Stating that the practice of triple talaq was causing immense problems in Muslim society, a body of clerics has written to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and Islamic scholars to build consensus on making a three-month period mandatory before finalisation of divorce.
In letters to AIMPLB and clerics of Deoband and Barelvi sects, the Sunni Ulema Council claimed that in seven Islamic countries, including Pakistan, Sudan and Jordan, the mandatory condition of three months is in place and the community in India too should consider similar practice.
It will lead to less divorces as couples will get time for reconciliation. If the husband has given triple talaq in a fit of rage or when he was in an inebriated condition, he can make amends which is not possible under the present practice of giving talaq in one go, said Haji Mohammed Salees, general secretary of the Council.
Salees has been leading an awareness campaign on the issue.
“Ninety per cent of men regret after giving triple talaq and want to return to their wife and children. But several complications are there due to the conditions involved in such cases,” he said, adding that many clerics have now come together and proposed that ‘triple-talaq’ in one go should not be recognised.
“Couples will get a chance to work out their differences in the three-month mandatory period. Chances of reconciliation will increase and less families will break apart,” he said.