Nikah


We recommend that Nikah is booked at least 3 weeks prior to the planned date.

To book Nikah please contact : Imam Abdul Sattar: 020 8903 9651  /  WCM  Office: 020 8900 9673

Please download and complete the Nikah Form prior to calling to ensure your booking can take place.

How to fill out the Nikah form

  • The bride or groom must reside in London.
  • If you reside outside London area please contact your local Masjid to arrange Nikah. WCM primarily provides Nikah services for the local Muslim community.
  • The Nikah Organisers reserve the right to refuse Nikah without reason on behalf of WCM.  Ensure you follow procedures carefully and provide accurate information
  • This pious act must be with the approval of parents and/or next of kin.

Full details of the fees are set out below on the Nikah Booking form. These can be paid on the day of the Nikah by agreement with the Imam. A full receipt will be provided for all payments made. The receipt is to be provided by the person authorised by the WCM to accept payment (either the Imam or a Trustee).

First meeting with the Imam. Whilst not compulsory, we encourage that the parties to the marriage and/or members of the respective families meet with the appointed Imam, at a mutually agreed time prior to the day of the ceremony. The purpose of this meeting is for a general discussion with the Imam, which may include the Islamic obligations pertinent to marriage and the couple’s personal circumstances. All such discussion will be carried out in confidentiality with the Imam.

Documents required. Please see the documents listed on the Booking form. We advise these are to be brought on the first meeting, or otherwise on the agreed date of the Nikah ceremony.

Upon request and subject to his availability, the Imam of the mosque can also perform Nikah ceremonies at an alternative venue (i.e. avoiding the congregational prayer times). Additional charges for his time / travel are detailed on the application form.

Note : WCM is not registered to solemnise marriages in accordance with English law.

A Nikah which is performed in the UK is not considered a valid marriage under English law and as such provides no enforceable legal marital rights.

This is important to note particularly in instances of marriage breakdown or death. For this reason, we encourage all our community to ensure a civil marriage is conducted in a register office in accordance with English law and that this is carried out immediately before or after the Nikah ceremony to preserve the enforceable rights of both parties.

It is for this reason that the WCM has adopted a policy of only releasing the Nikah certificate once a civil registry marriage has taken place and the certificate (+ 1 copy) are provided.

WCM will NOT conduct a Nikah which breaches the general requirements of marriage in English law:

Under English Law you can get married in the UK if you are:

  • 16 or over (You need permission from your parents or guardians if you’re under 18)
  • free to marry (single, divorced or widowed)
  • not closely related