The practice of Sharia Law in Britain has long been a controversial topic.

In light of the most recent investigation into the operation of sharia courts, Shaista Gohir, the chair of Muslim Women’s Network UK argues that the opinions and experiences of Muslim Women who have used the sharia court system need to be heard more to avoid discriminating Muslim women further.

As Shaista points out, removing the sharia court system entirely would drive divorce proceedings underground, increasing the vulnerability of muslim women.