Divorce (Talaq)

The right of divorce is given to the husband, unless stated otherwise in the Marriage [nikkah] contract. Talaq is to be a last resort, after all other efforts of reconciliation have been attempted and unsuccessful.

Talaq is also a responsibility of the husband, who should use it with wisdom and avoid it at all costs if possible. He is advised to exert all necessary efforts for reconciliation, following the guidance of Islam. To discuss and resolve the marital issues, or select a member from each family to arbitrate, seek the help of the Imams and so on. After all efforts of reconciliation are exhausted and the matters remain unresolved, in this case, talaq is the permissible to end the marriage between the husband and the wife, amicably and equitably. Please refer to our ‘procedure for Islamic talaq’ for more details.

The Muslim Law and (Shariah) council UK offers the service of Divorce ‘Talaq’


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



All inclusive, there are no other additional charges or fees. Please make the payment prior to sending your application. In any case, additional services are required, the council will charge the applicant in accordance to our policy.

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