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Bhopal: ‘Triple talaq ‘undesirable’; those practising it should be boycotted’

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:19 AM IST

Jamait-e-Islami leaders address a press conference
in the city on Sunday |
Jamait-e-Islami leaders address a press conference in the city on Sunday |
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BHOPAL: Triple talaq is a ‘non-desirable’ form of divorce in Islam and those practising it should be socially boycotted. There is a need for social reform among the Muslims and the Jamait-e-Islami Madhya Pradesh would soon launch a Muslim Personal Law Awareness Campaign in the state. During this 15-day-long campaign beginning April 23, the Jamait intends to contact at least 20 lakh people in big and small towns through public meetings and other means.

Announcing this at a press conference here on Sunday, Maulana Mohammed Zafar, all-India secretary of Jamait Islami and convener of the awareness campaign committee, Hamid Baig, president of the state unit of the Jamait and Mahnaz Ismail , state president of its women’s wing said a majority of  Muslims were ignorant of the Islamic family law and that was at the root of most of the problems.

Maulana Zafar said Muslims should keep the teaching of Allah and his Rasool in mind while taking decisions in family matters. He said the debate in the media and in political circles on the Muslim Personal Law was not centred on real issues.

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Answering a question, Maulana Zafar said the Shariat did allow for divorce but only when there was no other recourse left. He said the Quran had answers to all questions on marriage, divorce, succession and other family issues.

He said if Muslims strictly followed the Shariat, they would set an example which other communities of the country would like to emulate. They said family disputes should be solved through Darul Kaza. This will reduce the burden of cases on courts.

They said under the Shariat Application Act, 1937, the Shariat law had primacy over other laws and if both the parties in a dispute were Muslims, it had to be resolved under the provisions of the Shariat. He said the Constitution of India guaranteed freedom of conscience and religion, which was a fundamental right. This provision allowed Muslims to follow the Muslim Personal Law.

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Zafar said the demand for uniform civil code was improper and the Jamait did not support it. He also said divorce through social media was valid.

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Published on: Monday, April 24, 2017, 07:35 AM IST