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Nikkah (Marriage)

ICTN conducts Nikkah service at the center (unless otherwise agreed) 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: $300.00 

Contact Imam at : imam@theictn.org

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