The article was misleading. No change had been made in the law. People were still free to give away their estate in whichever way they wished.
London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 25 March 2014
As a leading figurehead in the UK on Islamic Law, Aina was asked to comment on this headline and to explain whether "Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system" and whether “Under groundbreaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether” as the Telegraph had claimed.
Aina stated; "The article was misleading. No change had been made in the law. People were still free to give away their estate in whichever way they wished. The Law Society had merely given recent guidance for Solicitors drawing up “Sharia Compliant” wills. There was an agenda in certain organisations to stir up discord where there is none".
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Aina Khan is a leading Islamic Law Expert and Head of the Islamic Department at Legal 500 recommended law firm Duncan Lewis Solicitors.
Aina Khan regularly makes TV, radio and press appearances. She advises parliamentarians and academics on Islamic Family Law and frequently speaks at the Houses of Lords & Commons, Universities and conferences.
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