Islamically speaking…

H/T gsw/The Financial Times Limited 2009

Meet “Dr” Suhaib Hasan

The good shari’a doctor has been featured  previously here. Strange that recognition and funding is given to men with worthless titles who’s agenda is highly subversive.

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A woman might argue that she needs the dower to support her children. But the UK has child benefit so we know she will get money from the state.* She can’t escape her obligations toward her husband on the pretext of taking care of the children. We might also suggest she give custody of the children to the man if she cannot afford to keep them; she usually refuses. Islamically, we are at a dilemma here. According to Sharia, at the age of seven, the male children are allowed to choose whether to be with the man or the woman. Females, at 14, the age of majority (when Islam deems them “responsible” – able to, for example, trade or marry), should be returned to the man, as it is his, not the woman’s, responsibility to find them a husband.

* This is the attitude of a respected Imam. The infidels can be made to pay for their lifestyle. They believe that the English owe it too them!


Sharia means “the Islamic Law” – how to live according to the Muslim teachings. I have devoted my life to this. I’m a judge with the Islamic Sharia Council, which was set up in 1982 to guide the UK community on Islamic-related matters. All its scholars and judges are graduates of the Islamic universities throughout Muslim lands, or graduates from dar al uloom, the private institutions that teach Islam in India and Pakistan.

I have lived in the UK since 1976. As a judge (qazi) I rule on legal issues that affect the daily lives of British Muslims. We leave criminal cases to the British courts. There is a lot of financial, usually inheritance, stuff; but the overwhelming majority of our work is divorce.

Normally the woman comes to us. This is for one simple reason: under British law both the man and woman have to apply to the court for a divorce. Under the Islamic system, the man may end the marriage if he thinks it right. It is preferable he does this in front of two witnesses, then it is a simple exercise to say: “I divorce you.” The only thing we must ascertain is that he has given the dower (dowry) to the woman. This is a marriage gift from bridegroom to bride. Unless he has paid it, the man cannot get a divorce.

When a woman applies, the process is called a khula divorce. If the husband agrees, the matter is settled, but if not, we invite both for an interview, and we do emphasise reconciliation. If she is seeking the divorce, she has to return the dower to him, if not, no divorce.

Custody often raises problems. A woman might argue that she needs the dower to support her children. But the UK has child benefit so we know she will get money from the state. She can’t escape her obligations toward her husband on the pretext of taking care of the children. We might also suggest she give custody of the children to the man if she cannot afford to keep them; she usually refuses. Islamically, we are at a dilemma here. According to Sharia, at the age of seven, the male children are allowed to choose whether to be with the man or the woman. Females, at 14, the age of majority (when Islam deems them “responsible” – able to, for example, trade or marry), should be returned to the man, as it is his, not the woman’s, responsibility to find them a husband. But that is not the case with the British system, which is why we don’t generally interfere in custody battles.

Often we get women saying they are separated, only to discover that the husband still stays the odd night. They think they are separated just because they are not living together.

We have had problems with disgruntled men unhappy with our rulings. One man threw a kettle of boiling water at us. Thank God nobody was hurt. Another time I sent divorce papers to a man in Bangladesh. He sent back a letter with the divorce certificate torn into pieces. He had also smeared it with something because when I touched it my hands started to burn. I reported it to the police but they couldn’t do anything. He sent another letter a week later with the same stuff on it, but I was careful. I wore gloves.

We recognise British divorces if the petitioner shows us a decree absolute. If it is the man, we have to see if he has given the dower amount to the woman or not. If not, we ask him to give it to her. If it is the woman, we do the opposite – we ask her to return the dower to the man. In this way, the condition for Islamic divorce is completed. If both parties want to divorce without casting blame, it is better for everyone.

For our part, we would like two things to be accommodated into British law. The first is the dower. Second, we ask that the 12 or so Sharia councils be recognised as mediation bodies and the British courts enforce their decisions. It would ease the pressure on the British legal system – at least one section of the community would be taking a little of the burden upon itself.

