Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Will my case be confidential?

A: Yes, we will ensure that all details about your case are kept completely confidential from all third parties. We will not share this information with anybody without your express consent.

Q: Are there opportunities within MAT for jobs and/or work experience?

A: Yes, please see our Careers page.

Islamic Divorce:

Q: How long does a typical Islamic Divorce for women (Khula) take?

A: A typical case of Khula can take anything up to 3-4 months to finalise. However this is dependent upon the co-operation of the Husband.

Q: Do I need my husband’s consent for a Khula?

A: Yes, for a Khula to be effective, the husband’s consent must be given.

Q: What happens if my husband does not co-operate with the divorce procedure? Can I still get a divorce?

A: In such a situation, our Tribunal will assess whether you have the grounds for the annulment of your marriage (faskh). If so, your marriage will be annulled and you will then be free to re-marry following your waiting period (‘Iddah).

Q: How much does an Islamic Divorce for women (Khula) cost?

A: The cost for a Khula £300.00 which is submitted to MAT together with the application form.

Q: If I get an Islamic Divorce through MAT, will I still need a Divorce under English Law before I can remarry?

A: Yes. A Khula issued by MAT will be effective under Islamic Law however not English Law. You must always seek a divorce through English Law if your marriage was registered.

Q: Do I need an Islamic Divorce if I have already had an English Divorce?

A: The answer to this question depends upon several factors. Please contact us for advice and guidance.

Islamic Wills & Inheritance:

Q: How much does it cost to make an Islamic Will?

A: A usual Islamic Will costs £200.00 to draft and execute.

Mediation and Arbitration:

Q: Who will be on the panel of Arbitrators?

A: There will be two members from our Tribunal on the panel. Each member of the panel will be legally and Islamically trained to deal with such disputes.

Q: Will the decision of MAT be binding upon the parties?

A: As MAT is operating within the remit of the Arbitration Act 1996, the decision of the Tribunal will be binding on the parties in the same way that a High Court judgment would be and if need be, can be enforced.

Q: What is the cost of Mediation / Arbitration?

A: This varies on the complexity of the case. Please contact us for a quotation.