Hyderabad: The Telangana State Wakf Board will restart issue of talaq and khula certificates based on confirmation of kazis appointed by the government.
It was Deccan Chronicle which first reported that the Wakf Board had stopped issuing these certificates two months ago to avoid legal hurdles after enactment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rig-hts on Marriage) Act 2019.
The decision to again start issuing talaq and khula certificates was taken at a meeting of kazis chaired by Wakf Board Chairman Mohammed Saleem on Tuesday at the Haj House. They discussed various aspects of the 2019 legislation and the legal complications in issuing talaq and khula certificates.
It was also decided to convene a meeting with religious scholars belonging to all schools of thought as also legal experts to evaluate the present procedure and find ways to prevent litigations. Accordingly, necessary changes would also be carried out in content of talaq and khula certificates.
The kazis informed officials at the meeting that they do not issue any certificate confirming triple talaq. When a litigant couple approaches them praying for separation, they usually counsel and try to reunite them. In case separation is unavoidable, they either convince husband to accept the request of khula or pronounce revocable divorce. Kazis and officials at Tuesday’s meeting also agreed to modify the certificate clarifying that it does not confirm triple talaq, which is not permissible according to the law.
Mr Mohammed Saleem clarified that though they have started issuing talaq and khula certificates, a final decision on the issue will be taken after holding a meeting with ulemas and legal experts next month. Mohammed Saleem said the board will conduct another meeting with kazis and submit suggestions to the government for the welfare of Kazi fraternity.
Superintendents of Wakf Board Farooq Arifi and Syed Mohammed highlighted legal and sharia aspects in affairs of nikah, talaq and khula at the meeting....