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Sharia Law Divorce Court in Great Britain Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Jan 16, 2012, 10:21 PM
Any soon-to-be ex-husband in Great Britain, who fears a bitter divorce proceedings, may want to consider converting to Islam to obtain preferential treatment from a Muslim judge, who believes husbands deserve more legal rights than wives in a Sharia court of law.

The BBC news reports that, “the use of Sharia, or Islamic religious law, is growing in Britain, with thousands of Muslims using it to settle disputes each year, but women’s groups and some others are objecting.”

Apparently, an estimated 85 Sharia councils might be operating in the United Kingdom, as disclosed by a 2009 report by Civitas, a think tank. In the past five years, sever bodies like the Islamic Sharia Council has witnessed a significant increase in their cases.

According to the BBC, “the principles of Sharia govern all aspects of a Muslim’s life. It is derived from a combination of sources including the Koran, the Hadith, which is based on the example of the prophet Mohammed, and fatwas, which are rulings of Islamic scholars.”

Nowadays, many British law firms are tapping into the booming market of representing clients in Sharia divorce proceedings.

To read the entire article from the BBC News, link here:

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