'Yasmeenah' has her case heard by three Islamic scholars
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Inside a Sharia council divorce hearing

"Yasmeenah" is seeking an Islamic divorce from her husband and has turned to a Sharia council in the hope one will be granted by Islamic scholars.

This council at Birmingham Central Mosque is one of an estimated 30 established councils across the UK, often referred to as Sharia "courts".

The BBC has been given rare access.

The Victoria Derbyshire programme is broadcast on weekdays from 09:00-11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel.

  • 11 Jul 2016
  • From the section UK