STATISTICS

statistics1We are in the process of adding more and more information towards the statistics so that there is a better understanding of the amount of applications the Islamic Sharia Council receives.

2013

STILL PENDING

2012

  • In 2012 there were a total number of 583 applications received by the Islamic Sharia Council.

2011

  • In 2011 there were a total of 571 application made to the Islamic Sharia Council. 132 of these applications were men applying for Talaq and 439 were form woman applying for Khula.
  • From the 571 cases handled, 148 applications were given a concession on the fees charged and 7 cases were dealt without any fees.
 MONTH  NO OF CASES RECEIVED  NO OF MALE APPLICATIONS  NO OF FEMALE APPLICATIONS
 JANUARY  45 11
 34
 FEBRUARY  37  6  31
 MARCH  54  17  37
 APRIL  49  15  34
 MAY  53  12  41
 JUNE  51  7  44
 JULY  50  12  38
 AUGUST  34  7  27
 SEPTEMBER  31  7  24
 OCTOBER  66  15  51
 NOVEMBER  54  11  43
 DECEMBER  47  12  35

 

2010

  • In 2010 there were a total of 700 applications received by the Islamic Sharia Council. 116 were form men applying for Talaq and 584 were form women applying for Khula.

The table below shows the main reasons stated on the applications:

 REASON FOR APPLICATION
NO OF CASES
 Domestic violence 199
 No financial support  104
 Separation / Neglect / Abandonment  99
 Adultery  75
 Unreasonable behavior  64
 Lies / trust issues  64
 Irreconcilable differences / Not compatible  62
 Not fulfilling duties / rights  53
 Polygamy  43
 Alcohol  37
 Breakdown of marriage  35
 Forced marriage  33
 Family  32
 Already pronounced divorce / applied for civil divorce  29
 Drugs  28
 Married for Visa / Passport  26
 No marital relationship  25
 Never lived as husband and wife  22
 Not practicing Islam  21
 Unhappy  1
 Gambling  10
 Other: Does not want Children
Does not want to live together
Has criminal record and in prison
 10
 Disability  9

From the 199 cases who stated domestic violence as the main or one of the main reasons as to why they are asking for a divorce, many specifically stated the type of domestic violence. These are as follows:

 

 Domestic Violence Specific No
Physical 132
 Domestic Abuse  65
 Mental  44
 Verbal  41
 Emotional  30

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