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80% of Muslim marriages conducted in UK are not legal

Revelation that 80% of Muslim marriages conducted in the UK are not legal is indeed bad news to thousands of Muslims in the country.

Aina Khan, Head of the Islamic Law Department at Legal 500 recommended Duncan Lewis Solicitors appeared on BBC Inside Out West on 8th September 2014 to discuss the issue: “Thousands of Muslim marriages conducted in UK are not legal”.

Reporter Charlotte Callen spoke to Ms Aina as part of a documentary exploring the issue of “thousands of British Muslim women discovering that their marriages are not legal.”

In the documentary Ms Aina says: “I have found in my work, that more than 80% of Muslim marriages conducted in the UK are not registered, that is they are not legal under English law.”

Reporter Callen "discovers that the problem is directly related to the fact that 90% of mosques are not registered to perform marriages."

 

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