Once again, this is a golden opportunity for Muslims to come together and reflect on the evil practice of triple talaq (divorce) and get rid of this misogynistic custom and go back to the Quranic principles of separation and a waiting period of three months (measurement of time) to ensure that justice, mercy and fairness principles of Islam are not compromised.
Triple Talaq happens when a pissed off husband can shout out the word Talaq (divorce) three times to end the marriage in a flash. Dubai even allows text message divorce, what a shame! The wife is put on the street, there is no value to the relationship? Once anger is so much more important than the relationship. This is certainly not Islamic, not Quranic and not the practice of Prophet Muhammad, who was a mercy to mankind. Ending the relationship abruptly over irreconcilable differences is cruel. Islam protects the rights of women, and the right to livelihood is one of them.
There is huge movement among Muslims women in India to rid of this practice. No religious scholar has the courage to take a stand, every one is afraid of what the other scholars will say to them. What can they say, it is not in the Quran.
If we don’t do the right thing voluntarily, with enough Muslim women taking the stand, and Muslim men supporting it, Triple Talaq will be replaced by UCC which sounds bad, but is good, as it protects the rights of dependents far better than the falsified Sharia in practice. Parts of the Sharia that is practiced is not God’s Sharia or Prophet’s Sunnah – Can God be unjust and Prophet be unmerciful?
Islam is about justness, kindness and fairness, and if these elements are missing, we have to restore them, it is the responsibility of all humanity.
For Justice’s Sake
The apex court has the opportunity to enforce the true Islamic law on divorce.
Courtesy – Indian Express