Forced Halala is against Islamic principles: Darul uloom clerics

Muzaffarnagar: ‘Arranged’ or ‘forced’ Halala is against Islamic principles and people doing so must be ashamed of doing this to Muslim women said Darul Uloom Deoband.

A divorced woman has to marry another man before she can remarry her first husband under Halala that is permitted in Islam but this is wrongly misused nowadays said the scholars, TOI reports.

“In divorce cases, some people decide in advance that a woman has to do Halala with another man in order to re-marry her earlier husband. This is completely wrong and Islam does not like this deed. It is shameful and forbidden under Islamic law,” replied the scholars to a man who asked a question on Halala.

Explaining woman’s rights in the fatwa, clerics said: “If any woman is divorced under triple talaq, she has the right to marry any man excluding her ex-husband. But if the second husband divorces her, she can marry her first husband after an ‘iddat; (spending a fixed period of time at home). Forcing such a woman to do Halala in order to marry her first husband is forbidden,” the fatwa added.

The clerics said several cases have been reported from the community of women who are being forced to do Halala after getting a divorce from their husbands.

The fatwa was welcomed by other Islamic scholars and NGOs.

Social activist Rehana Adeeb from the NGO Astitva said, “It is good to hear that such a fatwa was passed by Darul Uloom Deoband. It will give the right direction to Muslim society to take the correct stand on this issue.”