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British court recognises sharia law in landmark divorce case

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
01/08/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Sharia law has been recognised by a British court for the first time after a judge made a landmark divorce ruling which could change the way Islamic marriage and divorce works in the UK. The High Court ruled that an estranged couple's Islamic faith marriage, conducted in a ceremony called a nikah, falls under despite it not being legally recognised as such.