Divorce (Talaq)

Only the husband has the right of talaq, unless stated otherwise in the marriage (nikah) contract.

Talaq is a serious responsibility, and must not be issued except as a very last resort. It is advised to exert all necessary efforts for reconciliation; to discuss and try to resolve the marital issues, or to select a member from each family to arbitrate, or to seek the help of the Imams and so on. After all efforts of reconciliation are exhausted and the matters remain unresolved, talaq may be issued to end the marriage between the husband and the wife, amicably and equitably. Please refer to the ‘Islamic Divorce Procedure’ below for more details.

Please note that case files will be securely retained by the Shariah Council for a period of six years from the date of application, after which they will be safely destroyed.


  • Completed application
  • Proof of identity i.e. passport or drivers licence
  • Proof of address i.e. utility bill



Payment should be made only after an application is approved.

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