Re-codify Muslim Personal Laws: Jamaat Islami’s women wing




By Najiya O, TwoCircles.net,

Malappuram: While calling upon Muslim women to come forward to effectively utilize the 50% reservation in local self government institutions, the women’s wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) today demanded re-codification of Muslim Personal Laws such that they cannot be misused.

“Women should come forward to effectively utilize the 50% reservation in local self government institutions,” said KK Fathima Suhra, state president of JIH’s women’s wing while presiding over the state Women’s Conference organized by JIH at Kuttippuram in Malappuram district of Kerala. “Muslim scholars should re-codify the personal laws such that they cannot be misused. The Muslim community should be ready to provide women their real space in Islam,” she added.

Women have a way to go forward and no priesthood can prevent them from their onward move, said T Arifali, state Amir of JIH Kerala. Social revolution is impossible without the participation of women who comprise half of the society, said PV Rahmabi, state vice-president of the women’s wing.

Earlier inaugurating the Women’s Conference Yvonne Ridley, famous British journalist and human rights activist, said: Muslim women are showing their strength in spirituality and worldly matters and nobody can now avoid their unique collective force.


Jamaa't-e-Islami Kerala Amir Mr. T. Arifali addresses Kerala Woman Conferece

Miss Ridley said that the new world order created by imperialism and Zionism has become a global threat. The existence of the world will be stable only by recognizing and defeating it. The backwardness of women will adversely affect social development. Ridley recollected the experience that peace activists faced in Cairo when they tried to express solidarity with the suffering people of Gaza. The activists followed the Gandhian strategy of peaceful protest but were beaten up and harassed.

Ridley expressed her disappointment in denying her visa to enter the country of Gandhi. She added that some forces were trying to damage the good image of democratic India in the world. Having denied visa to enter the country, Ridley addressed the conference via video conference from London. A Rahmatunnisa translated the speech into Malayalam.


Jamaa't-e-Islami Kerala Women Chief Ms. K.K. Zuhra addresses Conference

Athiyya Siddiqui, national president of JIH’s women’s wing, Adv Noorbina Rasheed, state secretary of Women’s League, Sauda Padanna, state committee member of JIH women’s wing, Raheena KK, state president of Girls Islamic Organisation, and KK Safiyya Sharafiya, state committee member of JIH women’s wing, spoke.

The conference which raised the slogan 'Women power for social revolution' passed four resolutions which demanded to make modifications in reservation and women’s reservation, to be in the forefront against dowry, to codify the Muslim Personal Laws and to reclaim ethical and moral values.

The conference which was organised wholly by women began at 4 pm on the banks of River Nila at Kuttippuram in Malappuram. Around one lakh women attended the conference which was the first of its kind in the state. The namaz of Maghrib and Isha at the time of Maghrib showed the discipline and unity of the women who joined together at the conference. The audience was entertained by a few Islamic songs by young girls.

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Masha Allah our sisters now

Masha Allah our sisters now moved to understand their rights given by our Creator Allah The Most High. This is the best strategy to combat wrong thoughts infiltrating by biased media about the status of Muslim women. Let us light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.

May Allah accept their work.

Moulana Maududi Being cheated by his own followers

Moulana Maududi Saheb being cheated by his followers itself is the tradegy of today. He taught us the Islam as what Prophet (SAW)preached. He clearly mentioned in his book 'veil' that how muslim women in the society. Shame on you Jama'athe Islami.

Jamaa't Women's conferenece

Dear Brother...
Assalamu Alikkum
Don't be nervous about Jamaa't Women's conference. I can realize that you are the member of preisthood islamists. Study the lessons from History... Sumayya(R), Aisha (R)

Sorry to Say that...Anonymous

Dears.... sorry to say that your comments is unsolicited. If muslim girls can attent mixed colleges and universities... if women can work in Government offices.... y cannot attend the conference conducting by themselves. you are having blindness because of your superstrecious believs........ sorry

JIH conference

why you ashamed on Jamaa'te Islami. ashamed on yourselves. You have some doub in your wife and on your daughters.
you ashamed because of personal experiences.

learn from history

Dear brother/sister please go back to the lessons of islamic history and read for yourself the role muslim women played, the examples of Nusaiba who shielded d prophet during a war n thus proved to be an effective warrior, the example of Shifa who was appointed the governance of the busy market place by Umer , the example of Aisha who was one of the most knowledgeable person and taught men as well.. etc etc

No doubt this womens conference was a step ahead in the move towards womens empowerment in Kerala.Do listen to the speeches like the one by Safiyya Sharafiyya , u will know their true intentions.
The Custom of Veiling(niqab)is simply not practical to all and not compulsory.

women in islam

assalamu alaikum,

i don't know what moulana maududi saheb has written in his book.but i know women were allowed to serve for islam,by even participating in wars.I don't understand why my brother here has said shame on jamaathe islami.i don't know any of jamaathe islami leaders preventing women from covering their faces or preventing them from any ibadath.if women don't come in-front who will speak to other illiterate women?is it possible for men alone to give education to women?And if women don't speak-up for them who else would?for example,when a beauty contest takes place and men rally against it other "modern people" including those among ourselves would only say that muslim brothers are "illiterate" and they don't want women to "grow".At the same time if women march against it then definitely people will think why women are preventing themselves their "opportunities".

women in islam

assalamu alaikum,

i don't know what moulana maududi saheb has written in his book.but i know women were allowed to serve for islam,by even participating in wars.I don't understand why my brother here has said shame on jamaathe islami.i don't know any of jamaathe islami leaders preventing women from covering their faces or preventing them from any ibadath.if women don't come in-front who will speak to other illiterate women?is it possible for men alone to give education to women?And if women don't speak-up for them who else would?for example,when a beauty contest takes place and men rally against it other "modern people" including those among ourselves would only say that muslim brothers are "illiterate" and they don't want women to "grow".At the same time if women march against it then definitely people will think why women are preventing themselves their "opportunities".

