Urdu Nikahnama

NikahNama is a legal contract that is an important part of an Islamic marriage. It explains the responsibilities that both parties agreed upon (Bride and Groom). For ex-pat / overseas Pakistanis, acquiring a Pakistani Urdu nikah Nama (Marriage Contract) and dealing with related issues is a difficult task.

They lived in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia, among others. Those who are unable to visit or travel to Pakistan for the purpose of marriage can apply online. Lawyer Channel can support you with such matters. We serve clients all around the world, including in Pakistan’s major cities such as Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore.

West Pakistan Rules under Muslim Family Laws 1961

The Urdu Nikah Nama must be documented with the Union Council, according to the Muslim Family Law Ordinance of 1961. Whenever possible, the original copy of the Urdu Nikah Nama is kept as a public record. The Nikah Registrar must have filled out four copies of the NikahNama form. They have been signed by all parties involved. It is accepted by the law as proof of marriage.

You can acquire a duplicate copy of your NikahNama from the concerned Union Council Office if you have lost your Nikah Nama. The NikahNama must be registered in order to meet visa requirements.

West Pakistan Rules under Muslim Family Laws 1961

How to Fill Terms in Your NikahNama:

The NADRA Marriage Certificate or nadra nikah nama is further proof of marriage registration. Urdu is the language of the original nikah Nama. If you really need a NikahNama for a legal proceeding, it can be translated into English, Arabic, Hindi, Bangla, Afghani, or German, but it must be attested by a government official. You can download a Pakistani Urdu nikah nama form or English as a PDF document from our website.

We provide a variety of Online Nikah packages as well as related services such as attestation of Urdu Nikah Nama and nikah documents. It will be legal all over the world. Please fill out the Marriage Form or contact us for a free quote if you want to register for a Nikah online.

English Nikah Nama
English Nikah Nama

Nikah Nama clauses 1-6  (Clauses One-by-One)

provide fundamental information. Like the wedding location, the bride and groom’s names, the fathers’ names, addresses, and ages. Clauses 3 and 6 mention the groom’s and bride’s ages. This paragraph identifies Pakistan’s illicit child marriages. In most regions of the nation, the bride’s minimum age is 16 and the groom’s is 18, except in Sindh, where both are 18. Only Sindh has repealed the 1929 Child Marriage Restraint Act. “Child” denotes a person under age 18 if male and 16 if female. Sindh’s Kid Marriages Restraint Act defines a child as follows: “Child” denotes someone under 18 years old.

Nikah nama clause 1 to 7

7-11: Attorneys and witnesses’ information

These provisions list the couple’s attorneys and witnesses.Nikah nama clause 7 to 11

12: Wedding Date

Clause 12 concerns the wedding date.

Nikah nama clause 12

13-17: Specifics about Haq Mehr

Sections 13 to 17 are crucial for the bride since they indicate her Haq Mehr. The Haq Mehr (called “dowry” or “guarantee for marriage” in the English translation of the Nikah Nama) is a present a woman receives at the wedding that provides her with financial security in case of divorce. The bridegroom must compensate for her home. Brides may waive it. Haq Mehr is money, property, or jewelry that is valuable. Haq Mehr paid during the wedding. Deferred and paid later based on the agreement or the wife’s request.

Clause 15 of the Nikah Nama indicates whether and how much of the Haq Mehr is paid up front.

Nikah nama clause 13 to 15

Clause 16 addresses dower. If so, what are the property’s worth and agreed-upon specifications?

Clause 17 discusses exceptional Haq Mehr circumstances.

Nikah nama clause 16 to 17

18-19: Divorce

This provision guarantees the bride a divorce in the Nikkah Nama. In Pakistan, these parts are often chopped off during the Nikkah without the bride’s consent. Clause 18 asks whether the husband has given his wife a divorce and, if so, on what conditions. Clause 19 asks whether the husband’s divorce rights were limited. If the wife can divorce, she can retain her Haq Mehr. If divorce is denied, the woman must file a Khula. In Khula instances, the woman must forgo her Haq Mehr.

Nikah nama clause 18 to 19

Clause 20 – Guarantees and Allowances

Clause 20 asks the parties whether they have a monthly allowance and guarantees an agreement while married. Those who do can explain. Experts believe this part might contain the allocation of tasks and chores between the pair and give the woman the right to pursue her job or education. This section could help set the tone for the marriage and make sure that duties and responsibilities don’t cause problems later on.

Nikah nama clause 20

21-22: Groom’s Marriage:

 Another essential Nikah Nama portion. The question asks whether the groom is married. If so, has he gotten his first wife’s consent to remarry and presented proof? A second marriage is not canceled if the husband doesn’t have permission from his first wife, but it is a crime that can lead to a fine and time in prison.

Nikah nama clause 21 to 22

23–25: Nikkah Khawan Information, Registration Date, and Fee

This section covers the Nikkah Khawan’s details, the date the Nikkah was registered, and the registration cost.


Under clause 25, the bride, groom, witnesses, Nikkah Khawan, and Nikkah-registrar sign.

Nikah nama clause 23 to 25

An electronic marriage certificate

Under the Muslim Family Law Ordinance 1961, you must register your Nikah Nama and get a Marriage Registration Certificate (MRC).

You may also get a Family Registration Certificate (FRC) from NADRA, which grants your family access to public services and visa procedures. FRCs may be obtained at any NADRA office or online through Pak-ID.

The Union Council also offers computerized marriage certificates. This marriage document helps couples alter their CNIC status. The Nikah Nama is required for a computerized marriage certificate. The Computerized Marriage Registration Certificate is globally recognized and a visa requirement. Officials who issue computerized marriage certificates

The following agencies issue computerized marriage certificates:

  • Union Council
  • TMA stands for Tehsil Municipal Administration.
  • Arbitration Council Office documents for computerized marriage registration

Documents needed to get a computerized marriage certificate:

  • Nama Nikah (Take the original Nikah Nama along with you).
  • CNICs for the bride
  • The groom’s CNICs
  • Nikkah Khawan’s CNIC
  • Passports (if the spouse is a foreigner).

After marriage, update your CNIC. Bring your Computerized Marriage Registration Certificate and your spouse to your local NADRA registration centre to update the information on your CNIC.