Requirements of the Islamic Shari’a applicable to family and children

That Telegraph article mentioned a “Sharia Law event at the Law Society’s headquarters on Chancery Lane, central London on June 24” and provided a link but the link is a dud. However I found a link that works, and thus the event.

Developing services for Muslim clients – An introduction to Islamic Shari’a law for small firms

It’s not law. It’s not law. It’s not law. Stop calling it law. It’s not law.

Does your sole practice or small firm have a Muslim client base and practice in the following areas of law?

• Wills and inheritance.
• Family and children.
• Corporate and commercial (non-listed firms).

Do you want to better understand and serve the needs of your Muslim clients and build your business?

Designed as a forerunner to a planned future seminar series on Islamic law, this event will set you thinking on an important area of client service as our expert and authoritative speakers highlight some basic concepts and requirements of the Islamic Shari’a applicable to these practice areas.

That’s actually alarming. If they’re serious, and they really think “basic concepts and requirements of the Islamic Shari’a” are applicable to laws relating to for instance family and children – then they’re a fucking menace.

The event is fully booked.


  1. Al Dente says

    Why is the Law Society treating Shari’a as anything but an oddity with no relevance to modern Britain?

  2. miraxpath says

    It is another way to make money. Advertise your Sharia expertise, get a certain class of client in the door. Why not let the non-muslim shyster get a cut of the action? Same with Sharia compliant financial schemes.

  3. Bernard Bumner says

    @ Al Demte,
    The rise of Muslim Abitration Tribunals means that there is greater potential for Sharia to interact and conflict with the law. Of course, all of the parties willingly submit to such legally binding religious abitration. The Law Society is reflecting a demand from its members (apparently) for more guidance, as well as the need to ensure that Sharia rulings are compatible with the law and don’t conflict with the public interest.

    Sharia wills are only one manifestation of religious and cultural rules being applied in a legally enforceable form.

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