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Civil Divorce
When a marriage breakdowns either a man or woman can initiate a divorce.  If it is recognized under British law (because it took place abroad and was registered with the relevant authorities in the country or if a civil marriage was conducted in Britain), then a divorce needs to be obtained through British courts. Even after obtaining a divorce under civil law (if applicable), Muslim women will also want to be divorced in accordance with her faith. 

Religious Divorce

With regards to the Islamic marriage, the woman will need to involve a religious authority.  In Muslim countries, this would be the Islamic court.  However, in the West where Muslims are living as minorities, women must approach institutions or individuals that are recognized as a religious authority (e.g. mosque, shariah council, Islamic scholar or cleric). A fee is usually paid in return for assistance with the divorce.  However, women's experiences show that the service they receive varies according to culture, school of thought and religious sect.  Although some women have positive experiences and are helped swiftly, many others are discriminated against.
 
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Birmingham Central Mosque
Phone:0121 440 5355/ 0121 446 4157 As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email: 
Website:www.centralmosque.org.uk 
Address:180 Belgrave Middleway Highgatem, Birmingham, B12 0XS 
Central Mosque & Islamic Cultural Centre
Phone:0207 725 2206 As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email:registrar@iccuk.org 
Website:www.iccuk.org 
Address:146 Park Road, London, NW8 7RG 
Fiqh Council Birmingham
Phone:07858 344378 As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email:info@fiqhcouncilbirmingham.com 
Website:www.fiqhcouncilbirmingham.com  
Address:1A Highfield Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 0EL 
Islamic Centre of England
Phone:020 7604 5516  This is a Shia divorce service. 
As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email: 
Website: 
Address:140 Maida Vale, London W9 1QB 
Islamic Sharia Council
Phone:0208 558 0581 As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email:info@islamic-sharia.org 
Website:www.islamic-sharia.org 
Address:34 Francis Road, Leyton London E10 6PW 
Liverpool Muslim Society
Phone:0151 709 2560 As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email:info@liverpoolmuslimsociety.org.uk  
Website: 
Address:Al Rahma Masjid, 29-31 Hatherley Street, Liverpool, L8 2TJ 
Manchester Islamic Centre & Didsbury Mosque
Phone:0161 434 2254/4544 As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email:sharia.didsbury@gmail.com 
Website: 
Address:271 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2WA 
Muslim Arbitration Council
Phone:0747 932 3717  As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email:info@matribunal.com 
Website:www.matribunal.com 
Address:Watling Street, Nuneaton, CV11 6BE 
Muslim Law Council UK
Phone:07769690786  As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email: 
Website: 
Address:8 Gleneagles Road Heald Green Cheadle SK8 3EL 
Muslim Women's Advisory Council (Aanchal Women's Aid)
Phone:0203 3849412 
Email:mwac@aanchal.org.uk 
Website: 
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Muslim Women's Network Helpline
Phone:0800 999 5786/ 0303 999 5786/ 07415 206 936 Muslim Women's Network Helpline work with a scholar/imam who complies with good practice so if you would like to access this service, please contact the helpline.
Email:info@mwnhelpline.co.uk 
Website:www.mwnhelpline.co.uk 
Address: 
Sharee Council Dewsbury
Phone:01924 464122 As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email: 
Website:www.shareecouncil.org 
Address: 
Shariah Council Midlands
Phone:0121 773 2756 As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email: 
Website:www.shariahcouncil-midlands.co.uk 
Address:3 Braithwaite Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B11 1LB 
The Muslim Law Shariah Council
Phone:020 8992 6636  As practices vary amongst shariah divorce services, we DO NOT endorse this service nor can we guarantee the quality of the service they provide. These details are for information only.
Email:info@shariahcouncil.org 
Website:www.shariahcouncil.org 
Address:20-22 Creffield Road Ealing, London United Kingdom W5 3RP 
 
 
 
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