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The Nabi Akram Islamic Centre is proud to announce it now offers Marriage Services to the Community.
The Religious Director of NAIC is a Registered Commonwealth Celebrant authorized to conduct official marriage ceremonies.
﴿وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ﴾(الروم:21)
“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.” [Quran, 30:21]
The noble religion of Islam encourages marriage and the forming of a family. Marriage is a provision by Almighty God to unite a man and a woman for purposes of procreation and satisfaction of our innate desires.
The following is some brief information about some of the conditions of marriage and the legal procedure for Marriage Application.
We do highly recommend any applicant make arrangements to meet with an authorized Islamic Counselor for pre-nuptial counselling.
Note: It is a legal requirement that you Must submit the NOIM at least 31 days prior to intended day of Marriage.
To get married in Australia, you must:
Marriage (nikah) is a sacred religious and social contract between two willing individuals. It is a strong covenant, as has been expressed in the holy Quran [Surah al-Nisa`, 21]. It makes permissible what would be prohibited in other circumstances and maintains the nobility of descendents.
Both Parties mutually agree and enter into this contract. Both the bride and the groom have the liberty to define various terms and conditions of their liking and make them a part of this contract, binding the other to observe the agreed upon stipulated in the contract.
Marriage in Australia can take place between a man and a woman, who are each at least eighteen years of age. Under certain circumstances a person may marry if they are under 18.
A divorced person is not allowed to re-marry, unless his or her divorce from the previous marriage has been finalised. To do so would be bigamy. The second marriage would be void and penalties may be incurred.
A notification of the couple’s intention to marry must be provided to the Celebrant who will solemnise the marriage. This notice is given by lodging a form called the Notice of Intended Marriage with the celebrant.
Prior to a marriage taking place a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) must be given by the couple and received by the authorised celebrant solemnizing the marriage. That notice must be given not earlier than 18 months before the date of the marriage and not later than one month before the date of the marriage. In other words, the authorised celebrant must receive the NOIM at least one month, and no more than 18 months, before the wedding date (eg. for a marriage to be conducted on 18 August, the latest the Celebrant may receive the Notice is 17 July).
Information relating to the personal particulars of each party to the marriage, (plus information about their parents if available) is required on the Notice of Intended Marriage. This information is usually found on a Birth Certificate.
The celebrant is required to sight the Birth Certificate, *Divorce document/*Death Certificate [ if applicable] for both parties to the intended marriage. These details are required for the completion of the Notice of Intended Marriage form prior to the marriage.
You may download a copy of the Notice of Intended Marriage [PDF format]:
After completing all documents the newlyweds will receive an official Marriage Certificate as a record of the marriage.
There is a fee that must be paid with the lodging of the NOIM form, that is non-refundable.