Published: 00:00 GMT Daylight Time - Friday 08 June 2012
Daily Prayer - Friday 08 June 2012
Sharia is continuing to extend its reach in Western countries. In the UK thousands of Muslims are using sharia councils to settle their civil disputes each year, and several of these bodies have reported a large increase in their case load. Under sharia law a woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man’s and women suffer discrimination in divorce, inheritance and compensation. The councils have no authority over criminal or family law, but in practice they carry great authority in the Muslim community. Pray that the Islamisation of Western societies will be checked and that the principle of equality under the law will be maintained.