeks prior to the planned date. For confirmation of Nikkah booking our Imam requires an interview & advice session with atleast one of the couples.

Nikah certificate

Nikah certificate provides written proof of the lawful Islamic Halal Relationship. There will be 3 copies of the contract signed by all parties: 1 given to the man, 1 given to the woman, and 1 kept by the mosque conducting the ceremony.

It is important you retain this certificate, as you may need it in the future (e.g. if you undertake Hajj / Umrah – the certificate can prove a Nikah exists between yourselves especially as surnames are usually different at the time of Nikah).

The names on the photo ID will be the names that will be written on the Nikah certificate. We will not write any other names.


All of the above mentioned, is for your general guidance only. It should not be taken as the law. You should seek independent professional advice as relevant to your circumstances. We only conduct the Nikah, and we do not provide any legally binding advice etc.

Fees Applied: $200.00

Contact Imam at : imam@theictn.org

Islamic Advice

The Center doesn't do legal couciling. However, We do Islamic Family and Youth Advice and is available to those experiencing problems or those wanting advice on issues. Our Advices is more of spritual and Islamic NOT a legal. An appointment will have to be made with the Imam in advance by emailing the address below with breif info about yout issue.

If you want a legal councelling, the center will be more than happy to refer you to one.


Visits & Tours

Throughout the year we receive visitors from various organisations and establishments who travel from all around the world to see the mosque. A great deal of visitors are from faith, inter-faith and educational institutions wishing to further their understanding of Islamic lifestyle and worship. Tourists make up a large part of the international visitors along with foreign students and delegations from Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle-East and Asia. The mosque mostly receives a high number of bookings from groups and individuals from in and around Britain as well as from within its primary region, the West Midlands.

The ICT is open to visitors throughout the year. We receive a large number of visitors from schools, colleges and universities wishing to find out more about the workings of a mosque and the Islamic faith for projects and studies.

We also have a number of faith-based groups, organisational visits and tourists who visit the mosque. Most visits are booked via the main office and in writing. We must have notice of at least two weeks for a visit so that we can make the necessary arrangements. We have three main hosts on hand to cater for groups of different ages. City-visiting tourists may drop in without prior appointment.

A normal visit consists of an observation of prayer, a tour of the mosque building and a Q&A or discussion session. Light refreshments and worksheets are also provided for younger visitors.

To book a visit, please contact the Mosque on: CONTACT US PAGE


Greetings and Welcome…

We welcome and thank you for your interest in visiting the Islamic Center (1442 W 49th Street, Norfolk). The visit to the Center includes:

  1. A tour of the center, with an overview of the role of the center in the life of our community
  2. An introduction to the basic beliefs of Islam and to the demographics of the Muslim community in Hampton Roads.
  3. The visitor(s) may observe the five daily prayers in the prayer hall.
  4. An opportunity for Q&A with the host and other members of the Community.
  5. A variety of pamphlets and brochures on Islam and Muslims

What is a Masjid or Mosque?

Our masjid is a place of prayer, a community center, a library, an educational center, a social and dinning hall, and a place for counsel and devotion.  It’s our special and sacred space.

We ask that the guests in their own way be sensitive to the etiquette of the masjid environment.

What to wear?

Men/women should wear loose fitting clothing – covering the body except hands, face and feet.

Women cover their crowning beauty, the hair.  Women could wear a hat or scarf that covers the hair.

Leave your shoes at the entrance

Remember to leave your shoes at the entrance of the prayer halls. The prayer area is used for prostration.

Visit during the Jumu’ah Prayer

The Jumu’ah or Friday congregational worship service is open to the public.  During the Jumu’ah prayer the Center hosts over 800 men and women from our region.  There is a  sermon followed by the prayer.  The entire services take about 45 minutes.

The prayer starts at 1:00pm all year around and finishes at 1:45pm.

The Jumu’ah prayer is an uninterrupted sermon of two parts with the Imam taking a short break and continuing the second sermon and ending with supplications often in English and Arabic and concluded with two units (rakah) of salah (prayer).

There is no public collection.  On occasion there maybe a public appeal for funds to support the mosque, school, social services or relief work.  You are under no obligation to give.

Please arrive 10 minutes early.  If you are driving, parking is congested so allow enough time to park and walk to the Center from street parking.

If you are a visitor please come to the main office and introduce yourself.  We will find you a host or a hostess to guide you through your visit and explain the worship service.

If you would like to arrange a group visit please email Imam@theictn.org few day in advance.

Thank you for your interest in coming to our Center.



Salahadeen Center Funeral and Cemetery Services

Deceased Representatives must accept and adhere, to burial rules, conditions,                                                

contract agreements, permission of burial and procedures of burial set by:

  • SCN Funeral and Cemetery Services
  • Holly Quran and Sunna of the Prophet (P.b.u.h)
  • Davidson County Zoning office burial regulations

  Requirements are, (but not limited to)

1.The official representative (s) of the deceased must sign and testify that the deceased is a Muslim.

2.Notifying the funeral home and graveyard committee.

3.Following the instructions given by committee members.

4.Sign graveyard contract agreement and permission for burial.

5.Pictures, statues, are not permitted.

6.No grave work is permitted without approval of funeral committee.

7.Headstones are allowed, but no higher than 2 feet above the ground.

8.No casket or any form of boxes shall be used to bury the deceased.

9.The deceased shall be resident of Davidson county or surrounding counties.

10.Any kinds of fences, walls, columns, are not permitted around or on the graves.

11.Violations of any rules may result in disqualification from SCN burial grave yard services and charges to the deceased representatives.

  Estimate Cost

Total cost for each burial is approximately $2,000

 Cost will cover:

1. Hearse, (Janaza Car)  

2. Washing material and Coffin

3. Grave excavation, preparation and maintenance.

  Deceased Representative Requirements:

  • Name of Deceased and Deceased Representative
  • Address and Telephone Number
  • Signature



(615) 333 – 0530

SCN reserves the right to modify any of the requirements mentioned above as deemed proper


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Fajr4:04 4:304:30
Zuhr12:50 1:00
Asr4:40 5:00
Magrib8:08 Sunset
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