EU laws do not cover Sharia divorce, says ECJ

Source: BBC News

A couple in Germany who divorced in a Sharia court in Syria cannot have their divorce validated under EU law, Europe’s top court has ruled.

The European Court of Justice said member states must decide for themselves whether to recognise “private divorces”, such as those performed in Sharia courts.

EU law is not applicable, it said.

Islamic law allows a man to divorce his wife instantly by saying “talaq” (divorce) three times.

It is the ECJ’s first ruling on the subject.

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  1. ‘Islamic law allows a man to divorce his wife instantly by saying “talaq” (divorce) three times.’

    The above statement is NOT true! Islam DOES NOT allow instant divorces!!!

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