Jamiat organizes training course in Muslim personal law for lawyers

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Worried about excessive hues and cries about the Muslim woman rights and several courts’ judgments on matters of Muslim personal laws seeming contrary to the provisions of the Islamic law, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind today launched a training course in ‘Muslim personal law’ for lawyers.

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The former Chief Justice of India A.M. Ahmadi launched the courses here at Jamiat headquarters, ITO and noted the move to be a positive way to deal with the misunderstandings about the Islamic Sharia.

Jamiat starts training course in Muslim personal law for lawyers

He said, “Each and every community has to face difficulties at sometimes, but a wise community is one which instead of resorting to the sentimentalism, first evaluates its own faults and then correct it and if there is a concerted attempts unleashed for distorting its image, then it thinks it better to respond with wisdom and full acumen. “

While speaking on Common Civil Code, he said that it was not an issue of a particular community but in country like India which is a pluralistic society, such move will not be accepted even by the majority community.

The launching programme was attended by more than four hundred eminent jurists and Islamic scholars where several lawyers and prominent Islamic scholars spoke on the need of courses which could deal with misunderstandings prevailing about the Islamic Sharia in the society.

The speakers included Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani, cleric from Darul Uloom Deoband, Maulana Sayed Mohammad Shahid, Zafaryab Jilani, Mohammad Salman Mansurpori, Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, Shakil Ahmad Sayed, Prof. Afzal Wani and Kamal Faruqui.

Jamiat starts training course in Muslim personal law for lawyers

Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind who is instrumental in starting the course, said that this training programme will cover issue such as marriage, divorce, maintenance, inheritance, testament and auqaf. These training courses in Muslim Personal law have been designed with the objective of making the practicing lawyers better informed about the Muslim personal laws, he said.

The speakers at the progaremme noted that for the last many years, Indian courts have been delivering many on matters of Muslim personal laws which are contrary to the provisions of the Islamic law. The lack of awareness and misunderstanding about many of the provisions are some of the reasons that are leading to such judgments.

They also noted that lawyers are failing to inform the courts about the Islamic laws, due to which the courts develop the understanding regarding Islamic concepts and deliver judgments as per the information passed to it by the concerned advocates. This not only affects the image of Islam and Muslim community but also tarnish the image of Muslims regarding the rights of woman in Islam, speakers highlighted.