Learn about the Prophetic model of marriage and develop the skills and knowledge required for a healthy, long-lasting relationship.
The program works to create opportunities for conversations with Muslim pre-marriage couples about how to build respectful relationships and strong marriages when they are at the beginning of their journeys together.
Couples work with a trained Good Beginnings Marriage Mentor to complete the course.
‘Good Beginnings’ has been collaboratively developed by Benevolence Australia and ‘Sir Zelman Cowen Centre’ at Victoria University as a pre-marriage counselling resource for Muslim couples.
Islamic Marriage (Nikah) & Civil Marriage
At BOIV we conduct Islamic Marriage (Nikah) and celebrate civil marriage. Imams who are ‘Registered Minister of Religion’ are authorised to celebrate Islamic Marriage and register with Birth, Death, and Marriage Registry of Victoria (BDM).
Couples who intend to marry should lodge the Notice of Intention to Marry (NOIM) one month prior to the date of intended marriage. For Islamic Marriage (Nikah), the couple may request the BOIV’s Certificate of Islamic Marriage from the celebrant Imam.