UK Declares Nikkah an Invalid Marriage Ceremony

Nikkah will no longer be considered a valid marriage ceremony in the United Kingdom. The Court of Appeal in the country has reversed an earlier decision from two years ago, which declared it a legal way of marriage.Judges said the fact they intended to have a further civil ceremony meant they must have known their Islamic marriage had no legal effect in the UK.

The decision was made in a divorce case involving Nasreen Akhter and Mohammed Shabaz Khan, who joined in matrimony through Nikkah in 1998 with no other civil ceremony in the presence of an Imam and 150 guests.

Source: BBC