Ziya (Fill-In)

Regular price $69.95
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This piece is inspired by the 1835 nikahnama of Princess Ziya-i-Sultaneh, daughter of King Fath Ali Shah of the Iranian Qajar dynasty. This contract is made to be filled in by hand. 

This contract is printed with metallic gold ink from top to bottom, making it a regal piece to be displayed at the time of nikah. It is sold blank, cannot be personalized, as it is printed in high volume, allowing us to provide such a beautiful piece at such an affordable price point.

If you would like handwritten calligraphy on your Ziya Nikahnama, please visit our other product page for purchase. We have partnered with calligrapher Telisa Roessin to offer this service.

Size: 12" x 18"

This contract acts a cover page for a full marriage contract. With the purchase of each nikahnama comes a full 4-page Islamic marriage contract that the couple may choose to use or to amend to their liking. 

 

Now that your nikahnama is here, you’re not going to want to keep it in a mailing tube forever! Here are some tips for caring for your nikahnama on your wedding date, and beyond.


Upon receiving your nikahnama: 

  • Your nikahnama will likely arrive rolled in a tube, use some large heavy books to flatten it. You don’t want to have to struggle to keep it open while signing it.
  • Check spelling errors on the nikahnama, and report them immediately if you see them.
  • Decide who will be signing your nikahnama (And tell them to start practicing their signatures!)
  • Choose your pen for signing (See our blog post here about what pens are best to use!)

On your nikah day:

  • Designate one person who is in charge of transporting the nikahnama and pens, and storing it safely once it’s signed
  • Keep an extra sheet of cardstock paper handy for all signatories to practice signing their signature with your pen of choice, to prevent any unwanted hiccups
  • Tip: If you choose to keep your nikahnama in a frame on your wedding day, either leave the glass at home or wait to put your nikahnama back under the glass after the ink is dry. The last thing you want to do is smudge the ink. 

Displaying your nikahnama at your nikah:

If you’re unable to find a readymade frame for your nikahnama, we usually recommend these two options:

  • Find a readymade frame you like that is larger than the size of your nikahnama, and purchase a custom matboard that will fit your nikahnama into the exact size of your chosen frame. Here are some sites where you can purchase an inexpensive custom matboard: FrameItEasy, Matboard And More, Frame Destination, or talk to your local framer!
This way, you can keep the nikahnama displayed in its frame, and remove it only when it’s time to sign.
  • The other option is to display it only in its matboard, and wait til after the nikah to have it custom framed.

We definitely recommend using an easel to display your nikahnama at your nikah!


Custom Framing your nikahnama

Custom framing provides a very finished look to your nikahnama, and also helps preserve it by keeping it in a vacuum-sealed, airtight frame. However because the frame is sealed shut, you should only custom frame your nikahnama after it’s been signed.

Here are some of the custom framing options we always recommend:

  • Local framers are often the easiest and most hands-on option
  • Framebridge is a site that many of our customers love!
  • Level Frames
  • Simply Framed

Happy signing!

Purchasing is easy.

1. Choose your text.

Please select the text you would like to use from our nikah and anniversary options. If you need to customize your text, please contact us. (Please note: all of our fill-in designs are pre-printed with the 'Nikah 2' text, which cannot be changed.)

2. Personalization.

Many of our contracts allow for personalization. A proof will be sent before printing, with a limit of three rounds of editing to the proof. (Please note: our fill-in designs can only be personalized by hand, and we do have a calligraphy option available.)

3. Timeline:

Shipping can take 1-6 weeks depending on the nikahnama design you choose, your location, and whether you choose to exepdite your order. Please view our shipping page for more details. If interested in a rush delivery, please contact us, and we may be able to accommodate for an additional cost.

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