Muslim Law Board plans to open Sharia Courts in all districts of India

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LUCKNOW: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board or AIMPLB, the highest decision making body on Muslim affairs, plans to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) in all districts of the country to resolve issues in line with Islamic laws.

The proposal will come up for discussion at a meeting of the Muslim Law Board in Delhi on July 15.

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“At present there are 40 such courts in Uttar Pradesh. We plan to open one such court in every districts of the country. The objective of Darul-Qaza is to resolve matters in light of Shariat laws instead of going to other courts,” senior member AIMPLB, Zafaryab Zilani, told news agency PTI.

Noting that around Rs. 50,000 is spent on running a Darul-Qaza (Sharia court), he said, “They will be discussing ways to generate resources for this during a meeting of AIMPLB in Delhi on July 15”.

With an aim to make lawyers, judges and the common man aware about Sharia law, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board will also be activating its Tafheem-e-Shariyat (TeS) committee.

“We will be activating Tafheem-e-Shariyat committee to make lawyers, judges and common man aware about Shariat laws. We will be discussing this at the All India Muslim Personal Law Board meet,” Mr Jilani said.

He said the Tafheem-e-Shariyat committee has been around for 15 years, and is entrusted with the task of making lawyers and judges, if possible, aware of arguments related to Sharia law.

“The committee was used to organise conferences and workshops all over the country, with Islamic experts trying to delve in details about Shariat laws and address queries of participants. It is now felt that the committee should be activated and more such programs should be held,” he said.

The issues taken up by the committee in various programs, included “Triple Talaq and Virasat” (divorce and inheritance) besides others.

Asked about the other matters that will figure in the meeting, he said progress of the Babri Masjid (mosque) case will be discussed, and future course of action will be decided. “The Muslim faction does not want delay in the Supreme Court’s decision on the matter as reported in the media,” he said.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board meeting comes against the backdrop of statements by some leaders favouring construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

“Statements are being made on the Ayodhya issue. Some are saying that the decision will come in a particular month and it will be in favour of a particular side. Such statements are an attempt to belittle the highest court of the country. This should be taken into consideration. It will be discussed in the meeting,” a Muslim Law Board member said, according to news agency PTI.

He confirmed that the Muslim Law Board has already said it would accept any decision made by the Supreme Court on the issue. PTI

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  1. Better late than never !

    Ulema finally seem to be waking up from their long-time slumber/sleep.

    Will the AIMPLB actually implement or just jumlebaazi like our leader?

  2. Judgements as per shariah laws will generally go in favour married muslim women and thus communal BJP RSS will be deprived of the handle to use against vilification of Islam. Hindu women will soon later on demand judgement in their case as per Islamic laws. To the dismay of communalists, they will watch aghast muslim men going to courts and their wives saying they want Islamic judgements only.

    • it will go in favor of muslim women … daily 10 cases of triple talaq and halala is what they will get certified by maulanas ….. the maulanas in these court will only do halala and enjoy

  3. How about criminal law? Why not follow full Quran and why pick and choose from Quran. Will flogging, limb chopping be allowed.. no doubt, it will attract lot of tourists. Or will these courts be dealing WOMEN issues, like 4 wives, 3 second talaq and legal Halala. Will moulvis there or qazis will teach wife beating classes?

  4. Mr. Hinduism,
    You lack knowledge of Islam. Besides the Indian law permits counseling centers. Even Hindus have it. Even police have it. These are not shariah courts as some communalists dub it.

    • Very true.
      Islamic counselling centres to peacefully and wisely settle marital and property disputes by mutual consent and reduce the burden of courts.
      Also help innocents accused with expert free legal guidance hopefully.

    • Then follow Indian Law. If you want to follow then why only sexual issues from Quran like 4 wives, halala, 3 second talaq. Show one democratic non Muslim secular country where Muslims and it is allowed. We indians will insist that if Muslim want 4 wives then plublic flogging and limb chopping too should be followed. Muslim are misusing liberties provided in constitution. Muslim are saying to Hindus to be SECULAR but Muslim will be Muslim.

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