BBC | This World | Inside a Sharia Court
TV to see, tonight (Monday 1 October), 9pm on BBC2.
This World gains exclusive access to a Sharia court and its characteristic judge, Judge Isah, in the state of Zamfara in northern Nigeria.
Some British Muslims want Sharia law implemented in the UK. Sharia law is already practised informally in parts of Britain to resolve Islamic divorce, inheritance and family disputes. Now some Muslims want their laws to work alongside the existing legal system.