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Muslim women's law board rejects fatwa on Imrana

June 30, 2005 17:17 IST

Reflecting a divide within the community over the future of a woman raped by her father-in-law, the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board rejected an edict by an Islamic seminary asking her to separate from her husband.

A panchayat organised by the AIMWPLB rejected the fatwa issued by Darul-uloom Deoband in the Imrana case and said it would make efforts to ensure that those who pronounced the 'wrong' verdict in the case be tried under Indian Penal Code.

"The panchayat has outrightly rejected the fatwa issued by Darul-uloom and has stated that as per the Quran she was halal for her husband and had the right to live with her husband and children," AIMWPLB president Shaista Amber told reporters after the meeting.

In sharp contrast, All-India Muslim Personal Law Board president Syed Mohammed Rabey Al Hasani Nadvi on Wednesday supported the Darul Uloom, ruling even as it called for severest punishment against the accused.

Rejecting AIMPLB's views on the issue, Amber said it has been based on the "wrong interpretation" of the Quran and
was "unacceptable."

Asserting that AIMWPLB would extend all possible help to the 28-yearl old victim, who has five children, Amber said she would appeal against those who pronounced the "wrong judgement" in the Imrana case and ensure that they were punished under the IPC.

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Sub: my fatwa to the so called mullahs

7 years back one of my highly educated muslim youth friend said pointing a cap are u seeing five saitan under the cap.I could not ...

Posted by abdul hasim

Sub: Honesty with oneself is the best policy always.

I would like to ask All-India Muslim Personal Law Board president Syed Mohammed Rabey Al Hasani Nadvi, wether he would give the same ruling if ...

Posted by Juliet

Sub: Long Live the Womanhood the supporter of Imrana

The organization which pronounced 'fatwa'should be derecognized and persons concerned be tried as per the IPC for their outragious and ugliest manifestation of masculine supremacy ...

Posted by Kunuthur Srinivasa Reddy

Sub: Imrana should live with her husband and 5 children

Dear friends, There is no doubt about Imrana regarding the person she should share her future; it will be her husband and not with the ...

Posted by Salil


CONGRATULATIONS AIMWPLB for taking a bold step by rejecting the fatwa issued by Darul-uloom Deoband in the Imrana case. I really appreciate their stand for ...

Posted by amit


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