Family life is a building block of a successful society, and marriage is an occasion of great joy. We can perform religious marriages, which are recognised by the law.
A marriage ceremony (Nikah) at Glasgow Central Mosque must also be a religious marriage (i.e. the legal equivalent of a civil marriage conducted by a registrar). Our imams are authorised to solemnise religious marriages, therefore it is not necessary to have a separate civil marriage. If the civil marriage has already taken place, please bring the marriage certificate on the day.
Step 1 – Marriage Ceremony Form
Complete the Marriage Ceremony Form which can be obtained from our office or downloaded. There is no fee to pay. You must provide the following information:
- Date (this must be more than 28 days in the future – see Step 2).
You will be provided with the name of the imam who will perform the marriage ceremony.
Step 2 – Marriage Notice Application Form
At least 28 days (or 12 weeks if you have been married previously) before the marriage ceremony, both you and your fiancé(e) must independently submit a Marriage Notice Application Form in person or by post to the registration office.
The following resources provide further information:
Each Marriage Notice Application Form must be accompanied by the following documentation:
- Birth certificate.
- If you have been married before:
- Evidence of divorce, dissolution or annulment of the previous marriage.
- Death certificate for your former spouse.
- If you are domiciled abroad, a certificate of no impediment stating that you are free to marry. Contact your country’s embassy/consulate for advice.
If any of these documents are in a language other than English, a certified translator can provide you with a translation into English.
You will have to specify the marriage ceremony date, mosque address and imam name (see Step 1). Once you submit the Marriage Notice Application Form, details of the marriage will be displayed at the registration office for fourteen clear days before the marriage ceremony. The registration office will give you a date on which to collect the Marriage Schedule, which must be collected by either you or your fiancé(e) in person.
Step 3 – Marriage Ceremony
You must give the imam the Marriage Schedule and after the ceremony, two witnesses must sign it.
Step 4 – Return Marriage Schedule
The signed Marriage Schedule must be returned to the registration office within three working days after the marriage ceremony so that the marriage can be registered. The marriage certificate will be posted to you.