Jamiatul Ulama now offering Nikah certificates with security features

By Al Qalam Reporter

The Jamiat-Ul-Ulama South Africa has started the issuance of a Nikah certificate for married couples, which will be suitable for relevant official documentary submissions requested.

The certificate will serve as a testimonial wherever applicable, when couples, jointly or severally, have to show proof of their subsisting matrimony.

In a statement, a spokesman said: “While the traditional format of the Nikah certificate would be accepted for use under certain circumstances, there have always been concerns that its handling was not in line with the required reverence of the sacred portions of the Noble Qur’an, forming part of the Nikah khutbah on it.”

The newly-designed Nikah certificate is easy to read and has some security features against tamper and fraud.

In order to be issued with the marriage certificate, couples will make applications to the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa’s Social Department by submitting necessary documentation, relevant details and a nominal processing fee.

It is envisaged that the Social Department will in due course, extend its offering of the issuance of the Nikah certificate to divorce certificates, confirming the end of matrimony, under valid Shari’ah stipulations and conditions.

The Social Department offers matrimonial services such as counselling of married couples and mediation in marital disputes, wherever possible.

Divorce settlements are also facilitated whenever a marital relationship has irretrievably broken down, helping parties to reach agreements on crucial matters such as custody of, and access to children as well as maintenance.

For more information, contact JUSA’s Social Department on: 011 373 8000 or via email: matrimonials@jamiatsa.org

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