Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind calls triple talaq un-Islamic

At a rally in UP on October 24, PM Narendra Modi had said “lives of Muslim women cannot be allowed to be ruined by triple talaq”.

Written by Seema Chishti | New Delhi | Updated: December 2, 2016 5:16 am

THE 33rd session of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, held in Ajmer last month, held triple talaq as un-Islamic while opposing any proposals for a uniform civil code. While even the Ahl e Hadith, one of the most reclusive sects among Indian Muslims, has said the same thing, the stand taken by Maulana Mahmood Madani’s organisation is significant as the Jamiat is the largest organisation of imams in India. The Ajmer session was attended by imams of the many madrasas run by the organisation. The Supreme Court is hearing a bunch of petitions questioning the validity of triple talaq.

Quoting the resolution passed at the Ajmer gathering, Madani said, “The session condemned  talaq at one go and appealed to every section of Muslim society to make strides to eliminate it.”

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The resolution added, “We have to wage jihad against the wrong practices prevalent in nikah and talaq. We have to spearhead the movement to give proper rights to women in accordance with Islam. We will strive to insert such clauses in the nikahnama that will resolve any disputes in martial life.”
Admitting that a Law Commission questionnaire on “reforms” in personal laws had provoked fears of an attempt to push a uniform civil code, Madani said, “The PM has spoken on this and his credentials on this are suspect. So we are not concerned about what he has said. But we feel women in Islam have been given their due and we must ensure that happens practically. That is central to Islam.”

At a rally in UP on October 24, PM Narendra Modi had said “lives of Muslim women cannot be allowed to be ruined by triple talaq”.

Madani said the Jamiat had started persuading people to adopt the kabin nama, which is like a pre-nuptial agreement. “There had been a move in 2005, at our 28th session, to have the kabin nama along with the nikahnama. Like a prenuptial agreement, the kabin nama requires designation of two representatives each on both sides to mediate in case of irreconcilable differences between couples, so that women can get divorce easily.”
The Muslim personal law also provides for “khula”, where a wife can unilaterally ask for divorce.

The Jamiat resolution also made its stand clear against a uniform civil code, calling it fundamental violation of the compact of India where religious minorities are free to practise their faith. “We consider practising and preserving our religious identity and dealing with our internal matters in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah our constitutional rights,” said the resolution.

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    farzi kumar
    Dec 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm
    Good to see certain muslim caring about right and wrong and showing progressive mentality.
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      farzi kumar
      Dec 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm
      Sorry brother what you are saying may be right but only in metro cities. lt;br/gt;I am from a small town and have many muslim friends (25-35 age) and sometime i see them discussing what maulvi had said to them about their personal married life. And ratifying the advice strictly
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        Uzma Naheed
        Dec 4, 2016 at 3:46 am
        In the ahadith of the validity of TT we found that the first reaction of Rasool Allah {pbh}was anger .He said "are you playing with book of Allah"?but by decade we were insisting on second stage when He was silent.which means the validity of TT.i could never understood why we do not concentrate on Prophet s (pbh)or khulafa e Rashideen's first emotion of anger.this is a given right {zaman o makan }of ulamae kiram to announce the Talaqe Ahsan form .
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          Abu Basim Khan
          Dec 2, 2016 at 6:04 am
          Never too late.
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            Parantap Bhatt
            Dec 8, 2016 at 8:45 am
            Despite the statistically minor black sheep, Muslims in both India and Indonesia, world's top2 largest Muslim poted countries are showing progressive outlook. As it is hard for the polarization brigade to digest this, so they keep moving from topic to topic.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;However, the onus is also on Progressive Muslims to speak loudly so that these issues are not hijacked by extremist Muslims and opportunists ready to demonize the all Muslims. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;While for the rest of us, we need to be clear in our heads about what we are reading and watching, and check whether the source of news is always presenting us the hardliner extremists or is nuanced enough to show the complete picture.
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              Kaliyug
              Dec 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm
              Maybne the triple talaq should force the cutting of the "Male Plumbing", into three pieces, soon it will be disowned by the Ulema.
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                Kaliyug
                Dec 2, 2016 at 5:04 pm
                The Muslims have the right to divorce, it has to be done in a fair and equitable way. Divorce should be only allowed via a court where there is impartiality, so that both parties can have their dirty laundry sorted out before parting ways. Merely sitting at the doorsteps and murmuring triple Talaq is totally unfair to the women.
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                  Ramakrishnan
                  Dec 2, 2016 at 8:47 am
                  It is the best form of revolution when positive change comes from with in. We should congratulate the ulemma for taking this stand.
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