The triple talaq debate in the Muslim community intensified today as the Supreme Court began hearing petitions on the issue saying it would examine whether the practice was an enforceable fundamental right.
Several organisations voiced their opinion on the matter that has polarised the community between the orthodoxy and the reformists. While some termed it a religious matter that the community should resolve, others expressed faith that the judiciary would deliver justice to Muslim women.
All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) spokesperson Maulana Yasoob Abbas said he welcomed the Supreme Court’s observation. “Time has now come to decide whether Prophet’s Islam will reign supreme or the Islam of a selected few mullahs.” “Many Muslim countries have already put an end to the practice as it is directly linked to the lives of Muslim women. In the Shia community, there has been no place for triple talaq in one go,” he added.
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