‘Nikah halala’ should not be banned but restricted: AIMPLB

New Delhi: Ahead of the hearing of the issue in the Supreme Court on the controversial practice of Nikah halala, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) formalised its stand saying Nikah Halala should not be banned but should be discouraged and restricted to rarest of rare situations.

ToI has quoted Board Secretary and legal counsel Zafaryab Jilani saying, ‘Nikah halala cannot be challenged. He further said. ‘This is as per the Quran and the board cannot have a different opinion.’

The members of the Board clarified saying, ‘concept of a temporary marriage with the intent of remarriage with the first husband does not exist in the shariah if a marriage is solemnized with intent of divorce so that the woman can return to the first husband then it is ‘haraam’ and nothing short of a crime that should be punished.

Kamal Faruqui member of the Board said that some unscrupulous elements in the community misusing Nikah halala.

Maulana Saifullah Rahmani spokesperson of the Board said Nikah halala done with the intent of returning to the first husband cannot be supported. We need to create awareness on the issues of triple talaq and Nikah halala.