24 thoughts on “Islamically speaking…”

  1. Looks like ‘they’ have covered everything except how to nurture the land they live on, how to manage a loving relationship, how to be compassionate, how to develop ongoing working relationships with neighbors or anything most civilized and successful people thrive on…

  2. There are radicals everywhere, even in Judaism. SNIP

    I warned you repeatedly, solker.

    This blog is not called Jew-watch, its called Winds of Jihad.

  3. That’s right, this is about Muslims but you wish to avoid comparisons, because you do not want to here the word – there are radicals in every religion and thus picking on Islam is bigotry.

    You see, comparisons are used by you to suit your needs but never to discount or disprove them. Double standards.

    So I will not repeat but summarize or even more, explain – just look up Meir Kahane, Gush Emunim an Kach.

    Thus we can say your demand is “you must accept my BS or ship out”.

  4. Solkhar the blasphemer wrote “Of course, I have no problems with traditions and I must repspect Judaism as Islam, along with Christianity are of course part of the Abrhamic/Judaic tradition”

    Rubbish, Solkhar you have no respect for Jesus Christ the Son of God,
    the Gospel, the crucifixion and resurrection and go out of your way to
    persecute the saints … islam is a counterfeit, with a faked past, and a
    doomed future – it has nothing in common with Judaism or Christianity.

    Truth, in Genesis 22:2 – [God said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I will show you.”]

    The satanic, koranic counterfeit – “Abraham prayed to the Lord to grant him an heir, who ‘will be numbered among the righteous’. So God gave him a gentle boy, Ishmael. But Abraham had pledged to God in a dream that if he had a son, he would offer him in sacrifice to the Lord. Abraham told his son of his dream and his pledge. ‘Then, Father, ‘ said Ishmael, ‘you should honor your commitment and surrender me to the will of God.’

    So Abraham laid him down, and as he was about to slay him, he heard the Voice commanding him: Enough, Abraham! You have kept your word with Us. You have already fulfilled the vision. [37:105]”

    Like your false prophet before you, you couldn’t lie straight in bed,
    Solkhar – nothing to do with left leaning appendages – merely your
    penchant foe rejecting Truth in favour of satan’s lies.

  5. The Judeophobic sulka again provides extraneous information that has no bearing on the subject, Judaism has no desire to force its practices on others, it’s the subjugation of Non-muslims under the barbaric sharia that is the issue…

  6. Solkhar the Snitch wrote “picking on Islam is bigotry”

    Rubbish, Solkhar. Absolute BS. What about dobbing in evangelists and
    having them deported, Solkhar?

  7. eloivsdiablo, the last thing I am is anti Semite and I have more than respect for Judaism but should point out that I believe in the Abrahamic Prophets. That Islamic teachings are more akin to Judaism than Christianity (which was usurped by the followers of St.John). A Muslim that has no access to halal food is encouraged to eat Koshar if that is available.

    But I am pointing out that there are radicals in every religion including in Judaism and also that many of the hypocritical and disgusting comments about Islam by the blog-owner and others are stupid when in one side they will joke about Muslim women covering up but yet certain Jewish and Christian communities insist in their women covering up.

    That a woman for whatever reason being punched by a radical Muslim is a huge terrible thing, but that some woman would certainly be punched by a radical ultra-orthodox Jew if the sabbath was so blatantly breached. That Muslims are backwards, socially or technically, but if you go to Amish or ultra-orthodox communities, they have the most backwards of rules and regulations about technology.

    I do not support radicalism in any form, be it religious and violent like those that are being done by Muslim groups, the Judo-Zionist movement and Kahanists that will kill innocents to have their biblical Samaria and Judea as well as just BS artists whom hypocritically twist and chose only part of history and truth and throw the others out.

    1. Solker, your obsession with da Joozzz is getting ridiculous.

      ” the Judo-Zionist movement and Kahanists that will kill innocents”-

      Meir Kahane was innocent. He was murdered by an Islamic assassin. He didn’t kill anyone.

      Not the other way around.

      “Islamic teachings are more akin to Judaism”-

      No, they’re not. Muhammad the usurper has stolen some of the worst bits of (abolished) Judaism and managed to even pervert it some more.

