Yasmin Rehman: As a Muslim woman, I do not want this sharia guidance

by Carl Gardner on April 29, 2014

Where did the practice note on sharia succession rules come from, Yasmin Rehman of the Centre for Secular Space (and a fellow of the Muslim Institute) asked protesters outside the Law Society yesterday.

What possessed the Law Society to issue this guidance?

Muslim women hadn’t asked for it, she told us. And in an interesting passage on the messages bodies like the Law Society can send to British Muslims, she said

on one level we’re told to integrate, we’re told to be part of British society, and on the other hand we’ve got the apparatus of the state saying if you’ve got a family dispute, go to a sharia council, if you want to educate your children, send them to a faith school … and now, if you’ve got issues around inheritance, another cleric will tell you what to do; the ideology of divide and rule appears to have returned, but it’s only returned for Muslims, and we have to out a stop to it.

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1 Al Rodbell September 16, 2014 at 16:33

I’ve recently been thinking how the male polygamy of Islamic practice and Sharia law, is a codification of the power primacy of such relationships. Multiples wives equates with more power, as would more cattle, implying that they are under the control of the male. I’m uncomfortable even using the word husband for such relationships as that has a different connotation.

Western society has a norm against incisive discussions of groups once they are under the rubric of “religion.” This perverse political correctness obviates understanding. An example is found in what is known as the Rotherdam scandal. It’s lack of public knowledge making my point further.

This is why the concept of “marriage equality” can never be incorporated into a Muslim based society. And according to the single book on the subject by Arni Schmitt,, homosexual relationships are universally defined by the dominant and subordinate roles in Muslim societies, as equality of relationship is not compatible with cultural norms.


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