Polygamy a blessing, not curse, says AIMPLB; defends triple talaq

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muslim-with-two-wivesNew Delhi : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Friday defended the practice of triple talaq and polygamy, professing that polygamy is a social need and a blessing and not a curse for women.

Saying that “polygamy is a blessing, not a curse for women”, the AIMPLB, in its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on Friday, said that if the option of polygamy was not available to a husband, then he may divorce his existing wife or indulge in illicit affairs.

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“An unlawful mistress is more harmful for social fabric than a lawful second wife,” the AIMPLB said in its repose to suo motu petition on the rights of Muslim women concerning marriage, divorce and maintenance and whether the current practices under Muslim Personal Law was violative of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

Defending the Shariah granting right to divorce to the husband, the AIMPLB said that “men have greater power of decision making. They are more likely to control emotions and not to take a hasty decision. Men are expected to behave thus on the following grounds”.

The top court by its October 16, 2015 order had directed its registry to file a PIL to address the issue of the rights of Muslim women in respect of concerning marriage, divorce and maintenance.

Terming a “common misperception” spread by communal outfits that the incidence of polygamy is higher among Muslims, the AIMPLB, referred to several surveys since 1931, to drive stress that Muslims have the lowest rate of polygamy in India.

It however defended polygamy saying that the institution is not considered immoral in Sharia Law, which proceeds on the principle that the “institution of monogamy is most desirable but cannot be made mandatory”.

“In the Indian context it should be remembered that polygamy was widely prevalent amongst many non-Muslim communities as per their respective personal laws. However with passage of time some of those communities were subject to compulsory rule of monogamy,” AIMPLB said in its reply.

Contending that the “practice of one religion cannot be compared with other religion as it is unique feature of one’s religion”, AIMPLB reiterated its position that it was only the parliament that can deal with the issue of personal law and it can’t be interpreted by the courts.

Seeking to oust the courtds from interfering with matters of personal law, the AIMPLB said that “personal laws of a community cannot be re-written in the name of social reform”, and Muslim personal law can’t be challenged as it is a right rooted in religion based on Quran and Sunnat.

It said that the “practices, sought to be reviewed by way of the present suo motu writ petition are protected by Articles 25 and 26 read with Article 29 of the Constitution of India”.—–IANS

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  1. But I do not know any educated Muslim in West has two wives to render hell like atmosphere at home. Money & property are the two
    forces that can destroy a family man with more than one wife.
    I am not with those Mullas who tie their wives just to kitchen wall.

  2. >AIMPLB said that “men have greater power of decision making. They are more likely to control emotions and not to take a hasty decision. Men are expected to behave thus on the following grounds”.
    Is AIMPLB mentally bankrupt? Men have greater power of decision making? India has seen several prime ministers & if you ask anybody which prime minister had highest decision making power, everybody will say ‘Indira Gandhi’. I really feel pity towards muslim organizations those express such thoughts in 21st century. The biggest problem with muslim community is 50% women has no voice towards how they interpret their religion. Muslim organizations are dominated by men only & they decide as per their convenience.
    Triple talaq & polygamy is an insult of any woman where her husband’s love is divided among wives & she is always under tension when her husband will say Talaq. Illicit sex is initiated by men then they should be punished & not women. Islam is based upon gender discrimination & you give punishment to women for the crime made by men. Shame on your thought process..

    • At least shut your mouth. Why do you bark like a dog. whenever you open your mouth, take out fire from it. Non-Sense and Jahil person. Who are you to interfere in the matter of Islam?
      What 21st Century has given the people of the world? Can you tell me? Always talking of 21st Cen.

    • Alas how ignorant you Secular Hindu. To divert the attention from the ‘INHUMAN’ treatment of women in Hindu society you made STUPID comment, “Islam is based upon gender discrimination & you give punishment to women for the crime made by men. Shame on your thought process..”

      Don’t shed crocodile’s tears in favor of our women. Who are you to suggest us hoe to act with our women ?

      With proud we Muslims are guided by Qur’an and Hadith (Teachings of our Prophet, PBUH)

      You might have lost your mind, that’s why you posted such childish and immature comment.
      In one of your previous post you, based on your assumption, you told “If you ask a muslim married couple whether they want son or daughter, around 99% percentage will say son… why is it so?”
      It’s ridiculous and absurd. We are 100% sure that, this question you DID NOT ASK a single Muslim, because in your question you have used the word ‘If’ ……… what does this mean? Dump your AGAR, MAGAR, SHAED, LEKIN to dust bin.
      Come forward with practical ‘Statistical Report’ of Indian society, majority (85%) of which are Hindus
      “Sex-selective abortion or female foeticide has led to a sharp drop in the ratio of girls born in contrast to boy infants in some states in India. Ultrasound technology has made it possible for pregnant women and their families to learn the gender of a foetus early in a pregnancy. Discrimination against girl infants, for several reasons, has combined with the technology to result in a rise in abortions of foetuses identified as female during ultrasonic testing.

