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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/08/2018
    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. 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    20/11/2017
    Summary: 

    Channel 4 has commissioned a documentary titled , to be shown this Tuesday. It examines whether Britain’s centuries-old marriage laws need to be updated to reflect and better serve today’s multifaith society. The sighs and groans have already begun from Muslims about this on my social media.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/09/2018
    Summary: 
    • Under universal credit, polygamous marriages will not be recognised
    • Extra wives will be treated as single but they could claim single person's benefits  
    • That amounts to £317.83 a month for each wife in polygamous household
    • Universal credit is to be phased in by 2021 
  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    15/12/2017
    Summary: 

    A Protestant pastor in Indonesia is facing a blasphemy charge over his remarks about the Quran during his conversation with a taxi driver. Reverend Abraham Ben Moses, 52, was arrested after he was seen in a video in which he quoted the Quran on marriage and told the taxi driver that the Islamic prophet Muhammad was inconsistent in his teachings. According to , the pastor was also heard in

  • Summary: 

    Differences in marital law provide an opportunity for unscrupulous men. 

    SHIRIN MUSA draws on bitter experience to inspire her work to help women caught between legal and cultural worlds. Educated and long-resident in the Netherlands, she was unhappily married to a man from her native Pakistan. In 2009 a Dutch judge put a legal end to their union but her husband would not grant an Islamic divorce. Although she lived in secular Europe, this refusal mattered. If she remarried, she would be considered an adulteress under Islamic law and risk punishment if she returned to Pakistan.

    So Ms Musa pursued her spouse through the Dutch courts. In 2010 she received a landmark judgment: he would be fined €250 ($295) a day, up to a maximum of €10,000 ($11,795), as long as he refused to cooperate. This had the desired effect. She then persuaded the Dutch parliament to make holding women in such “marital captivity” a criminal offence, in theory punishable by jail.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    04/12/2017
    Summary: 
    • Sunni fundamentalist sheikh Mohamad Doar says wives shouldn't mix with men
    • Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah Association urges a rejection of Western social values
    • Preacher with his group called on Muslims to shun West's concept of marriage

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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    20/11/2017
    Summary: 

     found 61% of couples who underwent Islamic ceremonies failed to go through a separate civil ceremony, which is recognised by the family courts.

    This means that if the marriage breaks down and the couple can’t amicably decide to split their assets then women can often be left with nothing.

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