Jamiat terms SC verdict ‘against the Islamic Shariat’, claims to fight against such attempts

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Today, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind held a meeting in Delhi office to discuss the verdict of Supreme Court regarding instant triple talaq. The meeting was chaired by its national president Maulana Qari Mohammad Usman.

Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary at Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind gave a statement to the press which was unanimously adopted during the meeting.

Jamiat has termed the verdict “against the Islamic Shariat”, as they said in a press statement, “There is no ambiguity in this that the Supreme Court by it 3-2 majority verdict has struck down the practice of instant triple talaq. We express our deep concern over this verdict as it is against the Islamic Shariat.”

“The Supreme Court has explicitly underlined that as per Indian Constitution, Muslim personal law is guaranteed as the fundamental right. And the Constitution is duty bound to protect it. It implies that several provisions of the personal law including other forms of talaq, polygamy, and right to inheritance etc., which are incorporated in the Shariat Application Act 1937 are parts of the fundamental rights and thus can’t be set aside,” said the Jamiat’s statement.

The Jamiat leaders also said, “However, the Supreme Court has observed that issues like halala and polygamy will be separately taken up for consideration. In this case, the effects of this verdict on these issues can’t be overruled.”

In view of the apprehensions arising out of between the lines of this verdict, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind seeks to make it clear that “it will never compromise on religious rights guaranteed in the Constitution as fundamental ones.”

“Any attempt to trample upon religious rights should not be condoned. We will continue to fight against any such attempt at every level,” said Jamiat leaders.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has appealed to Muslim fraternity to not give talaq without any unavoidable circumstances, as “talaq is not the desirable thing in the eyes of Shariat.”

“Especially Muslims must avoid practice of the instant triple talaq so that others cannot find ways to interfere in our religious matters,” said JUH after the press briefing on Wednesday

The meeting was also attended by Maulana Salman Mansoorpuri, Advocate Shakeel Syed, Niaz Farooqui, Maulana Salman Bijnauri, Mufti Affan Mansoorpuri, Maulana Mazuddin Ahmad and others.