Any change in Shariyat will not be tolerated: Mahali

Lucknow: Amid raging debate over verbal triple talaq, a top Muslim cleric today attributed the increasing confusion over Shariyat laws, especially those related to women, to the lack of adequate information and implementation of these laws.

All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Maulana Khali Rasheed Farangi Mahali said majority of the women were satisfied with Shariyat and there was no need to amend these laws.

Islami Shariyat was not meant to change with time and situation, he said.

Mahali said problems were cropping up as Muslims were not following the laws properly.

“Any change in Shariyat will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of female members of the Board to take Islami Shariyat to women,” he said.

The AIMPLB member said the issue of triple talaq was being raked up because of lack of information among Muslim women about rights given to them in Islam.

“No other religion provides so much rights to women like Islam. On certain issues, women have more rights than men and 99 per cent Muslim women were happy with the law,” he said.

“Shariyat does not do injustice to anyone. In Islam marriage is an agreement, which is solemnised with the will of both the parties,” Mahali said.

Regarding triple talaq, the cleric said that giving triple talaq at one go was wrong and they condemn it.

After recent court orders a fresh debate has started on women’s right in Shariyat.

His statement assumes significance as All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board had said earlier said that Shariyat law would not work in India and it could only be followed in Islamic countries.