Court of Protection: Guidance on Observance of Islamic Custom
Mr Justice Cobb has today handed down an important judgment concerning the extent to which people who lack capacity are expected to observe religious (here, Islamic) custom and practice. In this case, Islam recognises that those who lack capacity have no need to observe some practices (here shaving or trimming of pubic/axillary hair). The Court affirmed this position in its judgment. This case is important and should be considered by all those making decisions on behalf of people where the observance of religious customs is an issue.
Link to the judgement can be found here.