Noted professor and former member of Law and
National Minorities Commission Tahir Mahmood
"so-called" triple-Talaq is an absurdity that militates against the
words and spirit of the Quran and sayings of the Prophet, noted professor and
former member of Law and National Minorities Commission Tahir Mahmood said here
practice of dissolving a marriage by uttering the word Talaq thrice, which is
rampant in the society in India, is not a part but a caricature of the Quranic
law on divorce.
to the verses of the Quran on divorce a man can pronounce Talaq only twice,
according their juristic interpretation only thrice - on different occasions in
his married life. The so-called triple-Talaq is an absurdity that militates
against the words and spirit of the Quran and sayings of the Prophet," he
said in a statement.
statement comes against the backdrop of the All India Muslim Personal Law
Board's decision to oppose any move to scrap triple-Talaq and contest the
Shayara Bano case. Shayara, a woman from Uttarakhand, has called triple-Talaq
unconstitutional in the Supreme Court.
the last about fifty years the archaic concept of triple Talaq has been
abolished in country after country in Muslim world. If in the Shayara Bano case
under hearing in the Supreme Court the same decision is given by the court, in
no sense will it be against the Quran - and will have status of a binding law
for the whole country," the statement said.