Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Evening NEWS DIGEST (early)
09 May 2017: 12 Shaban 1438: Vol: 8, No:186
INDIA:Muslim Personal Law
No govt or court has right to effect changes in Shariat: Top Muslim clerics at Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s programme
New Delhi: India’s top Muslim clerics have unequivocally asserted that Shariat is divine and hence no Govt  or court has right to make any changes in it. When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had no such right, how Muslims can give that right to any Govt or court, they asked while speaking at the concluding program of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s nationwide Muslim Personal Law Awareness Campaign, held at Aiwan-e Ghalib here on Sunday evening. The clerics categorically asserted that Muslim disputes over family matters are reaching courts because of ignorance or deliberate misuse of Shariat provisions, and so Shariat cannot be held responsible for it. Instead, there is strong need to educate the Muslim masses about Shariat, to impress upon them to follow it honestly and to open counseling centers and Shariat panchayats to resolve any disputes over family matters like marriage, divorce, and inheritance. “When Muslims were in power they never interfered in customs, traditions and personal laws of other communities and that is why the British regime respected Islamic Shariat and in 1937 the Shariat Application Act was passed to ensure that courts decide according to Islamic Shariat in family matters like marriage, divorce, and inheritance if both parties are Muslim,” said Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, Secretary, All India Muslim Personal Law Board.He urged Muslims to have full faith and belief in Shariat, acquire its knowledge and practice it fully and honestly. Maulana Fazlurrehman Mujaddidi, Secretary, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, termed the recent hue and cry over talaq and polygamy as part of a global conspiracy to target social and family system of Islam. “We have lost our political system and also an economic system, and now there is a global conspiracy to target our social and family system. Islamic civilization and social system are being targeted as they are a big impediment in the way of Western civilization,” said Maulana Mujaddidi at the program that was presided over by Jamaat chief Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari. “Talaq is a need of human society. When a husband and wife cannot live together for any reason, they can get separated through Talaq,” he said.Maulana Ateeque Ahmed Bastawi, Convener, Darul Qaza committee, All India Muslim Personal Law Board said: “No Govt  or court will be able to make any change in our Shariat if we Muslims remain firm on it. When we ignore Shariat, courts, and Govt s get an opportunity to interfere in it.” He also advised Muslims to avoid going courts on family issues and stressed on setting up of counseling committee in every Muslim locality in the country to resolve disputes of marriage, divorce etc.Eminent Islamic scholar Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan said Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is one of 23 items mentioned in the Directive Principles of the Indian Constitution but only UCC is singled out by people with vested interests.In his presidential speech, president of Jamaat Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari said: “During the campaign, I addressed several events in different parts of the country. The huge number of people at those programs gave a clear message that Muslims are not ready to keep off Islam and Shariat and this should be clear to all.” Maulana Umari said that no injustice can even be imagined in any law framed by Allah. “A Govt , a community or a party or an individual can do injustice but this cannot be said about Almighty Allah that He would take the side of any. So there cannot be injustice with any gender or group or individual in any law framed by Allah,” he said. Earlier at the program, Mohammad Jafar, Convener of Jamaat’s Muslim Personal Law Awareness Campaign (23 April – 7 May) said that through thousands of programs during the campaign, around 100 million people were reached directly or indirectly with the message Islam and Shariat. Major programs were held in all capital cities besides special programs for women. Women cadres of Jamaat campaigned in towns and villages and educated people about marriage, divorce, and inheritance. Some 84 press conferences were addressed by Jamaat’s women leaders while 1500 programs were organized only for women. Around 6 lakh booklets and 17 lakh pamphlets on women issues were distributed. About 32 lakh people were reached through personal contacts and 12,500 Friday sermons were used to educate the Muslim masses on Shariat.webiste
No govt or court has right to effect changes in Shariat, say Top Muslim clerics:
Pic of Aiwan e Ghalib dais where last day of Muslim Personal Law awareness campaign held: okhlatimes
News in picture – Jamaat’s Muslim personal law campaign concluding program, watch video: viewsheadlines
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind’s concluding meet: Muslims clerics question right of govt to make changes in sharia laws
