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I’ve just found out I’m pregnant. What documents do I need to take to see a doctor? I’m recently married...with a nikkah certificate from the uk.

asked Feb 8 in Personal by Mimi

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answered Feb 8 by anonymous
For public or private clinics/hospitals, you need:

Copy of your marriage certificate
Copy of your civil ID
Copy of your husband's civil ID
Copy of your passport and husband's passport (some hospitals ask for this)
Pregnancy test results (they ask for this at public clinics. At private they can just do the blood test or sonogram to confirm)
answered Feb 8 by anonymous
What is a nikkah certificate, and why would the UK issue such a document?  All you need is a marriage contract, and you only need it after birth when registering the baby.
commented Feb 9 by anonymous
Nikkah is the Islamic marriage contract (I Googled it,  so you can do the same for more info). I assume OP is mentioning UK because that's where she got married.

Also, hospitals do ask for the marriage contact when you make prenatal appointments. I had to give copies of mine in more than one place when I was still checking out doctors. I dunno which places ask for it after you give birth  but I had to give it in public and private clinics
commented Feb 10 by anonymous
Nikkah is not the Islamic marriage contract.  Nikkah literally means ‘penetration’..  It just means the marriage has been consumuated.  Its not religious document, its not even a legal document.
commented Feb 10 by anonymous
Hmmm...the Googling I did must not have been thorough enough lol.  So then what is the Nikkah certificate that the OP is referring to?
answered Feb 8 by anonymous
Congratulations !
answered Feb 9 by anonymous
Is a nikah Recognised in the UK?
The reality is that while the Nikah ceremony is a religious ceremony that is binding under Islamic Law unless it is accompanied by a civil marriage, then this Islamic marriage is not a recognised marriage under UK law and the parties to the Islamic marriage contract do not acquire any enforceable rights under the laws
commented Feb 10 by anonymous
You are completely confusing religion and culture.  In religion there is only a marriage contract.  This whole nikkah thing is a cultural thing, not done by the majority of Muslims, and has no legal weight in the UK or Kuwait (although it does in Pakistan and Afghanistan etc..)
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