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P.O. Box 6340

Saginaw, MI-48608-6340

Phone: 989-249-4278

E-mail: info@icsaginaw.org

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E-mail: info@icsaginaw.org  <>  Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6340, Saginaw, MI-48608-6340 Phone: 989-249-4278

There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah,

Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His messenger.

Last updated: 6/25/2016 6:07:58 PM

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Text Box: Board of Trustees:
Abdur Rahim Rashida
Annie Martin
Khalid Malik
Abul Fazal Islam
Waheed Akbar

Shura Council:
Imam:          Robert Shaheed
President:    Sarosh Anwar
Secretary:    John Smith
Treasurer:    M. Yahya Khan
Pioneer rep: James Martin
Women rep: Debra Abdullah
Member:      Naveed Mahfooz
Member:      Sajeda Nusrat

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The Nikah is a sacred and special ceremony that binds a man and a woman together as husband and wife under the eyes of Allah. It is a simple process that involves a contract between the husband and wife. Once agreeing to the contract, both parties must do their utmost to fulfill their duties to each other, to Allah (SWT) and to their kith and kin. The laws in many Muslims countries these days requires the nikah to be conducted by a recognized official, be it an imam. This is to safeguard the legal validity of the marriage and to make sure the proper paperwork is issued.

For Nikah to be valid, there are some conditions that must be fulfilled.

¨ The woman has to agree to the marriage - Some practices call for the woman to be asked if she agrees to marry a certain man. She should say "yes" or keep silent, which implies agreement. A woman cannot be forced to marry anyone.

¨ Guardian - A nikah is not valid without the consent of the male guardian, or wallee. This is usually the woman's father, or it can be male mahram. If no wallee can be found, the imam can act on the woman's behalf.

¨ Two witnesses - Two trustworthy witnesses, generally males, must attest to the nikah. Some Muslim societies require two witnesses each from the groom and bride's sides in addition to  unrelated witnesses, making six in all.

¨ Mahr – the groom’s side must offer a certain amount of mahr, or dowry. This could be in the form of cash, jewelry or other items of value, as long as the bridge agrees. The mahr does not have to be physically handed over to the woman at this stage but a contract of intent must be sealed for the marriage to be valid..

ICS and Islamic Center of Saginaw facilitates the Nikah ceremony and issues the contract of marriage. To schedule Marriage services please call or send us an email at ahhc2575@aol.com. We will contact you once we have received your request.

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