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Sharia law


Sharia law, or Islamic law, is a custom-based body of law which has developed over nearly 1,500 years. It regulates all aspects of Islamic life, including crime, politics and family. It has been likened to English common law (some believe this should be the other way round) in that the application is based on analogies and is an unwritten law.

However, because the UK is governed by a civil law system Sharia law, a religious law, cannot take precedence over UK law for those who live by it. What the UK has done is to have incorporated several aspects of Sharia law so that it is possible for those who wish to abide by Sharia law to do so under the UK system of law.

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If you would like to obtain legal advice on Sharia law, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local Sharia law solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local Sharia law solicitors please call us on 0808 1295 760.

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