If you would like advice on the outcome of Akhtar v Khan Islamic Marriage and English Law, you can find information about our legal services here, or you can contact our client support team to speak to one of our Islamic divorce and family law lawyers. Where else should you draw the line? New religious movements appear every week. Each has its own rules, traditions and formalities regarding marriage and divorce. This case involved a marriage of 20 years, and the judge made his decision based on the specific facts of the case. My experience is that the handling of these cases in view of the Islamic divorce has been limited to the latter, an administrative exercise similar to that of a common court. The jurisprudence of this country cannot go so far as to consider a celebration or act as a “legal” and “valid” form of marriage. Islamic marriage is considered a valid marriage in the United Arab Emirates because Sharia law is enshrined in the law of that country. Kaleel has extensive experience in all areas of family law and is committed to providing the best customer service in the fastest and most cost-effective way. It is understandable that in the case of Akhtar v. Khan there has been confusion, misrepresentation and misinformation. As an expert in Sharia family law, he is often called upon to handle complex cases by Muslim clients around the world. It is important to note that the marriage did not take place in accordance with the Marriage Act of 1949. Stowe Family Law LLP is authorized and regulated by the Lawyer’s Regulatory Authority. Stowe Family Law LLP is registered with the Registrar of Companies, ref. Sharia Boards are voluntary organizations that have no legal authority. It is compliance with the law that must come first, not “compliance”. While this is disappointing for Ms. Akhtar, it is ultimately the fundamental right that should apply. Calls can be made for quality and training purposes.