And of His signs is that He has created for you, from yourselves, mates, so that you may repose in them. And He has set between you genuine love and mercy. Indeed, in this there are sure signs for those who reflect.
Carefully read and understand all guidelines listed below.
Complete the application form (see below for link).
Once submitted, we will contact you via email to confirm the requested date and time.
The sister’s section is completely separate. Women will only be able to hear the Nikah proceedings but will not be able to see it.
We recommend that the Nikah be booked a minimum of four weeks prior to the planned date.
The Nikah is performed in the men’s prayer hall.
The prospective couple may obtain a marriage license from their county office.
We will keep a copy of the official marriage license for its records.
We require the presence of two Muslim male witnesses for the groom and a guardian (wali) for the bride.
The bride’s father is considered to be a guardian (wali) of the bride by default.
In the absence of the father, our appointed Imaan performing the Nikah will guide the future couple to possible alternatives depending on circumstances.
With consultation and approval of the bride, the groom will offer, in writing, the dowry (mahr) to the bride. The amount of the dowry will be recorded on the marriage certificate.
The details of the Nikah will be recorded on a document which will be signed by the bride, groom, guardian (wali), and the witnesses.
We will produce a marriage certificate, providing a copy to the bride and groom.
We will keep a copy of the marriage certificate for its records.
The official marriage license will be signed by the appointed Imaam performing the Nikah.
We will mail the original license to San Mateo County for the registration of the marriage.
FJIA reserves the right to refuse the performance of a Nikah without reason. However, the possibility of this occurring is very low, especially if the above rules are adhered to and proper protocol is followed.