      “being punched by a radical Muslim is a huge terrible thing, but ..”

      More buts, solker? More tu quoque? Been there, done it. There are no excuses.

      “I do not support radicalism in any form, but….”

  8. “there are radicals in every religion and thus picking on Islam is bigotry”

    First Price for the dumbest statement of the day, solker!

    “just look up Meir Kahane, Gush Emunim an Kach”-

    Thanks, don’t need to look it up, solker.

    I have always been a great admirer and supporter of Meir Kahane (who was murdered by your co-religionists)

    Perhaps you could tell us why?

  9. I already knew you believe in Kahane which only confirms that you are a radical, a fringe dweller, ridiculed by most in the world including the bulk of Isrealis and intelligent Jews and that you support ethnic-cleansing of Palestinians from their lands.

  10. “being punched by a radical Muslim is a huge terrible thing, but ..”

    It beats being beheaded, blown to pieces, or copping a face full of acid?

  11. Kahane and religo-Zionists believe in the forcable annexation of non-Jewish land, settler movements are doing it and thus he is guilty of hatred and provoking violence.

    No, disagree, Islam and Judiasm are very akin, not plagerisms but continuence and clarification.

    The word BUT was relevant though you wish to cut out the rest of the sentance only proves you are willing to stoop to doctering words to lie.

    1. Kahane and religo-Zionists Mohammedans believe in the forcable annexation of non-Jewish land, Arab settler movements are doing it and thus he is are guilty of hatred and provoking violence.

      There you go, fixed it for ya.

  12. “I do not support radicalism in any form, but….”

    I’m an informer for the Moroccan Interior Ministry?

  13. Solkhar the spinmeister again “No, disagree, Islam and Judiasm are very akin, not plagerisms but continuence and clarification.”

    Rubbish, Solkhar! Judaism is based on the covenant between God and Abram / Abraham and his descendents, including Jesus Christ, the mediator of the new testament. Islam is a bad penny – a counterfeit, snide, and of no value whatsoever.

  14. Solkhar, islam is violent, period. Jews and Christians could teach you muslims a thing or 2 about the meaning of peace. And before you bring up your palis, let me tell you one thing, THANK GOD THAT THE ISRAELIS HAD THE SENSE TO BUILD THAT WALL TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN SAFE FROM YOU PACK OF WOLVES! They didnt do it to oppress anyone because even now it is Israel who supplies hundreds of tonnes of food to your palis friends while they do nothing except invent ways of killing Jews. God bless the peace-loving Jews. May you discover the rotten core of your religion before it is too late. And remember – GOD WILL JUDGE YOU FOR DEFENDING EVIL AND TWISTING THE TRUTH.

  15. Mart, one day perhaps you will know reality. The reality that most Jews in Israel and most Palestinians in and outside their lands just want peace and that there are radicals in both groups and supported by radicals and other agenda based groups (and governments) whom wish the confict to continue.

    Your rhetoric is emotive and illogical, period. You can argue about peace in Judaism and Christianity but there are religio-Zionists that are willing to kill and ethnically cleanse the West Bank, Gaza and Hebron (and Sanai) to make a Greater Isreal. There are over the centuries millions of deaths under the banner of Christianity, as there are under Islam and other religions – and I am not naive to think that any of them is in fact claimed for or sanctioned by God, but by the desires of man.

    Mart obviously is a devote religous man, and thus I hope he follows correctly his religous beliefs and thus eliminates his arrogance and naivity, let alone his un-Chrsitian tempremant.

  16. Its seem like most Mohammedans Solkhar is completely lost when it comes to logic Tu Quoque is no defense for the wrongs of Mohammedans . Geez we try and educated them but they are still in the 7th Century mentally.

  17. Solkhar the crucifixion denier wrote “The reality that most Jews in Israel and most Palestinians in and outside their lands just want peace”

    They will get “peace”, Solkhar, but when they do, sudden destruction
    will come upon them and they will be destroyed by the God they (like
    you) mock and blaspheme against. Peace comes on God’s terms, through the Cross of Jesus Christ, not man’s terms, or “allah’s” terms,
    or Antichrist’s terms.

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