Author: Sadikur Rahman

The Government should be wary of its review on sharia ‘law’

The Government should be wary of its review on sharia ‘law’

Sadikur Rahman says implementing official recommendations on sharia 'courts' would entangle civil and religious law... Read More »

State recognition of Islamic nikah marriages is no way to empower Muslim women

Most women in the UK who have Islamic weddings are missing out on their legal rights. The solution to this problem... Read More »

Sharia reviews and the case for non-accommodation and non-regulation

Our legal system cannot be permitted to fracture into parallel codes for different religious groups. Sadikur Rahman... Read More »

The niqab in schools: An argument for prohibition

Sadikur Rahman argues that the case for banning full face veils in schools extends far beyond whether or not they... Read More »

Charlie Hebdo: a perspective one month on

25 years after the Rushdie Affair, one month after the atrocities in Paris and days after the attack on a free speech... Read More »

British media fails the free speech test

The British print and media press's response to the Charlie Hebdo attack has involved victim blaming, obfuscation... Read More »

Law Society, religion and the law: reasons to be cheerful

The last year has seen a number of successful campaigns against attempts to impose religion in our secular legal system.... Read More »

Why is the Law Society promoting Islamic rules and legal services?

After attending a seminar held by the Law Society on Islamic rules and legal services, Sadikur Rahman reflects upon... Read More »

The Law Society should stay out of the theology business

Sadikur Rahman, of the Lawyers' Secular Society, argues that the Law Society's response to criticism of its sharia... Read More »

Sharia law is well and truly operating in the UK – thanks to the Law Society

Sadikur Rahman, of the Lawyers Secular Society, fears a practice note issued by the Law Society could compromise the... Read More »