Thursday, April 27, 2017

India: Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat opposes instantaneous triple talaq


"The divorce procedure in Islam is so well designed that it allows every chance for conciliation and fulfil the rights of women"

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: The Times of India
By Yudhvir Rana | Edited | Apr 27, 2017

** The story has been edited to remove subtle inaccuracies introduced by the original reporter.

AMRITSAR: The Ahmadiyya Muslim community of Punjab has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Aditiynath's drive against triple talaq among Muslims and instead supported the procedure which is explained in the Quran.

A spokesperson of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamat, India, Tariq Ahmad told TOI on Wednesday that triple talaq in a single session couldn't be justified. Stating that talaq was the most displeasing acts in the eyes of Allah, he alleged that due to the unjustified interpretation by so-called Muslim clerics the matter of talaq had become more displeasing. "The divorce procedure in Islam is so well designed that it allows every chance for conciliation and fulfil the rights of women," he said, adding that the Quran mentioned three different stages of talaq and not three pronouncements of talaq.

[To explain the Ahmadiyya position on tripple talaq, the community had organized a special press conference in 2016.]

To support Ahmadiyya Muslim community's cause, Maqbool Ahmad and his wife Tahira Zahoor announced to begin a nationwide drive to explain the correct procedure of talaq as defined in the Quran. Maqbool said they both have decided to initiate a nationwide movement in this regard. "We will bring awareness among the Muslim community and explain how the procedure of talaq is well defined in the Quran," he maintained.

Tahira said instead of abolishing the talaq, Modi and Yogi should first abolish the prevailing casteism from society. "Pronouncing talaq three times is not divorce but one has to pass through the prescribed Islamic procedure, which gives enough time for reconciliation," she said.

Tahira was born and brought up in Faislabad in Pakitan before marrying an Indian national, Maqbool, a resident of Qadian in Gurdaspur district in 2003. After 13 years of struggle, Tahira finally got the Indian citizenship in 2016. Tariq said that there were 6,000 Ahmadiyyas in Qadian while their population in India was over one lakh.

The Ahmadiyya sect of Muslims have been declared kafir (infidel) in Pakistan and they can't freely practice their religion and are often subjected to persecution.


** The story has been edited to remove subtle inaccuracies introduced by the original reporter.


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