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Bristol judge will be first in UK to rule on sharia law cases

A Bristol judge has become the first in the country to be allowed to rule on sharia law cases.

District Judge Shamim Qureshi, who sits at Bristol Crown Court, is the first member of the UK judiciary to receive permission from the Judicial Office to carry out such a role, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Sharia is a religious code for muslims which presides over matters like marriage, divorce and financial affairs.

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