Below is a non-exhaustive list of publications which provides a bibliography for those who are interested in researching the area of unregistered Muslim marriages.
A list of websites and reports which may also be of interest can be found here.
- Ahmed, F ‘Religious Freedom under Personal Laws’ (OUP 2016)
- Ahmed, F ‘The Autonomy Rationale for Religious Freedom’ (2017) Modern Law Review 80 (2) 238–262
- Ahmed, F ‘Remedying Personal Law Systems’ (2016) 30 International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 248
- Ahmed, F ‘Religious Tribunals, Religious Freedom and Concern for Vulnerable Women’  Child and Family Law Quarterly363 (with Jane Norton)
- Ahmed, F ‘How Religious Arbitration Could Enhance Personal Autonomy’ (2012) 1 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 424 (with Senwung Luk)
- Ahmed, F ‘Personal Autonomy and the Option of Religious Law’ (2010) 24 International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 222
- Ahmed, F ‘The Value of Faith’ (2010) 38 Religion, State & Society 169
- Ahmed, F ‘Religious Arbitration: The Ontario Debate’ Arbitration (August 2011); Runner-up, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies/Three Faiths Forum Essay Prize 2010 (with Senwung Luk)
- Ahmed, F ‘The Problem with Personal Law’ in Shazia Chaudhury and Jonathan Herring (eds), Cambridge Companion to Family Law (CUP, forthcoming)
- Ahmed, F ‘Islamic Community Processes in Australia’ in Samia Bano and Jennifer Pierce (eds), ‘Mediation and Religious Arbitration in National Contexts’ (Dartmouth College Press, forthcoming)
- Ahmed, F ‘Religious Norms in Family Law: Implications for Group and Personal Autonomy’ in John Eekelaar and Mavis Maclean (eds), Managing Family Justice in Diverse Societies (Hart, 2013)
- Ahmed, F ‘Religion and Human Rights: Conflicts and Connections’ in Paul Hedges (ed), Controversies in Contemporary Religions, Volume 2: Public and Ethical Controversies (Praeger Publishers 2013) (with Nazila Ghanea)
- Ahmed, F ‘The Autonomy Rationale for Religious Freedom’ UK Constitutional Law Blog (5 April 2017)
- Akhtar, R.C. ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages in the UK; Examining Normative Influences Shaping Choice of Legal Protection’, in M.C. Foblets (et al) (Eds) (2018), Personal Autonomy in Plural Societies; A Principle and its Paradoxes, Routledge, Law and Anthropology
- Akhtar, R.C. ‘Unregistered Muslim Marriages: An Emerging Culture of Celebrating Rites and Compromising Rights’, in R Probert, J Miles and P Mody (2015) Marriage Rites and Rights, Hart Publishing, Oxford
- Akhtar, R. C. (2013) ‘Towards Conceptualising User-Friendly Shariah Councils’ Journal of Islamic State Practice in International Law, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 112-135.
- Ali, S S ‘Authority and Authenticity; Sharia Councils, Muslim women’s rights and the English Courts’ (2013) Vol 25(2) Child and Family Law Quarterly pp. 113-137.
- Ali, S S ‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’: Sharia Councils and Muslim Women’s Rights in the British Muslim Diaspora in S S Ali, Modern Challenges to Islamic Law (2016) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Ali, S S ‘Internet Fatawa: Challenging Tradition and Modernity in Womenand Gender Issues’ in S S Ali, Modern Challenges to Islamic Law (2016) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Ali, S S ‘From Muslim Migrants to Muslim Citizens: Islamic law and Muslims in a Multi-faith Britain’ in Griffiths-Jones, R. (ed.) Islam in English Law. Rights and Responsibilities and the Role of Shari’a, (2012) Cambridge University Press pp. 157-175.
- Ali, S. S , Hellum, A. and Griffiths, A. (eds.) “Behind the Cyberspace Veil: Online Fatwas on Women’s Family Rights” From Transnational Relations to Transnational Laws: Northern European Law at the Crossroads (2010) Ashgate Publishing, pp. 125-146.
