Earlier this summer, the High Court ruled that the nikah of Nasreen Akhter and Mohammed Shabaz Khan fell within the scope of the 1973 Matrimonial Causes Act, and therefore that Akhter was entitled to a divorce settlement. The judge hearing the case, Mr Justice Williams, concluded the marriage was void under section 11 of the 1973 Matrimonial Causes Act because it was “entered … [Read more...] about As a divorce settlement is awarded for a non-legally recognised nikah, what does this ruling mean for UK marriage law?
Mohammed Shabaz Khan
A recent ruling by the high court that a couple’s Islamic marriage falls within the scope of the 1973 Matrimonial Causes Act could have significant implications for thousands of Muslims in the UK. Nasreen Akhter and Mohammed Shabaz Khan married in 1998 in a nikah, an Islamic marriage ceremony, conducted by an imam. Akhter filed for divorce this year on the grounds that a … [Read more...] about Ruling by high court that couple’s nikah falls within scope of UK marriage law could have significant implications for British Muslims