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Rajnaara Akhtar, Patrick Nash, and Rebecca Probert

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529210835

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529210835.001.0001

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In Pursuit of an Islamic Divorce: a Socio-Legal Examination of Practices Among British Muslims

In Pursuit of an Islamic Divorce: a Socio-Legal Examination of Practices Among British Muslims

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(p.117) Nine In Pursuit of an Islamic Divorce: a Socio-Legal Examination of Practices Among British Muslims
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Cohabitation and Religious Marriage
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Islam Uddin

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210835.003.0009

This chapter surveys the practices of Islamic marriages and divorce among British Muslims, highlighting the importance of religious divorces to mark the end of a marriage. It looks at the various forms of ADR that have evolved in Muslim communities to deal with the lack of legal recognition of nikahs. It then argues for the establishment of a general standard of best practice for faith-based dispute resolution forums such as Shariah Councils, in order to safeguard and empower women users, and redress any imbalances in the process.

Keywords:   Islamic divorce, Customary law, Sharia Council, ADR

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