Advisory to be issued to ‘Qazis’ that they should tell grooms to not resort to such a divorce
Muslims resorting to triple talaq will face “social boycott” and an advisory will be issued to the ‘Qazis’ that they should tell the grooms that they will not resort to such a form of divorce, a prominent Muslim body told the Supreme Court on Monday.
Dubbing triple talaq as an “undesirable practice” in the Shariat or Islamic law, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said a dispute between husband and wife should be settled through “mutual interaction” and a code of conduct on this has been released by it, keeping in mind the tenets of the Shariat.
The AIMPLB, which filed an affidavit, said that in order to discourage triple talaq as a form of divorce, it has decided to “socially boycott” those Muslims who resort to saying talaq in one go and reduce such divorce incidents.
It told the apex court, which had heard the pleas challenging the practice of triple talaq at length for six days, that it has already passed a resolution in its working committee meeting on April 15-16 against the practice of triple talaq.
“The stand of Shariat is clear about divorce that the pronouncement of divorce without any reason and that three divorces in one go are not the correct method of pronouncement of divorce. Such a practice is strongly condemned by the Shariat,” it said.
In its affidavit, AIMPLB said it has decided to issue an advisory through its website, publications and social media platforms asking the Qazis (judge of a Sharia court) to tell the bridegroom at the time of executing the ‘Nikahnama’ (marriage contract) that they would not resort to ‘three divorces in one sitting’ in case of differences, as this is an “undesirable practice in Shariat”.(read more)