About the Muslim Law (Shariah) Council UK
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.