Aina Khan has launched a unique survey to gather vital information about UK Muslim marriages.
The survey is part of the Muslim Marriage Project launched by Aina earlier this year. It is aimed at Muslims who were married in the UK and asks essential questions such as:
> Is your Islamic marriage registered under UK law?
> Are you aware that an unregistered marriage does not give you any legal rights under UK law?
Aina has recently appeared on BBC’s Inside Out West and BBC Radio Gloucestershire to talk about the topic of unregistered Muslim Marriages in the UK. Her own experience is that over 80% of British Muslims under age 30 have an unregistered Muslim marriage.
Aina told BBC Inside out Reporter Charlotte Callen that “thousands of British Muslim women discovering that their marriages are not legal.”
“There are currently no official figures on how many 10,000s are in unregistered marriages in the UK. This survey aims to collect this data and analyse it. Over the coming months, I am providing information to the Muslim community about the essential need to register their UK marriages. I have clients who have lost £100,000s of life savings investing in a family home, or suffered horrific human rights abuses during marriage and after separation. None of this would have happened if the marriage were legally registered. Until we can get the marriage law changed to cover all religions, it is up to Muslims to protect themselves”.
The Survey, which takes only 10 minutes to complete can be found by clicking here or following the link below. It will also be sent to mosques, women’s groups, Sharia councils and other groups across the UK.
Aina hopes to collect information from at least 100 responses per month over the next year. The survey will form part of a large research project in 2015. The information gained f4rom these will help Aina target the areas that needs to be treated to ensure that Muslims obtain their matrimonial rights under UK law.
Aina invites you to contact her if you have any questions and encourages you to promote the survey to your contacts. Direct line (020) 7923 8468.
Survey link: Click here.
Aina Khan will be launching a series of nationwide road shows in the coming months, as well as a unique survey to gather data on the number of Muslim marriages that are not registered under UK law.
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