Triple talaq matter of faith: Muslim law board
On Tuesday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) told the Supreme Court (SC) that triple talaq was a matter of faith that was almost 1,400 years old, and asked who were we to say that it was un-Islamic.
“If I have faith that Lord Rama was born at Ayodhya, then it’s a matter of faith and there is no question of constitutional morality,” Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, representing the AIMPLB, told a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar.
Sibal was the first from the pro-triple talaq contingent to present his argument. “We are not saying that it (triple talaq) is good and should continue permanently. We are aware that we need to change, though we do not want others to interfere and force the change on us,” he said.
The AIMPLB had, on several occasions, admitted that triple talaq is sinful. However, they contend that no matter how undesirable the practice, it is still lawful.
Sibal contended that all three forms of talaq — Ahasn, Hasn, and Talaq-e-Biddat (triple talaq) — do not find mention in the Quran or the Hadiths. He confessed that the procedure to be followed was not laid down in the Quran. However, Sibal added …read more