Published On: Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

What Is Talaq In Islam, Why It Is Controversial

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Talaq means divorce in English. A passage in Islamic holy book Quran says the Talaq has to happen on three separate occasions. Many practice now saying thrice the word repeatedly and instantly means separation in marriage life. Most scholars points out that divorce in the heat of anger is not binding even if husband says Talaq, Talaq, Talaq at the same moment.

The chapter 228 of Quran reads divorced women shall wait for three menstrual periods.

The chapter 230 of the holy book writes if the husband has divorced his wife, then she not lawful unto the husband thereafter until she has married another husband, and the other husband has to divorce her in similar manner with the word Talaq. Reuniting of the husband and wife is not a sin provided the couple feel they can keep the limits ordained by Allah.

What Is Talaq In Islam, Why It Is Controversial

It is learned the concept of “triple Talaq in one sitting” does not exist in the Islamic holy book. This mean “Instant Talaq” is alien to Quran and it does not terminate marriage, or “nikah.”

The Triple Talaq has a good practice by Muslims in India and has been for long a subject to controversy too raising issues of justice. human rights, gender equality and secularism. Debate has also been stricken for the need of a Uniform Civil Code in the country.

In India the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 governs the Muslim family. It is also called as Muslim Personal Law and was passed by the Indian Parliament in 1935.

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