New Delhi, March 2: Addressing a seminar on “Empowerment of Muslim Women” former member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Prof Mohd Shabbir said that the system of triple talaq in one go has no sanction of the Holy Quran and it has been discarded by as many as 21 Islamic countries in world, including Pakistan.
The Seminar was organised by Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) at theJamia Milia Islamia campus on February 28. The seminar was addressed by CAT Chairman Justice Pramod Kohli, Prof Mohd Shabbir, former acting VC of Aligarh Muslim University and former Member of AIMPLB, writer Mohd Hanif Khan Shastri, and Rajasthan Minority Commission Chairman Sardar Jasbir Singh.
FANS National Organising Secretary Golok Bihari Rai and senior office-bearer Sarala Singh were prominently present.
In his address, Prof Shabbir tracing the history of Islam explained how the provision of triple talaq was twisted by the vested interests to serve their motives. He said that a gap of one month was mandatory in between each talaq so that some way of reconciliation could be searched. And this process would go up to three months. But today they allow divorce by saying triple talaq in one go. This is drifting of Islam under the mullahs, kazis and moulvis, he said.
As many as 21 Islamic countries have rejected this custom of triple talaq as the present triple talaq custom is non-Islamic and against the tenets of the Holy Quran and Hadith, he said.
CAT Chairman Justice Pramod Kohli explained the rights of women as listed and guaranteed in the Constitution. Hanif Khan Shastri said that Islam has guaranteed equal rights to Muslim women. Sardar Jasbir Singh highlighted the Indian tradition that accorded highest respect and regard for the women.
Mohammad U R Rehman argued for equal rights for Muslim women pertaining to law and Islam.
The program was conducted by Shailesh Vats. Rajiv Kumar, Virender Kumar and Arun Kumar from FANS Delhi unit were also present.