- Ali, S.S , Hellum, A., Stewart, J & Tsanga, A (eds.) ‘Interpretative Strategies for Women’s Human Rights in a Plural Legal Framework: Exploring Judicial and State Responses to Hudood laws in Pakistan’ Human Rights, Plural Legalities and Gendered Realities: Paths are Made by Walking. (2006) Harare: Weaver Books. Chapter 15
- Al-Sharmani, Mulki, Mustasaari, Sanna, and Ismail, Abdirashid. “Faith-based Family Dispute Resolution in Finnish Mosques: Unfolding Roles and Evolving Practices,” In: Bano, Samia (ed.). Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes: Women, Mediation, and Religious Arbitration. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University, 2017.Pp. 270-291
- Al-Sharmani, Mulki and Ismail, Abdirashid. “Marriage and Transnational Family Life among Somali Migrants in Finland.” In: Migration Letters, 14, 1, 2017: 38-49 (co-authored with Abdirashid Ismail)
- Al-Sharmani, Mulki. “Striving against the ‘Nafs’: Revisiting Somali Muslim Spousal Roles and Rights in Finland.” In: Journal of Religion in Europe, 8, 2015: 101-120
- Al-Sharmani, Mulki. “Islamic Feminism: Transnational and National Reflections.” In: Approaching Religion, 4, 2, 2014:83-94
- Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Al-Sharmani, Mulki, and Rumminger, Jana. Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition. Oxford, UK: Oneworld, 2015
- Al-Sharmani, Mulki. Gender Justice and Legal Reform in Egypt: Negotiating MuslimFamily Law. The American University in Cairo Press, in press.
- Banda, F & Joffe, F.L ‘Women’s Rights and Religious Law: Domestic and International Perspectives’ (2016)
- Bano, S (2012) Muslim Women and Shari’ah Councils: Transcending the Boundaries of Community and Law (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan)
- Bano S Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes: Women, Mediation, and Religious Arbitration
- El Fegiery, M ‘Islamic Law and Human Rights: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’ (2016)
- Grillo, R ‘Muslim Families, Politics and the Law: A Legal Industry in Multicultural Britain’ (2015)
- Jones-Pauly, C & Tuqan, A.D ‘Women Under Islam: Gender Justice and the Politics of Islamic Law’
- Lukito, R ‘Legal Pluralism in Indonesia: Bridging the Unbridgeable’ (2013)
- Mehdi, R ‘The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan (RLE Politics of Islam)’ (2013)
- Menski, W & Pearl, D ‘Muslim Family Law’
- Naʻīm, ʻA.A.A ‘Islamic Family Law in A Changing World: A Global Resource Book’ (2002)
- O’Sullivan, K ‘Muslim Marriage (Non)Recognition: Implications and Possible Solutions’ (with L. Jackson) (2017) 39(1) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 22-41
O’Sullivan, K ‘Putting the cart before the horse? The Arbitration and Media Services Bill’ (with L. Jackson) (2016) Family Law 82-85
- Platt, M ‘Marriage, Gender and Islam in Indonesia: Women Negotiating Informal Marriage’
- Thompson, S. and Sandberg, R. 2017. Common defects of the Divorce Bill and Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill 2016-17. Family Law47(April), pp. 425-451.
- Sandberg, R. and Thompson, S. 2017. Relational autonomy and religious tribunals. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 6(1), pp. 137-161. (10.1093/ojlr/rww059)
- Sandberg, R. and Thompson, S. 2016. The Sharia Law debate: The missing family law context. Law and Justice 177, pp. 181-192.
- Sandberg, R. 2016. The failure of legal pluralism.Ecclesiastical Law Journal 18(2), pp. 137-157. (10.1017/S0956618X1600003X)
- Sandberg, R.et al. 2012. Britain’s religious tribunals: ‘joint governance’ in practice. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 33(2), pp. 263-291. (10.1093/ojls/gqs031)
- Sandberg, R. ed. 2015. Religion and legal pluralism. Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series. Ashgate.
- Sandberg R ‘Judicial Review of Shariah Councils’ UK Constitutional Law Blog (1 May 2015) (with Adam Perry)
- Schroeter, S ‘Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia: Women’s Rights Movements, Religious …’ (2013)
- Shah, P & Foblets, M ‘Family, Religion and Law: Cultural Encounters in Europe’ (2014)
- Topidi, K & Fielder, L ‘Religion as Empowerment: Global Legal Perspectives’ (2016)
- Voorhoeve, M ‘Family Law in Islam: Divorce, Marriage and Women in the Muslim World’ (2016)
- Welchman, L ‘Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States: A Comparative Overview of Textual Development and Advocacy’ (2007)
- Welchman, L ‘Women’s Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on Reform’ (2004)