Welcome to the Sharia Council of Manchester; Your source of support and guidance in matters appropriate, related or applicable to ethical human conduct and behaviour. We can find ourselves in many situations the modern world presents to us that challenge our understanding and leave us bereft of the next best course of action. The aim of the council is to provide the Muslim Community authentic scholarly Sharia-based guidance as well as services. Sharia, or in literal translation ‘Islamic Law’ or ‘Islamic Jurisprudence’ owes its rich heritage to the set of laws that the great Muslim Jurists deduced from God’s Sovereign commandments and prohibitions as mentioned in the Holy Quran and the sayings of the Prophet (PBUH). In all matters from the simple act of Worship to Family Life, Business transactions and personal interactions, salvation of the believer lies in concordance with the Devine Commandments. In the Holy Quran, God says “It is not for any believer, man or woman, when God and His Messenger have decreed a matter, to have the choice in the affair. Whosoever disobeys God and His Messenger has gone astray into manifest error.” (33:36)
Prophet Muhammad (prayers and peace be upon him) said “He/she whom God favours with good, God makes him/her the one who understands in religion” It is the Council’s aim to enlighten the Muslim community of Manchester by educating how to align with Sharia Law whilst living as law abiding citizens contributing to society under the umbrella of our country’s English Law.