Jump to content
Islamic Forum
IbrahimMuhammed

Sharia Court Frees London Knife Youths

Recommended Posts

:sl:

 

Sharia court frees London knife youths[using large font size is not allowed]

 

Sharia law "courts" are already dealing with crime on the streets of London, it has emerged.

 

The revelation came after the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, called for an "accommodation" with parts of the Islamic legal code in a speech which attracted widespread condemnation.

 

The Archbishop said parts of civil law could be dealt with under the sharia system but already some communities have gone much further - and it was revealed today that a teenage stabbing case among the Somali community in Woolwich had been dealt with by a sharia "trial".

 

Youth worker Aydarus Yusuf, 29, who was involved in setting up the hearing, said a group of Somali youths were arrested by police on suspicion of stabbing another Somali teenager.

 

The victim's family told officers the matter would be settled out of court and the suspects were released on bail. A hearing was convened and elders ordered the assailants to compensate the victim.

 

"All their uncles and their fathers were there," said Mr Yusuf. "So they all put something towards that and apologised for the wrongdoing."

 

An Islamic Council in Leyton also revealed that it had dealt with more than 7,000 divorces while sharia courts in the capital have settled hundreds of financial disputes.

 

Today's revelations came as controversy raged over Dr Williams's call for parts of sharia law to be adopted in Britain.

 

His comments were condemned by Downing Street, the Tories and the chairman of the Government's Equalities and Human Rights Commission. They were described as a "recipe for chaos" by Culture Secretary Andy Burnham.

 

Along with the Islamic Council in Leyton, there are reports of at least two other sharia courts sitting in London. There are also courts in a number of other areas of the country with high Muslim populations, including Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, Birmingham and Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

 

Most are understood to concentrate on divorce cases - although such judgments are not recognised in British law - as well as financial disputes.

 

Suhaib Hasan, a spokesman for the Islamic Sharia Council in Leyton, which was set up in 1982, said that he and his colleagues dealt with more than 200 cases a year, ranging from inheritance to marriage and divorce.

 

"From the beginning, people have wanted our services. More and more come back to us. Each month we deal with 20 cases," he said.

 

On its website, the Islamic Sharia Council warns those who use its services that the divorces it grants cannot invalidate a union under British civil law and advises that a separate civil divorce should be obtained.

 

As well as giving advice on legal matters, such as inheritance, the website also gives general guidance on Muslim practices including the need for beards and the need for women to cover themselves in public.

 

It also covers issues such as whether women should train as doctors. It supports this as a "lesser evil", but suggests that training should take place at an all female college and that future treatment should be given to "women only".

 

 

Source: (you are not allowed to post links yet)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetthisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23436339-details/Sharia+court+frees+London+knife+youths/article.do"]you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_you are not allowed to post links yetthisislondon.co.uk/standard/art...uths/article.do[/url]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PropellerAds

:sl:

 

So whats the problem here?

 

Ask yourself this Brothers and Sisters..............if you done wrong would you rather be judged by Sharia or the law of the land you lived in.

 

Me? I would always hope that as a Muslim, fellow Muslims would make the judgement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So whats the problem here?

 

Ask yourself this Brothers and Sisters..............if you done wrong would you rather be judged by Sharia or the law of the land you lived in.

 

Me? I would always hope that as a Muslim, fellow Muslims would make the judgement.

 

I agree with you brother. If I have wronged I would also want to be judged by Sharia.

 

Safety and peace be upon the Ummah.Ameen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:sl:

 

If I do anything I ask myself "What does Islam say about this?"

 

So if I have done wrong I would expect to be judged by (1) Allah on the day there is no denying, the day of Judgement.................and (2) in this life by Sharia.

 

There is a lot of rubbish being said in the UK news the last couple of days, but I know for sure that if me and my future wife were to get into marriage difficulties the first thing we would do, inshallah, is see a respected Iman.

 

Islam first in EVERYTHING :sl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all :sl:

 

If God had wanted Sharia law worldwide would it not say so in the Koran?

 

Although it does have parts that explain how to live in a another county and under there laws.

 

there is no debate on this really.

 

 

Peace all :sl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The story is too vague. It says that they were released on bail, which means that the harges against them still stand and that they will still face the usual justice system. AFAIK it isn't possible for the victim of a stabbing to ask that the charges be dropped once they have been laid. It''s SOCIETY that "has been stabbed" once charges are laid, not just an individual, and certainly not the parents of an individual.

 

So the violent youths are having to face TWO trials.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Peace be upon he who follow the guidance,

 

 

I also agree with you bothers IBowOnly2Allah and Zinc15. I also want to be judged by the Noble and Glorious Sharia, which is the infallible God's law, and not by man-made laws.

 

 

Regards.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×