Nikah halala is ingrained in Quran and, therefore, cannot be challenged, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said, amidst the hearing of petitions by the Supreme Court against this brazen practice.
According to a report by India Today, while addressing issues related to the community at a meeting held in Delhi yesterday (15 July), the AIMPLB claimed that nikah halala "cannot be challenged since it is quranic".
AIMPLB secretary and legal counsel Zafaryab Jilani said, “Nikah halala is a practice where you cannot marry your wife again after divorce unless she marries and consummates the marriage with someone else. It is a must that the wife is divorced again. This is as per the Quran and the board cannot have a different opinion," Jilani added.
When he was questioned on the several rackets being run for money and the exploitation of women in the name of nikah halala, Jilani said "Nikah with an intention to have halala is not valid" and the "culprits should be arrested as per law".
The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case of nikah halala and polygamy from 20 July.
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