Marriage Services

North London Mosque Trust- Masjid-e-Quba (NLMT) are committed to providing Marriage Services for the Local Muslim Community Residing in London Borough of Hackney.

NLMT have been providing Combined Nikah and Civil Marriage Registration Services over the last 40 years.

Over the last few years there has been increase demand from Members of the Trust to provide Nikah Only Service.

Muslim Residents of London borough of Hackney have the following marriage services to choose from.

  1. Nikah Only Service.
  2. Civil Marriage Registration Service.
  3. Combined (Nikah and Civil Marriage Registration Service).
  1. Nikah Only Service

The Nikah Only Service performed at NLMT is an Islamic Marriage Contract according to Islamic (Shariah) Law.

You must be a resident of London Borough of Hackney or have an association to the Masjid in order to qualify for this service. However, where one partner resides in Hackney, but the other partner resides in another borough, then this application will also be considered.

A Nikah is performed with a proposal (Ejaab) by the male or female and acceptance (Qubool) by the male or female prior to the Nikah and in the presence of two male Muslim witnesses.

The Nikah ceremony will be performed by the appointed Imams of the Masjid.

If you would like your Nikah to be conducted at NLMT and would like to obtain a hard copy of the forms or have any queries regarding the Nikah Only Service, please contact Fakir Tai (NLMT Nikah Coordinator) on 07889891835 or in person in the Masjid. You may send your request also.

You must submit Nikah Form 1 and Nikah Form 2 including documents mentioned below at least 2 weeks before the Nikah Ceremony is to take place.

Nikah Form 1

Nikah Form 2

Please note details provided on Nikah Form 1 and Nikah Form 2 will be transferred on to the Nikah Certificate.

Documents Required for Islamic Marriage (Nikah) Booking:

  1. Nikah Form 1 and Nikah Form 2
  2. Valid British Passport/ Indefinite Leave to Remain Permit.
  3. Proof of residential address, documents must be issued within the last 3 months. We will only accept the following documents. Please provide one of the following documents:
  4. Bank Statements
  5. Utility Bill (Mobile bill will not be accepted).
  6. Council Tax statement.
  7. Letter from Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement.

Please note you will be required to submit the documents in person at NLMT Masjid Office. We will NOT accept documents via email or post.


Fees for Nikah Only Service will need to be paid in cash when submitting the documents. Fees for Nikah Only Service is £65.00.

Confirmation of Booking

Once we receive the documents our Nikah Coordinator will review the documents and check availability of the date and time requested and contact you confirming the Nikah date and time. If the date and time requested is not available, you will be given an alternative date and time.

What is the Structure of the day?

All attendees are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the Nikah ceremony.

The Nikah ceremony usually takes between 30-40 minutes.

The ceremonies are usually conducted in English or Urdu.

Once the ceremony has concluded, the Nikah Certificate will be signed by the Groom, Imam & witnesses.

Dress Code on the Day?

Everyone attending the ceremony are kindly requested to observe the Islamic dress code in line with the Islamic values inside the mosque building.

Photography and Video?

Taking photos & videos in the Masjid is strictly prohibited.

Issued By: NLMT Management Committee

  • Civil Marriage Registration

Procedure to perform Marriage Registration at Masjid Quba

The Civil Marriage Registration Service provided at this Masjid complements the services provided at Local Register Office in Hackney Council. This service is primarily aimed for those residents who lives in the London Borough of Hackney. However, where one partner resides in Hackney, but the other partner resides in another borough, then this application will also be considered.

In recent years, many families that formed part of the original community have moved out of Hackney into other boroughs/areas for various reasons.   Alhamdulillah, despite this move, many families still remain fully attached to the local community and North London Mosque Trust/Masjid-e-Quba.  As this trend is likely to continue in the future years ahead; Insha’Allah, their request for Civil Marriage Registration Service & Nikah will be considered.

