Marriage Policy

Marriage is one of the most wonderful journeys an individual can embark on. It is important for this journey, as with all journeys, to be best prepared to ensure a successful voyage. The Islamic Center of Morgantown is here to help equip our new couples for the best possible expedition.

We, in general, will utilize the following procedures:

Marriage Procedure at ICM:

  1. Bring a marriage license from any West Virginia court OR a marriage certificate from any other state.
  2. Make an appointment here with the imam within sixty days from the date the license was issued (no timeline for marriage certificates).
    1. Please note that all marriages require premarital counseling, as mentioned in the registration link:
      1. Pre-marital counseling generally lasts about 1.5 hours and can be conducted in person or over zoom.
  3. On the marriage appointment date make sure to bring 
    1. Yourself and your prospect (fiancé)
    2. Wali (guardian) for the prospective bride
      1. The wali of the bride in most cases must be her father.
      2. In the event that the father is absent or deceased, or for extenuating circumstances, please reach out to the imam for more clarification.
    3. Two witnesses
      1. Must be Muslim males
    4. Court papers (marriage license)
    5. All IDs (both fiancés, 2 witnesses and male wali)
  4. Mahr (marriage dower) must be declared in monetary value to be entered in the marriage certificate.