“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them, and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Ar-Rum, 30:21)
Nikah is an act of worship; an agreement and contract between the husband and wife in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah.
When a Muslim has already decided to marry the person of his or her choice, we arrange to perform the Nikah at ECIC masjid. The process is outlined below:
The couple marrying needs to get a marriage license from any city in the USA.
ECIC needs a copy of the official city license for their records.
We arrange to get Imam to perform nikah within seventy-two (72) hours from the time the copy of the marriage license is submitted to us.
We require the presence of two Muslim witnesses for the groom and a guardian (wali) for the bride.
The ideal guardian for the bride is the father of the bride. In the absence of a father for the bride, the person performing the nikah will guide the marrying couple to arrange possible alternatives depending on their options. If the options meet the Islamic requirements, the nikah will be performed.
The groom with consultation and approval of the bride offers in writing the mahr or sadaq to the bride to be recorded on the certificate of marriage.
The nikah details are recorded in a prescribed form It is signed by the bride, the groom, the guardian, and the witnesses. A copy of that certificate is provided to the bride and groom. ECIC keeps the copy for their records.
The official city marriage license is then signed by the person performing the nikah. ECIC representative will take the original license and mail it to the city for registration of the marriage.
East Cobb Islamic Center is a Muslim place of worship conforming to the ahl al-sunnah wa al-jamah. We do not subscribe to any one particular madhab, but defers to the Imam of the masjid in matters of worship. Here, you will find yourself welcomed regardless of your inclination.
Location and Address
East Cobb Islamic Center
1111 Braswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062