Islam always recommends that all important matters of life be documented whether it be marriage, divorce, inheritance or something else.
If your nikah has already taken place and you require a nikah (Islamic marriage) certificate, then this is possible. The Sharee Council can issue a nikah certificate to substantiate that your marriage took place if it was simply a verbally conducted nikah. Similarly, your nikah document can be attested by the Sharee Council, giving it more credence (and often such a document is required for visa purposes).
Documents issued by an Islamic authority such as a reputable Sharee Council serve as proof and are widely accepted by the Muslim community in the UK. Furthermore, our documents are sought by foreign embassies/consulates in the UK of Muslim countries to verify matters. Often this is for visa purposes.
For the attestation, the nikah document issued by the masjid and/or imam who conducted the nikah is to be submitted. Where this is not possible, testimony will be required from two or more persons who witnessed the nikah ceremony.
A copy of the husband and wife’s IDs is required, and if testimony is needed then a copy of witnesses’ IDs is also required.
The cost of the service is £80 if the original nikah document is available to be attested. If witness testimony is necessary to attest the nikah, then an extra £70 is charged (i.e. a total of £150). However, if the nikah cannot be verified adequately despite attempts then any fee paid will be refunded to you. In such a scenario, appropriate advice will be given to assist you.