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Australian Muslims don’t want sharia law

New South Wales Muslims believe Australian society accomodates Islamic law, and are not seeking to create a separate Islamic legal system according to research from the University of Sydney.

Dr Ghena Krayem conducted interviews with members of Muslim communities in Sydney. Dr Krayem focused on family law, an area where observant Muslims abide by both Australian and sharia law when it comes to marriage and divorce.

The study suggests observant Muslims do not seek to create a separate legal system to rival Australian law, and existing legislative instruments, such as prenuptial agreements, allow for sharia to be practised within the Australian legal system.

Read more at University of Sydney

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