About Us

About the Muslim Law (Shariah) Council UK

The Muslim Law (Shariah) Council UK was established in October 1985 at a conference held on 19th- 20th October 1985 attended by more than 250 Imams, Muslim Scholars and representatives of Mosques and Muslim Organizations.  The Council was formed to resolve a variety of disputes and issues faced by the Muslim Community.  Issues include:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Judicial Deliberation and Conciliation

The Muslim Law (Shariah) Council primarily provides services to the Muslim Community in Great Britain.  The Council receives many enquiries regarding social, family and matrimonial issues and gives Islamic opinion and guidelines on the basis of discussions and consultations made in this respect at its meetings.  We have twenty-one Ulema, Imams, Muslim Scholars, and Barristers on the Council representing various schools of Fiqh in Great Britain.

The Council is also approached by institutions, organizations and individuals from diverse spectrum of ethnicity and faiths seeking expert opinions in accordance to Islamic Law on social, theological, cultural, political and academic issues.  Solicitors and other legal bodies and authorities also approach the Council for guidelines on cases relating to Muslim families.

Since its establishment, the Council has successfully developed a structured mechanism as a complimentary body offering services for dispute resolutions. The Council, up until now, has received over 3,000 cases of dispute among Muslim families.  These cases were investigated, deliberated and then adjudicated successfully.

The Council receives enquiries which are inadvertently answered in accordance to the Shari’ah.  Some of the queries are referred to the Council from other European countries where no such Islamic Council is available to help the Muslim Community.

The Council also helps the community by offering its services of Mediation and Arbitration in their disputes.

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Business Hours

Monday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

Contact Us

The Muslim Law (Shariah) Council UK
20–22 Creffield Road
Ealing, London
United Kingdom
W5 3RP
Tel:  +44 (0)20 8992 6636
Fax: +44 (0)20 8993 3946
e-mail: info@shariahcouncil.org