Hyderabad: A fortnight long campaign on awareness about Muslim Personal Law, triple talaq and other religious issues will be organised by the Jaamat-e-Islami Hind in the city from April 23.
Hamed Mohammed Khan, president of Jaamat-e-Islami Hind (JeIH) Telangana and Odisha, said that the campaign will focus on creating awareness in the community and other target groups on various aspects of Muslim Personal Law including triple talaq, polygamy and nikah amongst others.
The inaugural programme will be held at Numaish grounds on Sunday wherein the JeIH president Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri will participate. Several scholars from the country will also participate in the meeting.
“Our aim is to bring about awareness on Muslim Personal Law both in the Muslim community and other communities. It will allay misconception and help people understand Islam and its principles clearly,” said Maulana Hamed Mohammed Khan.
The JeIH feels that the recent issues regarding triple talaq through various means including electronic were a result of misunderstanding of the Sharia law. “If the community, especially women, understand the Muslim Personal Law and the other principles of Islam, then there would not be any issues related to talaq or polygamy,” said JeIH city president Hafeez Mohd Rasheduddin.
He said that if one takes into account the economic conditions of the Muslim community, no man intends to go for a second marriage. Similarly, the divorce rate in the community is very less but for some varied reasons, the media is making an issue of it. A seminar on gender justice is also planned during the fortnight.
JeIH to expand counseling centres
The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind will be expanding its counseling centers opened recently for resolving petty issues and disputes in line with Sharia law. Two such centres are already functioning in the city.
“If one is not satisfied with the decision of the counseling centre, they can approach the higher levels like Shariath Panchayath and Darul Qaza. These bodies will include women members too,” said Naseera Khanum, president, JeIH women’s wing in Telangana and Odisha.
She felt that women should be first aware of Sharia law so that they know their rights provided by the religion. “Lack of knowledge about Sharia law is pushing women into distress. As a result, they are being misguided by vested interests and ending up becoming victims of politics,” she felt.