UK Court: Sharia Marriages Not Valid Under English Law
The Court of Appeal, the second-highest court in England and Wales after the Supreme Court, has ruled that the Islamic marriage contract, known as nikah in Arabic, is not valid under English law.
The landmark ruling has far-reaching implications. On the one hand, the decision strikes a blow against efforts to enshrine this aspect of Sharia law into the British legal system. On the other hand, it leaves potentially thousands of Muslim women in Britain without legal recourse in the case of divorce.
The case involves an estranged couple, Nasreen Akhter and Mohammed Shabaz Khan, both of Pakistani heritage, who took part in a nikah ceremony officiated by an imam in front of 150 guests at a restaurant in London in December 1998....
I don't think this court's ruling will have any effect on Muslims in the UK because there are too many of them.
I was wondering why, with over 50 countries in the world where Muslims are a majority, they have any need to live in a country like the UK or the USA.
The problem is that they do not have a religion, they have a 'world-view' that includes all they see.
While Christians can say, I can smoke or chew tobacco or drink (see Jesus changed the water to good wine, Paul advising Timothy to drink wine, etc) and still be a good Christian, the Muslim cannot do any of that. And they have a whole bunch of other rules, like what the surgical procedure they perform on their young girls that destroys their ability forever to enjoy what Genesis describes as "Adam knew Eve and she conceived..." And that they cannot own a dog because all dogs are considered unclean. And politics? Christians can be of any party or none, while Muslims will only be happy when their religion controls the govt, like it is done in Saudi Arabia. In the meantime, they are 'biding their time.'
""Supreme Court, has ruled that the Islamic marriage contract, known as nikah in Arabic, is not valid under English law.""
Civil law marriages and so called 'same-sex' marriages should also be invalid.
They are illegal according to God.
Heb 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."
1Cor 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband."
1Cor 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body."
Eph 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
Mark 10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore GOD HATH JOINED together, let not man put asunder."