We strongly advise that you contact one of the Authorised Persons and hold preliminary discussions. This would allow you to become better conversant with the process and how you might want to take it forward. 

Those applicants who wish to perform the Civil Marriage Registration should contact one of the NLMT appointed Authorised Persons as follows:

Nasser Patel

Phone: 07487519911

Yasin Balesaria

Phone: 07768090368

Ahmed Dana

Phone: 07932878545

They can also be contacted via Email:

The Marriage Registration ceremonies can take place only by Authorised Persons and in the Authorised Building. The above individuals have been appointed by the Home Office to conduct the Civil Marriage Registration at this Masjid.  Once you contact them, they will discuss the matter with you, explain the procedure that needs to be followed, and agree a date for the Marriage Registration to take place at the Masjid.

If they are unable to answer your call, please leave a brief message (text or WhatsApp) detailing your full name, purpose, contact details and address. Insha’Allah, they will call you back as soon as they can.  Alternatively, you can email them at the above contact point.

The Civil Partnerships Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 received Royal Assent and came into force on 4 May 2021. The Act introduces a new Schedule System, which also means moving from a paper based system to registration in an electronic register known as RON (Registration on Line). From 4 May 2021, the Local Register Office (LRO) have sole responsibility for registering all marriages, both civil and religious on RON. 

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 raises the minimum age of marriage and civil partnership to 18, and the new law comes into force on 27 February 2023. From this date both parties must be aged 18 or over to marry or enter into a civil partnership.

From 27 February 2023, where a person gives notice to a register office of their intention to marry or form a civil partnership, registrars will not allow the notice to be proceed unless that person will be 18 on or before the end of the 28-day waiting (public notice) period. This is the earliest date that a schedule can usually be issued for a marriage or civil partnership to proceed.

Where a schedule has already been issued and either of the parties is under 18 you can use the schedule if the marriage/civil partnership takes place before 27 February 2023, after that date the schedule cannot be used until they are both reach 18. If the schedule has expired before they are 18 it will be invalid and fresh notices will be required.

The Notice of Intention Period given to the local authority is 28 days. However, where one or both parties is non-UK national with limited or no immigration status, the Home Office may extend the notice period to 70 days. For further details, please contact the Local Registrar Office or Home office. 

The Marriage Registration performed at the Masjid premises is a combination of civil and religious. In this Masjid, the religious formality includes Recitation of the Qur’an and Nikah sermon and dua. The civil formality includes Words of Declaration, a Contract and signing on the Marriage Schedule. The fees for Civil Marriage Registration is £75.00.

If your Marriage Registration was performed previously in our Masjid and you require copies of your Marriage Certificates, please contact Hackney Register Office. This is because we are no longer able to issue Marriage Certificates as this function now belongs solely to them and the General Register Office.

Please note: –

As the Marriage Registration service available at this Masjid is basic therefore photos & videos are strictly prohibited.

Issued By: NLMT Authorised Persons

  • Combined Service (Nikah and Civil Marriage Registration)

The combined service consists of Nikah and Civil Marriage Registration taking place on the same day

In the first instance, the Imam of the Masjid will conduct the Nikah Ceremony. Immediately thereafter, it will be followed up with the Civil Marriage Registration, performed by one of the Authorised Persons.

Please see the section on this website that sets out the process and requirements for conducting Civil Marriage Registration.

Those applicants interested in the Combined Service should contact one of the NLMT appointed Authorised Persons as follows who will also forward you the application form for performing the Nikah.

Nasser Patel

Phone: 07487519911

Yasin Balesaria

Phone: 07768090368

Ahmed Dana

Phone: 07932878545

They can also be contacted via Email:


Fees for the combined service is £140.00

Please note: –

Photos & videos are strictly prohibited.

The Combined Service will be completed by 13:00pm on the same day.

The Civil Marriage Registrars of the Masjid recommend you read the Civil Marriage Registration section prior to contacting the Civil Marriage Registrars.

Issued By: NLMT Authorised Persons

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