The Need for a Sharee Council

A civil marriage in Britain requires a man and a woman to accept each other in the presence of two witnesses in the Registrar’s Office, whether they have conducted an Islamic marriage (Nikah) is immaterial. Similarly, a civil divorce requires the petitioner (husband OR wife) to file a divorce petition at court with the Judge finalising the divorce with a decree absolute. It is worth noting that the laws of civil marriage and divorce are applicable to all residents of the United Kingdom, irrespective of their sex, colour, race or religious persuasion.

The Scholars have recommended the establishment of Sharee Councils presided by Islamically qualified Qadhis to consider the fate of unhappy marriages in which the couple can’t agree an Islamic divorce, and to declare them annulled if necessary after careful consideration in the light of Islamic Shariah.

Islam – An Eternal Way Of Life

quranIslam is more than just a religion – it is a complete way of life and to follow it is to follow a definitive code of conduct. Not only does Islamic legislation relate to belief and worship, but for a Muslim, ALLAH (SWT) has also divinely ordained the economic and social aspects of his or her life. Therefore, it is imperative for a Muslim, regardless of his place of residence, that not only does he live in accordance with the law of the land in which he resides, but that he abides by the dictates of Islamic law, (Shariah law) as well.



  Please note: The Sharee Council Dewsbury is a division of the Islamic Research Instituteof GB, a charity registered organisation.
It is independant from other councils of a similar nature.

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Sharee Council, Dewsbury

The Scholars have recommended the establishment of Sharee Councils presided by Islamically qualified Qadhis to consider the fate of unhappy marriages in which the couple can’t agree an Islamic divorce, and to declare them annulled if necessary after careful consideration in the light of Islamic Shariah.

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