Islamic Family Law
We have Shari’a experts to advise and deal with the complex family matters including marriage, Mehr, Talaq, Khula’, Faskh, Nafaqah, custody, guardianship Islamic Financial Settlement, International Muslim family matters, and inheritance. We can help clients on all aspects of Shari’a Law matters in English jurisdiction and matters related to different jurisdictions.
Islamic Marriage (Nikah)
Islamic Marriage (Nikah) Contract
Our experts can advise on all aspects of Muslim Marriage contracts, its importance and status in Islamic law. Our Shari’a experts can negotiate and draft the best possible terms of Muslim marriage contract for each individual in accordance with their wishes and circumstances.
If the parties solemnise their marriage (Nikah) in any other country of the world, and they want to register their marriage with the Marriage Registration Office in the United Kingdom we can advise and help them to register their Islamic marriage in the United Kingdom.
Our Shari’a experts can advise you on all types of Islamic divorce including different types of divorce such as Talaq-e-ahsan’, ‘Talaq-e-hasan’ and ‘Talaq-e-biddat, Khula’, Faskh-e-Nikah and Tafweedh-e-Talaq.
It is worth noting that Islamic marriages (Nikah) contracted in the United Kingdom are not recognised by the law as legal marriages. It is imperative that the Nikah is followed by a registration of Marriage ceremony at the registrar’s office. It is always advisable that the prospective couple obtain legal advice, to understand their legal rights before Nikah, during the subsistence of marriage and post marriage in case of divorce. Our Shari’a experts are also familiar with the scholastic approaches of different Islamic schools of thought.
We can help in conducting Islamic divorce through Shari’a Councils in the United Kingdom and our Sharia’ experts can advise on all aspects of Muslim marriage and divorce.
Islamic Financial Settlement (Nafaqah)
After divorce distributing the matrimonial assets can be complicated. Keeping in view all the complexities of the financial settlements our experts can advise you on all aspects of distributing the Matrimonial assets between the parties to divorce. We can help in conducting the financial settlement regarding the matrimonial assets in the United Kingdom or abroad.
Muslim marriages (Nikah) ceremonies in the United Kingdom are not recognised as legal marriages unless they are registered with the marriage registration office in the UK (Civil Ceremony). We can help clients in relation to financial settlement in accordance with provisions of the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1973.
Mediation Information and assessment meeting (MIAM) ‘’Sulh’’
In Islamic law divorce is considered as last resort to end a marriage in case of dispute and irreconcilable differences between the parties. Otherwise, Islam not only encourages mediation between the parties but has obligated it on the families and parties to try all venues available to them to save their marriage. If the parties are unable to find a mutually acceptable solution, then as a last resort, should part their ways and dissolve their marriage. Our experts can refer the families to MIAM experts to advise them to settle their matters outside the court to avoid divorce and family break ups.
MIAM is the most important tool to resolve the disputes between the families rather than going to the courts and spending extensive amounts of money. Our experts can assist and support clients through the mediation process in accordance with the principles of Shari’a law.