Nikkah Officiation

 

We are happy to help you and your spouse-to-be complete the marriage process and officiate your nikkah. Our religious leaders are available to lead you through the Islamic marriage process, help you draw up a contract, and perform Islamic Nikkah service.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact us during regular business hours.

 

GCLEA’s Guidlines for Islamic Nikkah:

1. Schedule a pre-nikkah counseling session. (Highly recommended but not required)

2. Schedule an appointment for nikkah services.

3. Obtain a marriage license from NJ State.

4. Bring picture ID of the bride, bride’s guardian, groom, and witnesses.

5. Arrange the attendance of 2 Muslim male witnesses (non-relative preferred).

6. Arrange the attendance of the bride’s male guardian or appointed custodian.

 

For questions or appointments, please fill out the form below.

 

Religious Consultation

GCLEA recognizes that from time to time you may need to ask questions or talk to someone about your problems and concerns. Our hearts and ears are open to you and our religious leader, Imam John Starling, is available to sit with you. Please feel free to contact him and schedule an appointment for religious counseling.

 

Support GCLEA with a one-time donation.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Zakat al-Fitr

 

This year we will be distributing Zakat al-Fitr to local families in need.  Distribution will be completed the night before Eid and will be in the form of on Saa' of food. A “Saa`” is equivalent to 2.5 liters of uncooked food such as dates, rice, wheat, corn, etc.  Please make arrangements to have your zakat at the center and ready for distribution at least 2 days before Eid.  We will not be distributing any zakat on Eid day itself.

 

Udhiyah | Qurbani

In coordination with Burlington Beef, we have organized a full-service program for your Qurbani needs this season.  You will have your choice of a lamb or a goat to be slaughtered on your behalf, processed, and packaged for pick up.  The meat will be available for pick up at GCLEA on the 2nd day of Eid.  In addition, per your request, 1/3 of your sacrifice will be distributed to local families in need in accordance with prophetic tradition.

 

Emergency Zakat Fund

We recognize that there are times when individuals and families face unexpected emergencies, which can lead to financial challenges. GCLEA manages an emergency zakat fund which can provide limited financial support when a critical situation arises. The HELP committee is standing by to determine if you are zakat-eligible. 

 

Food Pantry

Non-perishable food will be stocked in the center and provided to individuals and families who need additional assistance in these increasingly challenging economic times. Donations are greatly appreciated, in order to keep our pantry stocked and operational.

This is an open food pantry and operates with a "give if you can and take if you need" policy.

 

Winter Coat Drive

This season, spread the warmth of your heart and gain Allah's love by donating a new or gently used winter coat to those in need.

With winter weather quickly approaching, GCLEA has teamed up with Jersey Cares to coordinate the distribution of winter coats to our neighbors in need.

Help us warm our NJ world this winter by participating in our annual coat drive.

We are collecting NEW and GENTLY used winter coats until Dec 9.

The drop box is located next to the GCLEA library.​

 

Cherry Hill Free Clinic

We provide free compassionate preventative medical care for all with particular attention to the uninsured and underinsured- all while providing all the dignity and confidentiality. To provide a safety net for those who have fallen through the cracks of the healthcare system.

 

Hours of operation: 

Weekends 9am - 12:30 pm

 

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