I conduct marriages in English, Bahasa Indonesia or a combination of both.
My name is Muhammed Edwars. I am a religious marriage celebrant authorised by the Attorney-General's office and certified by the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV). This unique combination ensures that your marriage is valid according to the law in Australia as well as according to Islamic shariah. I perform weddings in Melbourne and other cities in Australia. I conduct the ceremony in English and/or Indonesian for your convenience.
20 Years’ Experience
Licenced and Insured
Solemnisation of Marriage
I will guide you through the process to ensure your marriage is valid, from both the legal and Islamic perspectives. We will need to arrange a meeting to talk about the requirements and what sort of wedding you want.
If you agree to proceed, we complete the Notice of Intended Marriage which needs to be done at least one month prior to the marriage. Both parties will need to bring their passports or birth certificates as proof of identity (and a divorce certificate if previously married).
I will then attend your ceremony and officiate over the proceedings. The ceremony can be held at a mosque, a hired venue, at your residential house, or my office. I perform the ceremony in English, Bahasa Indonesia, or Bahasa Melayu.
Once the marriage solemnised, I will then register it with the Births, Deaths, and Marriages office. I can also help you to order the legal marriage certificate.
This two-hour course is designed to prepare and equip young people to enter marriage life. We will cover topics such as the importance of having correct intention, the roles/responsibilities of the husband and wife, how to deal with marital issues, as well as the dos and don’ts in marriage. Parents of the bride and groom are welcomed to attend.
Booking is essential.
Have a Question About Islam?
For whatever reason, you may have questions about Islam or Muslims. You may have heard answers from the media, politicians, or experts.
But if those answers do not satisfy your curiosity, why not ask a Muslim? I am happy to talk to anyone who genuinely wants to find out what Islam is about and what Islam says about a different range of issues. We can meet in a café or at my place and talk over a cup of tea or coffee.