Application of Sharia Law

What is Sharia law

Sharia Law is a set of principles for how Muslims conduct themselves and covers everything from how to dress to how to conduct finances.

How does Sharia law work with the UK Legal system?

The British legal system must be followed in Britain, Sharia law is mainly used for guidance, and whilst there are no Sharia courts, councils and tribunals can issue guidance in accordance to Sharia law.

Decisions can be made in accordance with Sharia law, and these decisions can be legally binding as long as they do not contradict British Laws. However, this can be a bit confusing at times, for example, if you are married under Sharia law it will not mean you are married under British law. Sharia Law is complex and if you are unsure of your rights, it is best to seek guidance.

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