      The trend was first noticed when results of the 1991 national census were released, and it was confirmed to be a worsening problem when results of the 2001 national census were released. The reduction in the female population of certain Indian states continues to worsen, as results of the 2011 national census have shown. It has been observed that the trend is most pronounced in relatively prosperous regions of India.[8] The dowry system in India is often blamed; the expectation that a large dowry must be provided for daughters in order for them to marry is frequently cited as a major cause for the problem.[9] Pressure for parents to provide large dowries for their daughters is most intense in prosperous states where high standards of living, and modern consumerism, are more prevalent in Indian society.

      Rates of female foeticide in Madhya Pradesh are increasing; the rate of live births was 836 girls per 1000 boys in 2001, which dropped to 812 by 2011. It is expected that if this trend continues, by 2021 the number of girls will drop below 900 per 1000 boys…………”

      Due this alarming condition PM Modi launched Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Hindi: ???? ????, ???? ?????, Save girl child, educate girl child) a Government of India scheme that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services meant for women. The scheme was launched with an initial corpus of ?100 crore (US$15 million)
      According to census data, the child sex ratio (0–6 years) in India was 927 girls per 1,000 boys in 2001, which dropped drastically to 918[2] girls for every 1,000 boys in 2011. A 2012 UNICEF report ranked India 41st among 195 countries.
      The Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme was introduced in October, 2014 to address the issue of declining child sex ratio (CSR). This is implemented through a national campaign and focused multi-sector action in 100 selected districts with low CSR, covering all States and UTs. It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
      Speaking on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, Prime Minister Modi, called for the eradication of female foeticide and invited suggestions from the citizens of India on “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” on the MyGov.in portal.
      Prime Minister Modi launched the programme on 22 January 2015 from Panipat, Haryana.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beti_Bachao,_Beti_Padhao_Yojana.

      You secular Hindu come to sense, don’t post non-sense comment

    • You non-sense Secular Hindu, look at your Sati Daha system.

      In this age of ascending feminism and focus on equality and human rights, it is difficult to assimilate the Hindu practice of ‘Sati’, the burning to death of a widow on her husband’s funeral pyre, into our modern world. Indeed, the practice is outlawed and illegal in today’s India, yet it occurs up to the present day and is still regarded by some Hindus as the ultimate form of womanly devotion and sacrifice.
      Sati (also called suttee) is the practice among some Hindu communities by which a recently widowed woman either voluntarily or by use of force or coercion commits suicide as a result of her husband’s death. The best known form of sati is when a woman burns to death on her husband’s funeral pyre. However other forms of ‘Sati’ exist, including being buried alive with the husband’s corpse and drowning.

      Alas what ‘BARBARIC’ practice !!! Alas what ‘BARBARIC’ practice !!! Alas what ‘BARBARIC’ practice !!!

      Sati was regarded as a barbaric practice by the Islamic rulers of the Mogul period, and many tried to halt the custom with laws and edicts banning the practice.

      Historically, the practice of sati was to be found among many castes and at every social level, chosen by or for both uneducated and the highest ranking women of the times. The common deciding factor was often ownership of wealth or property, since all possessions of the widow devolved to the husband’s family upon her death. In a country that shunned widows, sati was considered the highest expression of wifely devotion to a dead husband (Allen & Dwivedi 1998, Moore 2004). It was deemed an act of peerless piety and was said to purge her of all her sins, release her from the cycle of birth and rebirth and ensure salvation for her dead husband and the seven generations that followed her (Moore 2004). Because its proponents lauded it as the required conduct of righteous women, it was not considered to be suicide, otherwise banned or discouraged by Hindu scripture.

      Alas what a ‘BARBARIC’ practice !!! Alas what a ‘BARBARIC’ practice !!! Alas what a ‘BARBARIC’ practice !!!

  3. WE STAND BY EVERY WORD AND DECISION TAKEN BY AIMPLB.
    PART OF SECULARISM IS LUNATIC,VULGER AND IMMORAL AND APPROVES OF POLYGAMY THROUGH THE DOOR OFLIVEIN RELASHANSHIPD.GIRL FRIENDS,BOY FRIENDS,HOMO SEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM. IT EVEN APPROVES OF ANTY SIN DONE ENMASSE WILLINGLY LIKE MASS ORGY.IT PREFERS NAKED WOMEN AS AGAINST FULLY COVERRED WOMEN.IT APPROVES OF PROSTITUTION AND GIVES IT RESPECTABLE NAME SEX WORKERS.THUS SECULARISM IS DEBAUCHEROUS TO THE CORE.IT BELIEVES IN HORRIBLE INTEREST BASED ECONOMY THAT IS DOING HORRIBLE OPPRESSION MAKING THE POOR POORER TO BE ENSLAVED BY THE RICH DRACOLAS.

  4. The Government is concerned about the triple talaq.Why government /court set free Muzaffarnagar and Gujrat rapists who mercilessly raped Muslim girls. Why the Government not concerned about the honor of these Muslim women who were raped by Sanghi teroorrists. Why justice was not done to Muislim women of Muzaffarnagar and Gujrat. Why Khattar said that the rape of Muslim Girls was a trivial issue. Where was Common Civil Code against the rapists

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