I was researching to find some mosques in an area/state and came across one that provides Nikah services.

When reading their document in terms of a Marriage contract, it had the word Shi'a in it and it made me wonder if the marriage contract/process is not a sunni process.

how does one know if the marriage contract AND the mosque is of a sunni or shia sect?

I quote from their marriage contract document:

"...Shi’a Ithna-Asheri (Ja’fari) laws of Islam..."

It seems difficult to find a mosque who can perform a straight forward sunni Nikah. Does anyone know in the state of Washington or Portland if there sunni mosques who can perform interfaith marriages?

  • This post should help islam.stackexchange.com/questions/5/… however one still can discuss some answers. The best way anyhow is to ask most mosques -at least in Europe- have phone!
    – Medi1Saif
    Sep 26 '16 at 8:08
  • Thanks. The thing is you don't want to be rude/offensive by phoning up and asking if they are a Shia mosque or a sunni mosque - nor do you want a shia nikah if you are a sunni etc... Sep 26 '16 at 18:43
  • I don't think that this is offensiv or would be regarded as such.
    – Medi1Saif
    Sep 26 '16 at 19:47

Ask the Imam of the mosque if it is a Sunni or a Shia mosque. There are many mosques in both Washington and Portland. Search Google for "mosque in Washington Portland". You will get many results.

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  • yes maybe so but some of them are NOT sunni mosques. and actually there aren't many either as I have found. For instance there is a mosque in Portland that is of the ahmadiyyaa school of thought. Sep 27 '16 at 11:59

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