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, following the guidance of Islam. To discuss and resolve the marital issues, or select a member from each family to arbitrate, to 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 may be issued end the marriage between the husband and the wife, amicably and equitably. Please refer to the ‘Islamic Divorce Procedure’ below for more details.
- 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. Payment must be made when making an application. In any case additional services are required, the Council will charge the applicant in accordance to its policy.