Are you still married by Islamic law if you divorce by English law?
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers
Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
It would normally count as a divorce. One should consult a reliable local Islamic scholar about the specifics of one’s case–given the gravity and implications of divorce–and also formalize the divorce in writing, Islamically.
Answered By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani