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Welcome to the Islamic Shari’a Council

We are the oldest Shari’a Council in Europe, established in 1982, and were formed to solve the matrimonial problems of Muslims living in the United Kingdom in the light of Islamic family law. The Council comprises of members from all of the major schools of Islamic legal thought (madhab) and is widely accepted as an authoritative body with regards to Islamic law. The ISC maintains a strict policy of employing staff and scholars with the highest moral integrity and values.

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Office Hours Update

The office is now open for clients and general enquiries from 10am-5pm Monday-Thursday.

Phone lines are open for general enquiries 11am-1pm Monday-Thursday.

For updates about existing cases, it is quicker to email on 


For general enquiries, please email

Office doors and phone lines will sometimes be closed for staff training or meetings of scholars; these are generally on Wednesdays.

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