In the Netherlands, it is forbidden to hold a religious marriage ceremony before the civil marriage license is obtained.

Nevertheless, Iman Fawaz Jneid has officiated at dozens of Shari'a marriage ceremonies which took place after 2008, when he had promised the authorities that he would not do it again.

These marriages were held in the large Salafist mosque, As-Soennah, in the Hague.

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