Channel 4 has commissioned a documentary titled The Truth About Muslim Marriage, to be shown this Tuesday. It examines whether Britain's centuries-old marriage laws need to be updated to reflect and better serve today's multifaith society.
The sighs and groans have already begun from Muslims about this on my social media. "Not another documentary 'othering' Muslims," have been the cries.
I do not share this complaint. I have heard enough tales of women wronged and almost destroyed in the cases of separation and divorce to know that this is a subject that needs to be shouted about from the rooftops in order to obtain a change in the law. One which will give British Muslim women the right to a civil divorce and a share of matrimonial finances.