Rule of Women’s entry in Mosques is not new, Sunni scholars

“Women go to Mecca mosque as part of performing Hajj and Umrah and this need not be extended to other mosques,”

Rule of Women’s entry in Mosques is not new, Sunni scholars

Malappuram: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had admitted a plea filed by a Pune based Muslim couple. A bench headed by justice S A Bobde issued notice to the Centre, Waqf Board and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. The court also stated that it will examine the issue only because of the Sabarimala judgement.

Reiterating its stand opposing the entry of women in Mosque, the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama — an influential body of Sunni scholars and clerics said that Muslim women should offer prayers inside their homes.

General Secretary of Samastha, K Alikkutyy Musaliyar said, “We cannot accept court’s intervention in religious matters. We should follow the directions from religious leaders.” TOI reports.

Samastha has taken a similar stand on the Sabarimala women entry issue as well, added Musaliyar.

He also said that the rule regarding the women entry in Mosque has been in existence for the past 1,400 years as Prophet Muhammed (SWS) had given clarification about it and it is not new.

The grand mufti of Sunni-Sufi Muslim community in India and General Secretary of All India Sunni Jamiat-ul-Ulama, Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musliyar said that the courts should intervene in matters related to faith only after consulting religious leaders.

“Women go to Mecca mosque as part of performing Hajj and Umrah and this need not be extended to other mosques,” he added.