Divorce

Our policy at IMAN is to ensure all necessary steps have been taken to annul your marriage in the eyes of law before providing a couple with an Islamic divorce certificate.  For this we require appropriate supporting documentation.

To dissolve your marriage according to local and Islamic laws, you need to:

1. Consult a lawyer or follow “DO IT YOURSELF” MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION GUIDELINES

2. Get a Talaq pronounced to dissolve the marriage Islamically.

We at IMAN can help you with step #2 above provided step #1 above has been completed first.

To dissolve the marriage Islamically, we follow the following procedure:

1. Meeting to review the situation for Talaq and to determine the next steps.  The meeting can be scheduled with IMAN personnel on either Thursday or Friday evenings between 8:30 – 9:30 PM or on Sunday afternoons between 2:30 – 3:30 PM. To schedule this meeting, please e-mail imanmatrimonial@yahoogroups.com (preferred) or leave us a voicemail at (206) 202-4626. For urgent requests you can meet someone at the IMAN Center during Dhuhr or Isha prayer times.

2. If the marriage is not reconcilable, and after the marriage has been annulled according to the local laws (see discussion above), a second meeting is scheduled to pronounce the Islamic Talaq and dissolve the marriage Islamically.  To prepare for this meeting, the couple seeking Islamic Talaq needs to:

3. Described below is what happens and what is required at the proceeding to pronounce the Islamic Talaq.

  • The couple seeking divorce needs to present two valid photo ids (e.g., driving license, passport or equivalents).
  • The couple seeking divorce needs to present a copy of the original divorce decree issued by local governmental authorities that clearly documents the annulment of the marriage according to the local laws.
  • Two independent witnesses at the pronouncement of the Islamic Talaq also need to present two valid photo ids (e.g., driving license, passport or equivalents).
  • The couple seeking divorce needs to confirm in presence of the two witnesses that the parties have fulfilled all obligations set by the Islamic marriage contract between them.
  • Husband or his attorney pronounces in Arabic the appropriate prescribed formula for annulment of the Islamic marriage
  • Signing of the Islamic Talaq certificate by the couple, witnesses and the person who officiates the pronouncement of the Islamic Talaq.
  • A certificate documenting the Islamic Talaq is provided to each of the person formerly married.

 

Fees: $250 Payable to IMAN

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