Opening its door for non-Muslims, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will hold an open house session for people from other religions for clearing the misconceptions and myths associated with Islam, “which often leads to propaganda”.
The day-long session will be held on September 14 in Lucknow and will be attended by secretary of Islamic Fiqah Academy Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani, who is also an expert in Islamic jurisprudence and is a member of executive council of AIMPLB. Other clerics and office bearers of the board will also remain present. AIMPLB has welcomed non-Muslims and people from different walks of life to attend the session and ask questions about Islamic shariah.
“It is being organised to dispel the misconceptions about Islam,” said Zafaryab Jilani, executive committee member of AIMPLB.
He said those attending the session will be free to ask questions “restricted to three topics decided by the board”. They include polygamy, adoption, and laws related to Nikah. The issue of “love jihad” will be, however, not taken up.
Jilani said there is a misconception that the Muslim men can have four wives and there also is a lot of confusion about laws related to Nikah. “It is also a misconception that Muslims have too many offspring. All these issues will be cleared in light of Islamic shariah supported by latest data,” Jilani said.
The open house is being organised by Tafseel-e-Shariat wing of AIMPLB and Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahli has been made the local convenor of the programme. “It is an effort to reach out to the non-Muslims. Unless others understand our religion well, a situation of misinformation prevails, which often leads to propaganda,” Jilani added.
AIMPLB is expecting that advocates, intellectuals and mediapersons will attend the function. “Advocates and mediapersons regularly face situations where they need to have a proper understanding of Islam. Even Muslim lawyers need to be aware about their religion. We will be making them aware and also clear the myths they have about our religion,” he added.