JIH Women's conference

I am one of Mujahid supporter and critisizer of Jamaat-Islami. Now i have been realizing that; Jamaat-Islami is much ahead from other Organizations in India.
It is really appreciable Jamaat is giving much preference to bring womens to main stream as per Quraan and sunna.
Keep it up and best wishes...

Women's empowerment

Dears...
I really appreciate Jamaat Islami for giving chance TO come womens to front ward. No other muslim organization doing this, even mujahid groups or Popular front extreamists.
I am praying for Jamaat supporters ' May Allah fulfil their efforts' aa'meen....
Dr.Samiya Raheem
Barakkah Policlinic, Al-Rass. KSA

Kerala Women's

Some of my friends invited me for the conference. but i could'nt go for some personal reasons. really I miss this chance to participate this historical event.
Jamat Islam welldone. I pray for your future.

Jamaa't Women's

Best Wishes to Jamaat Islami...... Only the Organization in India has good future. No any political and relegious organizations can avoid us because we are 50% of population , no body can make revolution without womens participation. so i am advicing to all Islamic and political orgainzation to use this chance to re-think about womens position in the society.
Only one relegion (Islam) treating women and men are equal.
Ya Ayyuhalladeena Aamanu Min Dhakkarin Wa Unza ...... li tha'arafooo.... inna akramakkum indallahu Athkkakkum (Qura'an)

Kuttiuram conference

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmathullahi wa barakathuhu
By the Grace of Almighty Allah i had the opportunity to attend this conference. Alhamdulillah it is a great success and May Allah subhana hu wa tha'ala give strength to the Muslim brothers and sisters to take right decisions at the right time to work in His way.
Wassalam
Sameer & family Mangalore

I respect Jamaa't Islami Workers

I am very very happy to get chance to participate this historical conference. some of my friends and neighbors force me to attend this conference since i am very lazy. but now; my mind is filled with thanks to my friends to invite these Great conference.
'May God bless you for Good efforts' Now I am very much intreasted to learn more about Islam.
Thanks ... thanks.... thanks.... to my friends and neighbors

Well done

Well done...We need more and more in quick action across the country....

prepare people mind for girls education at any cost in any circumstances..

regards
Mohammad kalam

Establish Shariah Courts.

Taliban fame Sister Yvonne ridley is a rallying point for all women organisations throughout muslim world..She is following salafi manhaj.She is famous for her refusal to shake hands with the Deen of Al Azhar university.Cairo.Egypt,and answered him that it is unislamic to shake hands with nonmahrem.
Thanks TCN for not showing faces of our sisters.Jazakallah

Establish Sharia courts...response to Salafi

Dear brother Salafi;
Assalamu Alaikkum
I am one of salfi Manhaj follower. but i am very sad about situation now in kerala. We are always critizicing each other (Salafi AP group and Madavoor groups) in very bad manner. Our Mahallu Madrassa is locked by police because of fight between the Salafi groups.also i know from many of our members (different district) having same problems,
Just we are telling the unity in words only. why our learders are not seeing these type of fights, are they not understanding the meaning of Quraan? or just fighting for our selfishness and organizational partiality.... it is not a single case, it is all part of kerala, and GCC
While i was in saudi (two years back) Madvoor group announced one big malayalee conference (saudi malaylee sammelanam) our group including me, informed Saudi Jaliat authority.. to stop this convention because of just partiality and organizational blindness.
So i would like to advice all our Salfi members and leaders. stop blaming and cricizing in bad manners and we should appreciate others good efforts like Jamaat Women's conference.
Jazak Allah Khair..

WALAEKUMUSSALAM

WALAEKUMUSSALAM REHMATULLAH,
When you are talking about Salafi Mahaj,if you want to compare then you must compare it with the manhaj of Jamaateislami.
I agree there are personal differences among salafi groups,as in any other group.In fact nowadays one can hardly claim even one home where there are no differences.
Salafis have strong objections against Maulana maududi&Jamaat e islami for their unislamic stand on Shias,and Grave Worshippers.
Yvonne Ridley is new convert muslim feminist,she is learning and following Salafi manhaj.It does not mean her address will give approval to all unislamic activities(house to house campaigning for election) of JWC.

Jamaate Islami... we hope

Jamaate Islami is the hope of muslim future. We all pry for streangthen Muslim umma thru Jamaate Islami.

Well done Jamath to do this courageously

Well done Jamath to bring the better half of our community to the main stream. Yes it is damn sure others will follow soon to do this courageously. This is matter of time. Keep it up awakening programme for this better half forever through India.

Well Done ...Best wishes to

Well Done ...Best wishes to JIH

Jamaate Islami always...

Assalam..
Jamaate Islami always treating men and women are equal as Qura'an Says.We should Appreciate Jamaate Islami for thier hardwork and intellegent movements.
with best wishes and pray.
Haseena Salam
ITT Industries
Milano, Italy

VIDEOS

jih conf video's at www.jihwomenkerala.org

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Conference Video's at www.jihwomenkerala.org

WOMEN'S SOCIAL PARTICIPATION IS NOT ISLAMIC.

Jamate Islami's decision to participate women in politics and election is not good.Most of our scholars are not approving it.In the name of women, some men will do all things.Then why we give such power to women?.We Sunnis will not support this trend.