Nikah Services


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.


(Qur’an, 30:21)


  1. Carefully read and understand all guidelines listed below.
  2. Complete the application form (see below for link).
  3. Once submitted, we will contact you via email to confirm the requested date and time.
  4. Pay the $500 service fee.
  5. Obtain a marriage license from the San Mateo Clerk-Recorder within 60 days of the Nikah date.
  6. Bring the following documents on the day of the nikah:
  7. Marriage license from the County Clerk’s office
  8. Valid photo IDs of both bride and groom
  9. We will fill out the marriage license and return it to the County Clerk via mail.
  10. We will provide a Certificate of Islamic Marriage for the bride and groom.
  • Note 1: We will provide our Imaam to perform the Nikah.
  • Note 2 : Upon receipt of the completed marriage license by the Count Clerk’s office, they will retain the official marriage certificate for their records.
    • If you would like a copy of your marriage certificate, you must contact the County Clerk directly and request one. (This request form is usually provided along with the marriage license).


  • 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.