New Delhi: This was the question clerics participating in the concluding meeting of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's nationwide Muslim personal law awareness campaign raised yesterday, according to a statement issued by the organisation.When Prophet Muhammad himself did not have the right to make changes to the divine shariat, how come Muslims allow any government or court to do so? This was the question clerics participating in the concluding meeting of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's nationwide Muslim personal law awareness campaign raised yesterday, according to a statement issued by the organisation. "India's top Muslim clerics have unequivocally asserted that shariat (personal laws) is divine and hence, no government or court has the right to make any changes in it," the statement reads.The clerics observed that Muslim disputes over family matters are reaching courts because of "ignorance or deliberate" misuse of shariat provisions and so the personal laws cannot be held responsible for it."Instead, there is a strong need to educate Muslim masses about shariat to impress upon them to follow it honestly and to open counselling centres and shariat panchayats to resolve any dispute over family matters," the statement added.JIH's national president Syed Jalaluddin Umari, All India Muslim Personal Law Board secretaries Khalid Saifullah Rahmani and Maulana Fazlurrehman Mujaddidi and Islamic scholar Zafarul Islam Khan and others took part in the meeting.Mujaddidi said the recent "hue and cry" over the practices of 'triple talaq' and polygamy were "part of a global conspiracy" to target social and family system of Islam, the statement said.The meeting was culmination of JIH's awareness campaign held between April 23 and May 7.The Centre had on Oct.7 last year opposed in the Supreme Court the practice of 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims and favoured a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism.PTI /DNA
Muslims question right of govt to make changes in sharia laws: India Today/ PTI
No govt or court has right to effect changes in Shariat:The Milli Gazette Online
Govt will not interfere in our lives, if we remain firm on Shariah, says AIMPLB : Twocircles
Ignorance mars personal law debate: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Gujarat seminar
Ahmedabad: As the debate on relevance of triple talaq gets momentum in the country, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's, Gujarat chapter, organized a seminar, on Sunday, as part of their awareness campaign for Muslim Personal Law and Sharia laws. The seminar was held at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Hall in Saraspur where members of Muslim community participated and shared their views.Gujarat convener for the campaign Mohammad Ilyas Qureshi in his speech mentioned that the current debate is result of the ignorance of the Islamic laws and Sharia among the Muslims and population at large.Shakeel Ahmed Rajput, president of the Gujarat chapter, said that there are a number of practices, customs and traditions which are against the idea of Sharia and they should be changed. "Family is the primary unit of the society and the rules should ensure that the love and respect continues in the institution. Customs like dowry are akin to crimes such as theft and robbery," he said.Woman community leader Arifa Parnavi in her speech said that there is need to get women educated so that they can understand their rights. "There should be a good number of counselling centers to resolve domestic issues so that the families should not go to the courts to seek justice," she said.TOI
Ranchi : Jamaat-e-Islami Hind to spread awareness about Personal Law
Ranchi (Daltonganj ): Majority of Muslims are ignorant about the finer points of Talaq, said a campaigner, Matin Tariq, of the Daltonganj unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind. Matin said, “Our own community does not know about the Muslim Personal Law and the result of which is that others go noisy over it and issue tons of statements without understanding that dissemination of wrong ideas and concepts are harmful to the entire society.” On the issue of Talaq, Matin Tariq said there is a strong need for setting up of counselling centres all over the country where people should be counselled over this. He further said that no one has any right to interpret or misinterpret the tenets of Ttalaq as per his own considerations and limits of knowledge. Ali Imam, local president of Daltonganj unit of Jammat - e- Islami Hind said the 15-day campaign launched by this unit is for massive awareness about Muslim Personal Law. However, Imam said as the issue of Talaq is the raging issue now the awareness was too focused on it as well. dailypioneer
Triple Talaq should be seen with perspective of reform not religion: Mukhtar Naqvi
New Delhi:Centre on Sunday launched a scathing at political leaders for politicizing the issue of Triple Talaq while saying that the matter should not be seen with the perspective of religion but ‘reform’.“Triple Talaq issue is not a matter of communalism. It should not be seen with the perspective of religion but reform. Those who are trying to give it a communal angle, they should understand that improvement is necessary for the society,” Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said. Reiterating PM Narendra Modi’s assertion of not politicizing the Triple Talaq matter, he further said society needs to improve and creating any kind of hindrance is not called for.ANI
No solid numbers for triple talaq, but divorce data show interesting trends: indianexpress
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