Triple talaq against Quranic principle, UCC misunderstood: Salim Khan

The controversy arose after the Law Commission recently sought feedback from the public on whether the practice of triple talaq should be abolished and whether a uniform civil code be made optional.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 6:50 pm
Salim Khan Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan

Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan on Monday criticised the practice of Triple Talaq by Muslim men saying it is against Quranic principle. The writer took to twitter to express his view on the raging debate over abolition of Triple Talaq, as demanded by many Muslim women.

“Triple Taalaaq arbitrarily in one sitting is against the Quranic principle. UCC is facing resistance from some clerics and might have been misunderstood by some muslims but, it does not interfere with Islam at all,” tweeted Khan.

 

 

“33 % muslims live as minorities in countries where there is no personal or islamic law. Yet they live in peace. The larger Q is Are muslims following islam at all? If you cant lead them dont mislead them,” added the writer.

 

The controversy arose after the Law Commission recently sought feedback from the public on whether the practice of triple talaq should be abolished and whether a uniform civil code be made optional.

A passionate debate has emerged over the government’s stand to oppose the practice of “triple talaq” with some leading women politicians seeking its abolition, even as Muslim bodies accused the ruling dispensation of waging a “war” on their personal law.

Though most of the women leaders avoided direct comments on the Centres affidavit or sought to dissect it, they were strongly critical of the prevalent practice of dissolving marriage through triple talaq.

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    IML sood
    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
    Such progressive views are to be welcomed coming from Salim Khan without taking in account mean and degraded comments about his personal life from a few.
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      MyTake
      Oct 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm
      Reform or not women is Islam got only "utility" value atbthebhandnof men! Failing to meet the contractual demand, will come down the sword of Talaq!
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        Ajay G
        Oct 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm
        This kind of atude is responsible for half of problems world is facing.
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          Ameena Shaik
          Oct 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm
          Triple Talaq must be banned, there is no place for such things in our religion. It's against women rights, which Allah also does not like such practice.
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            ashok s
            Oct 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm
            India needs unique law ,we do not need to please any community on any basis of their self adopted doctrine. Law and order should prevail as consutional principle. Even Quran written by Muslim patriarch never mentioned triple talak policy
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              iNDIAN
              Oct 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm
              this misguided opportunist is looking to blunt the wrath of Hinduttva people that his son invited over stani artist remarks. This will make him more accepted by rabid fascists but he lacks sincerity and credibility. He's just being a spokesperson for RSS.
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                Farhat Qamar
                Oct 17, 2016 at 6:47 pm
                I am a muslim woman we all Muslims should follow what Holy Quran and Hadis say us I don't want any type of change
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                  RAMJANE
                  Oct 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm
                  Triple Talaq at one time is against the Quran and Hadeeth that is true. Some or very few Muslim men are ignorant about it or intentionally misusing it for their benefit and this news is blown out of proportion by the media and RSS politicians. Reality after a first talaq there is time given for any possibility to reunite. If it does not work out then second talaq again there is time period for the reconcilation. Again, if does not work then the final one. Also, you have to have group of people to witness like during the.time marriage in front of many people. There is nothing called triple talaq rather a 3 time periods so that if there is a chance to reconcile. This awareness is to be given among the muslim men to follow right procedures. But this single misunderstanding does not support to create a reason to introduce a UCC. em Khan is not a right person to comment about UCC because he is not a practicing Muslim at all.
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                    gus
                    Oct 17, 2016 at 10:27 pm
                    But question is why stan, Indonesia etc have removed these, are they not following Koran. Misinterpretation is not actual.
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                      gus
                      Oct 17, 2016 at 10:25 pm
                      This is being debated and instead of personal attack on him or anyone, let Muslim scholars come to a conclusion. Heard that triple talaq is take out by some many Islamic countries. You may check , even believed that stan has better laws than Indian Muslims.
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                        SIML
                        Oct 17, 2016 at 2:24 pm
                        This sympathiser with fake Indian name,Mazumdar's DNA ought to be checked almost all his ranting anti Indian views are reflected..May be a wolf in sheep clothing whose real ideny needs to be disclosed as the bold comments of Salim Khan is giving him heart burn to this moron.
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                          Venkataraman Jagadesan
                          Oct 17, 2016 at 11:32 pm
                          We do not understand why the Muslim men are against the UCC and Tripple talaq?How can they divorce their wife and leave her in lurch with the children and marry another women and it is against the practice of any religion. Since the Muslim men want Polygamy will they accept Polyandry? They should not be hypocrites. These type of anamolies are possible only in India since right from the Independence the Congress which was ruling the country was using the Muslim community as the vote bank and supressed the Muslim women's rights . Now at least all these pseudo secular parties should keep their trap shut and allow the Muslims to join the main stream and enjoy life like other religious people. Jai JInd.
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                            Murthy
                            Oct 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm
                            As Salim Bhai is pointing out 33% of Muslims live in countries where there is no Islamic Personal Law prevails. Even where Islamic Law is followed, as in Egypt, Iraq and Syria, "Triple Talaq" is not allowed. The most important question he is posing is: "Are Muslims following Islam in ALL of the important parts?". They are NOT. They are enforcing everything that is convenient to the MEN... Every Islamic community controls women in ways not sanctioned by their Holy Scriptures. Not every Muslim can understand the Arabic in which those Scriptures were written in the 7th Century.
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                              Murthy
                              Oct 18, 2016 at 12:01 am
                              How do you say that Salim Khan is not a practising Muslim?? Ramjane knows what it means to practise Islam?? Veer Savarkar who founded the RSS was not a practising Hindu. In fact, he was an Agnostic. But we respect his views on Hindu Culture and Hindu History. Pandit Nehru was also an Agnostic, if not an Atheist. He knew no Sanskrit, he was only Pandit by caste. He knew no Manthras. But he wrote a lot about Hindu Culture and "reformed" Hindu Personal Law, although a practising Hindu, President Babu Rajendra Prasad, OPPOSED Nehru's Hindu Reform Bill.
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                                Lotus Valley
                                Oct 17, 2016 at 2:58 pm
                                At least some sensible comment from a rare sane Muslim man
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                                  mike
                                  Oct 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm
                                  Triple Talaq at one time is against the Quran and Sunnah ..only some muslims are ignorant about this..Quran strictly prohbits Divorce but approves of it only in extreme cases there is process to it; First talaq there is time given for any possibility to reunite. If it does not work out then second talaq again there is time period for the reconcilation. Again, if does not work then the final one.
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                                    mike
                                    Oct 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm
                                    Triple Talaq at one time is against the Quran and Sunnah..periodlt;br/gt;Muslim scholars should educate fellow muslims on this subject and thre matters end!!lt;br/gt;why this bhakts barking??????????????????
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                                      mike
                                      Oct 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm
                                      i have seen both kind of Hindus 1 who will not even marry and not touch women 2.who will rape women in moving bus!!! so what is your point??
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                                        mike
                                        Oct 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm
                                        if opportunities come these same Bhakts trying to show as if they are supporting Muslim Women will not lose opportunity to Molest them!!lt;br/gt;go and get a life!!!!
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                                          Mail Me
                                          Oct 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm
                                          There should be no place for primitive barbarian practices of an Arabian desert tribe in a modern secular democracy. Those who want them, should go there.
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                                            Ashok Mazumdar
                                            Oct 17, 2016 at 2:01 pm
                                            Teri maa ki....lt;br/gt;This moron has 2 wiveslt;br/gt;He sd not comment.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;His comments are for Padma Awards.
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