Interfaith Imam in NYC?

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SugarSpice: Hi there! I just recently got engaged and have been searching the web for an Imam who would be willing to officiate over a small ceremony. I am a Muslim woman and I’m having a hard time finding an Imam (preferably here on the east coast in the NY, NJ, PA area).

 

Please let me know if you’ve had any luck, or if you have any suggestions at all!!

Thank You! Laughing

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mnelly: Did either of you find anyone?  I’m looking for an imam too, and i found someone, but he is 3k for the service and I can’t afford it!

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi did anyone have luck finding one? I recently got engaged and looking for an imam too. 

Post # 7
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Wannabee

@SugarSpice:  I would love to read your review, I have been searching for an imam for the exact same reason, but have not found anyone yet!

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Hi fellow bees

I am Muslim woman in love with a Catholic man. Neither one of us will be converting to the other’s religion. I believe as does he that the reason of conversion should be from the heart and should be done with a reason other than marriage however I respect those that have. My father is not happy with the situation and I feel that out of respect for him and my family as well the community that I should have a Nikha ceremony. My SI is more than willing to participate in a Nikha ceremony and is open to learning about my religion and vice versa. 

We both reside in Southern California and are having a difficult time finding an Imam who will perform the Nikha ceremony. My father would like a Shia Imam. I know there is Khaleel Mohammed in San Diego but I am not sure if he is Sunni and Shia. I have researched Khaleel Mohammed and he sounds amazing and I would love if he could perform the ceremony however again, my father would only like a Shia Imam. I don’t even know if he would come to the Nikha even with an Imam he approves of. He has made this whole happy and life changing experience into a sad and depressing one. I plan on marrying this man regardless if my father approves or not and I realize that the journey will be hard. I just thought that it would make me feel better to hear others going through same thing. Any reassurance, comments or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I just saw these comments and am giving my input. I had contacted all three imams listed, as well as some other ones. My father was giving me a monstrous headache as everytime I came up with an argument for marriage to my christian other, he would go to a local imam and frustrate me. I am happy I found Imam Khaleel. Actually, he is a professor and was the only one to spend time with my parents going over all their arguments. For once, my dad had to not only concede, but do so happily, seeing that he was outgunned by someone who knew the law and the language. I am also Shia was happy to find out the Dr. K had been trained in Sunni and Shi’ite islam in Damascus and San’a.

For the ceremony..I particularly like the fact that Dr. M knew Christianity as well and could relate to my parents. He had agreed to a joint ceremony, but after having spoken with him, we decided that he was good enough to do everything.

I tried bargaining with him over the price, but his view is simple: while affiliated with a mosque, he does not work through one and his fees are therefore those of a professional. he is also a trained reciter and brings that skill which just awed everyone.

I did not choose the qazi even though I got good reports because i wanted someone whose language and command of law were superior to those of the conservative imams. I did not choose imam feisal becuase his price was too steep and he does not have the legal background that dr. M has. I also chose Dr. M beause he was willing to give me the names of other imams who were happy to do the ceremony. While their prices were all over the place, and they were nice people, they were not able to argue with chapte and verse. My husband and I now live in El Cajon, CA and i do recommend that NO MUSLIM WOMAN should encourage her husband to go along with any imam before checking with Dr. M, Imam Qayoom, or Imam Feisal—better yet his wife Daisy Khan who is far more approachable.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@sleepeatlove:  

@sleepeatlove:  Did you get married yet? The Shia imams who are from the seminary will not do the ceremony. Turns out the Dr. M is associated with the Shirazi shias and has written a book in shia stuff “world of our youth.” YOur dad may like that. There is another shia scholar at claremont..his name is dr. Mawani..but i dont think he does weddings.

Post # 12
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Wannabee

Does anyone know if there is an interfaith Imam near Chicago, Illinois area that will marry a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man?

Post # 12
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Wannabee

hi everyone!  Does anyone know of an interfaith Imam in Chicago to who would marry a Muslim girl to non-Muslim?  it’s been very hard finding one!  

Post # 13
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DoubleJ:  Just wondering if you know an imam in Bay area who officiates an interfaith marriage. I am a muslim women looking forward to be married to my lovely non muslim fiancee 🙂

I really appreciate it.

 

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2018

DoubleJ :  Is there any way possible you can email me at [email protected]? I’d like to ask you a few questions about contact info. Would really appreciate it! Thank you. 

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