Aina Khan at Legal 500 Top Tier Firm Solicitors will bringing her “Register our Marriage Roadshow” to Cardiff on Wednesday 18th November 2015 as part of a series of events and campaign providing vital information on unregistered marriages.
The event, which will be held at Cardiff & Vale College (City Centre Campus) CF10 5BF from 6PM to 8.30PM, will address the issue of unregistered marriages in the Muslim community and the impacts these can have on vulnerable women involved.
“It is estimated that 80% of young British Muslims are in unregistered marriages – and that this is growing rapidly. Possibly the most pressing need for reform is to educate Muslims on the Islamic narrative regarding having a formally recognised marriage that protects women and children.”
Topics including Nikah religious marriages; advice for Women who find themselves unknowingly in a polygamous marriage and the fact that educated and professional women are too are finding themselves losing all their savings and earnings because they have no legal rights after living together without a registered marriage will be discussed.
Aina hopes for high attendance to the event which will help to change to the lives of 100,000s.
Aina Khan’s “Register Our Marriage” roadshow has already seen successful turnouts throughout the UK. As part of her ‘Register Our Marriage’ project she will discuss the importance of registering marriages in the UK. It is estimated that around 80% of young British Muslims are in unregistered marriages and that this is growing rapidly.
As a consequence of this, many couples are left with no legal rights upon divorce or to inheritance and pension rights. Given the shocking deficiency in quantitative and qualitative data, intellectual paralysis has set in.
With this in mind, Aina Khan, initiated roadshows around the UK to facilitate reform by Muslims themselves, by way of ‘Ijma’ (consensus) and ‘Ijtihad’ (rational analogy).
As part of the ‘Register Our Marriage’ Roadshow, a set of distinctive and innovative mechanisms are to be put in place to address the situation;
a) A wide-ranging survey on Surveymonkey on Muslim marriage and divorce (launched on 30 September 2014) . See link here.
b) A strong social media campaign to quickly reach the under 30s
c) A nationwide series of road shows visiting major UK cities
d) A series of webinars and blogs with ‘How To’ guides on Muslim marriage and divorce
e) Training materials for Mosques and wedding venues to register marriages
f) Disseminating the widely recognised Islamic narrative of formally recognised marriage and unequivocal financial support of wives and children
g) Setting up of local ‘Women only’ Sharia Councils to grant Islamic divorces to women who do not have the power of divorce given in the Islamic marriage contract.
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