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As we commemorate Eid al-Fitr in the year 1445 of the Islamic calendar, let us embrace the timeless teachings of faith, gratitude, and unity that define this sacred festival. May Eid al-Fitr serve as a source of inspiration for Muslims worldwide to strive for spiritual growth, cultivate gratitude, and extend compassion to all members of the human family. In the spirit of Eid al-Fitr, let us reaffirm our commitment to building a more compassionate, inclusive, and harmonious world for generations to come. Eid Mubarak!

This marks the beginning of the month of Dhul Hijjah, the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Dhul Hijjah is a sacred month for Muslims, as it contains the days of Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and the days of 'Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice.

Salam Brothers, Afgan sisters and brothers are organizing this event with help from Christian friends who helped them to settle in Eugene. They celebrate world refugee day and this year they embrace Afgan culture with showcasing their food, music and their journey to the US. Please make sure to sign up if you are planning to experience and celebrate Afgan culture. Thank you

Marriage Services

We Value the significance of marriage and the importance of fostering strong and healthy relationships within the Muslim community. Our marriage services are designed to provide support, guidance, and resources to individuals seeking to enter into the sacred bond of matrimony.

We offer a range of services to assist couples throughout their marriage journey, including:

Pre-Marital Counseling: Our experienced counselors provide pre-marital counseling sessions to help couples navigate the various aspects of married life. These sessions cover topics such as communication, conflict resolution, Islamic marital rights and responsibilities, financial management, and building a strong foundation for a successful marriage.

Marriage Workshops and Seminars: We organize workshops and seminars that focus on enhancing marital relationships and addressing common challenges faced by couples. These events feature expert speakers and provide practical advice, tools, and strategies to help couples strengthen their bond and maintain a healthy and fulfilling marriage.

Marriage Matchmaking Services: We offer assistance in facilitating introductions and connections between individuals seeking marriage within the Muslim community. Our dedicated team works to understand the preferences, values, and compatibility of individuals to help them find suitable partners.

Marriage Ceremony: The Eugene Islamic Center provides a beautiful and serene venue for conducting Islamic marriage ceremonies. Our facility can accommodate traditional Islamic wedding rituals and can be customized to meet the specific needs and preferences of the couple.

Marriage Resources: We provide a wealth of resources, including books, articles, and online materials, to support couples in their marital journey. These resources cover various aspects of married life, including maintaining strong communication, resolving conflicts, nurturing love and intimacy, and incorporating Islamic principles into daily life.

Marriage Requirements

In Eugene, Oregon, the Islamic marriage process generally follows the guidelines and requirements outlined by Islamic principles. Here is an overview of the Islamic marriage process and requirements:

  1. Marriage License: Obtain a marriage license from the Lane County Clerk’s Office or the relevant county office in Oregon. Both the bride and groom must be present and provide identification and other required documents as per local regulations.

  2. Islamic Marriage Ceremony (Nikah): Conduct the Islamic marriage ceremony, known as Nikah, in accordance with Islamic principles. This ceremony typically includes the presence of  2 witnesses, an Islamic officiant (such as an Imam), and the exchange of consent between the bride and groom. The couple and the witnesses sign the marriage contract, which establishes the rights and responsibilities of both parties.

  3. Witnesses: The presence of two witnesses, preferably Muslim adults who are of sound mind and good character, is required to witness and validate the marriage contract. Their role is to testify to the consent and validity of the marriage.

  4. Guardianship: In some traditions, the bride may have a guardian (Wali) who represents her best interests and provides consent on her behalf. The Wali is typically a close male relative, such as the father, brother, or uncle, who ensures that the marriage is conducted in accordance with Islamic guidelines.

  5. Marriage Registration: After the Islamic marriage ceremony, register the marriage with the Lane County Clerk’s Office or the relevant county office in Oregon. Provide the necessary documents, including the completed marriage license and the signed marriage certificate from the Islamic ceremony, to legally register the marriage.

  6. Post-Marriage Requirements: Following the marriage registration, it is recommended to update personal identification documents (such as driver’s licenses, social security cards, etc.) with the new marital status. It is also important to inform relevant institutions and organizations, such as banks, insurance companies, and healthcare providers, about the change in marital status.

It is advisable to consult with local Islamic centers or mosques in Eugene for guidance specific to the area and to ensure compliance with both Islamic and local legal requirements. They can provide assistance, resources, and information regarding the marriage process and any additional cultural or religious traditions that may be followed in the local Muslim community.