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Muslims can't 'abdicate' Babri masjid: AIMPLB

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Published Feb 12, 2018, 12:52 am IST
Updated Feb 12, 2018, 12:52 am IST
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In regard to Babri Masjid, the board felt that it is an essential part of faith in Islam and Muslims can never abdicate the Masjid nor can they exchange land for Masjid or gift the Masjid land.
 In regard to Babri Masjid, the board felt that it is an essential part of faith in Islam and Muslims can never abdicate the Masjid nor can they exchange land for Masjid or gift the Masjid land.

HYDERABAD: The AIMPLB will use every possible method to stall the government from passing the Triple Talaq Bill.

“The Talaq-e-Biddat bill moved by the central government is anti-women. It will create more difficulties for women. It is against Shariah and it is against the Constitution,” the board felt.

 

It was decided to continue efforts to stop the bill in the Rajya Sabha. Awareness campaigns against this Bill will be taken up across the country.

“We will coordinate with opposition parties who are opposing the bill. Country-wide, women’s empowerment meetings will be continuously held,” said Maulana Umrain Mahfooz Rahmani, Secretary AIMPLB.

About ‘nikahnama’, Secretary, AIMPLB Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, said that they had already submitted a sample in court. 

“The board has a proposal for social boycott of persons who given instant ‘talaq’. A massive campaign is also being planned across the country to create awareness,” Maulana Saifullah said.

He added that they will be organising orientation programmes about talaq for those getting married. 

“If talaaq is criminalised, women will suffer as men will not give talaq and the women will be tortured,” Saifullah said.

In regard to Babri Masjid, the board felt that it is an essential part of faith in Islam and Muslims can never abdicate the Masjid nor can they exchange land for Masjid or gift the Masjid land.

“The Sharia is quite clear on it. A mosque can be shifted. Several scholars have researched and explored all possible ways. A Masjid is a Masjid and it shall remain a Masjid until eternity. By demolishing Babri Masjid, it never lost its identity as a mosque. And according to Shariah, it always remains a Masjid,” he said.

“Without any doubt, we make it clear that the struggle for the reconstruction of Babri continues and the appeal in Supreme Court is being fought rigorously with all resources available,” he added.

To a question about funds for fighting court cases, AIMIM Chief, Mr Asaduddin Owaisi said, “The country’s top lawyers are fighting for us and Allah will make us successful in the Supreme Court,” he concluded.

Clerics take social media route now
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board will be soon appointing state and district-wise muftis and IT professionals across the country in its attempt to counter the anti-Sharia and anti-Islamic campaigns and other misconceptions.

The AIMPLB decision comes following widespread use of social media to target the Islamic laws by select groups.

“Confusion prevails whenever any point relating to the Islamic law or religion generally comes into the public domain. Our social media teams will counter the propaganda and give a clear message,” explained Maulana Umrain Mahfooz Rahmani, Secretary, AIMPLB.

The teams will comprise qualified persons from the Islamic seminaries and IT professionals who are well versed with social media tools. Social media tools include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube apart from telegram and Whatsapp which will be used to reach out to the public.

“Every district will have a team and they will coordinate with the state level teams. Only authentic information and short videos on various subjects and topics will be uploaded. It will be done only after a high-level committee of scholars clear the content,” Maulana Umrain added.

Maulana Umrain, explained that they want to give more emphasis to topics which the Muslim community lacks awareness about. It could be triple talaq, the Ayodhya dispute, Haj-related doubts or any other topics related to religion where the board feels it should intervene.

He also said that the local committees will be strengthened across the country to take up various campaigns.

Maulana Umrain said that all those handling the social media units will be rendering their services voluntarily.

He expressed confidence in finding suitable professional volunteers to offer their services without any charges during their leisure hours.

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