Marriage

Marriage

Both Imams of Gungahlin Masjid (administered by CMC Inc.) are registered marriage celebrants and are authorised to solemnise marriages according to the provisions of the Marriage Act 1961 anywhere in Australia.

The CMC provides marriage ceremony services for Muslims according to the Islamic practice of marriage which is complaint with the Australian legal requirements for marriage. The CMC will not perform an Islamic marriage if the couple do not wish to register the marriage within Australia.

When a couple have made the intention to marry, they can arrange to have their marriage ceremony performed in the Gunaghlin Masjid, or at a location of their choice in consultation with either of the Imams.

Marriage Celebrant

Both are members of Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) and Registered Marriage Celebrants


Imam Moaaz

Imam Hamza

 

Name Mobile Email
Imam Moaaz Alhawari
Imam, Gungahlin Masjid
0412 945 351 moaazh1981@gmail.com
Imam Hamza Abujarbou
Assistant Imam, Gungahlin Masjid
0424 440 562 hamzaabujarbou@gmail.com

If you are intending to get married and are in search of a life partner, perhaps the two Imams of Gungahlin Masjid can help in finding a suitable partner for you. Please provide your details privately by email. Your privacy and confidentiality will InShaAllah be maintained.


Please note: Due to the official formalities, contacts with either of the Imams must be made at least five weeks prior to the proposed marriage date.

Register here by filling the FORM 


What does the procedure entail?

  • You will require the presence of two Muslim witnesses for the groom and a guardian for the bride. The ideal guardian for the bride is the father of the bride.
  • The groom and his family, with consultation and approval of the bride and her family, will offer in writing the dowry as recorded on the certificate of marriage.
  • The marriage details are recorded in a prescribed form and signed by the bride, the groom, the guardian and witnesses. A copy of the certificate is provided to the bride and groom with an official marriage license.
  • The Gungahlin Masjid Imam(s) will keep a copy of the marriage license as a record. The official license is then signed by the celebrant presiding over the marriage and mailed to the state and/or territory authorities as appropriate..

Your guide to the official requirements?

You can take the below points as a general guide as to the official marriage requirements:

Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)

Once you decide to marry, you are required to give a marriage celebrant at least one month (not more than 18 months’ notice) of an intended date of marriage.

You may need to complete a NOIM form which is available online (click here to download).

Marriageable Age

From 1 August 1991, the marriageable age is 18 years. If a person, not yet 18, wishes to marry prior to their 18th birthday, only a court empowered to give a ‘Section 12’ order can give authority for this marriage to be solemnised.

A NOIM may be lodged prior to the 18th birthday, as long as the marriage occurs after the birthday.

Evidence of Age

Both the bride and groom are required to provide the marriage celebrant with proof of age.

If born in Australia, a full Australian Birth Certificate must be provided.

If born overseas, a foreign birth certificate or a valid overseas passport will be accepted. If these are in another language, they must be officially translated into English.

Previous Marriages

If either party has been previously married, you must provide the marriage celebrant with evidence of the termination with either a Divorce Certificate (if divorced) or a full Death Certificate (if widowed). Certificates in a foreign language must be translated into English by an authorised interpreter/translator service.

Photocopies are not accepted.

Identification

Please provide at least three (3) forms of identification, one of each from Categories 1, 2 and 3. If you are unable to provide identification from Categories 1 and 2, you must still provide at least three (3) forms of identification. At least two (2) of these must be from Category 3.

All documents, except foreign passports, must be current.

Photocopies must be certified as true copies of the original by a qualified witness, for example; a Justice of the Peace.

Category 1

If born in Australia:

  • An Australian Birth Certificate

Record of immigration status:

  • Citizenship Certificate
  • New Zealand Citizenship Certificate together with passport
  • New Zealand Birth Certificate

Category 2

  • Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Australian Passport
  • Firearms Licence
  • Foreign Passport

Category 3             

  • Medicare Card
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs Card
  • Security Guard/Crowd Control Licence
  • Tertiary Education Institution ID Card

Category 4

  • Recent utility account with current residential address


Contact

140 The Valley Avenue, Gungahlin, Australian Capital Territory 2912

Email: info@gungahlinmosque.org.au

Phone: +61 417 245 989

What's on The Masjid

  • Aqeeda first if only people know! - Every monday between maghrib and Isah lectured by Imam Moaaz Abu Saad.
  • Girls youth gathering - every wednesday after maghrib - precious mulimah sisters.
  • Pillars of islam - Every Wednesday afer Isha - Lectured Br Imtaiz.
  • Quran recitaion class - Every Thursday between Maghrib and Isha - Br Hatem Saad.
  • High school boys youth gathering - Every friday between maghrib and Isha. 

CMC Committees

Executive Committee

Construction Sub-Committee

IT Sub-Committee

Mosque Operations Security and Event Management

Sisters Sub-Committee

Volunteers needed! Parking management (e.g. during busy times, events) If you are interested contact EC.

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