There was a programme on BBC 4 on the 22nd August 2016 at 16:30
This was a talk on Sharia Law or Councils within the UK. Whilst it as not compulsory for a Muslim to use it and it as no backing of UK Law, which is still Primary Law of the UK.
It deals mainly with family law, divorce, inheritance, custody of children etc.
What came out of it was the suggestion of all Muslim marriages in the UK to be registered by the register office official in a similar manner to anyone else who gets married in the UK.
Indeed it mentions several Mosques are now licensed for marriage and these marriages are then registered under UK Law as is the norm in other religious institutions.
This overcomes the problem of a man marrying a woman under Muslim law, then if the man decides that this marriage is not for him. He can easily divorce his wife and then remarry if he so wishes. I could in fact lead to children and in fact a semi polygamous marriage.
Whereas a woman finds it very difficult to obtain a divorce, and if divorce is granted then she as problems over custody of children or maintenance etc. Indeed it very discriminatory against women.
What seems to be a problem for the man is many Muslim woman are starting to demand that their marriages are registered under UK Law and all the rights and protection that it brings. Especially that many young woman born in the UK are well educated and are demanding the same rights as other woman within the UK.
I shall end now, and leave it up to anyone interested to listen to the programme.