What is the matter of women going to the mosque, read the arguments given by AIMPLB in the Supreme Court

What is the matter of women going to the mosque, read the arguments given by AIMPLB in the Supreme Court

Muslim Women In Mosque: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) filed an affidavit on Wednesday (February 8) regarding Muslim women offering prayers in the mosque. The Personal Law Board told the Supreme Court that Muslim women are allowed to offer namaz in the mosque. 

The board told the court that Muslim women are free to go to the mosque to offer prayers. It is up to her whether she wants to exercise her right or not. 

What’s in the affidavit?
In the affidavit submitted through counsel, the Personal Law Board has said that mosques are completely private entities and are controlled by the mutawalis of mosques . In this, giving information about the board, it has been said that AIMPLB is a body of experts and it does not have any power. The institution can only issue its advice on the basis of the principles laid down in the religious texts of Islam. 

What is the matter?
Farha Anwar Hussain Sheikh of Pune had filed a petition in the Supreme Court in the year 2020. In the petition, calling the alleged ban on the entry of Muslim women in the mosques of India unconstitutional, the court had sought directions on this. The court had sought a reply on this petition.

Similar petition related to Sabarimala and other matters is pending before the constitution bench of 9 judges in the Supreme Court. At the time of filing the petition, Farah Sheikh appealed to the court to add her petition to the bench of 9 judges, but the Supreme Court refused. Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde’s bench had said that his case will not go to the constitution bench.

This demand was made
In the petitioner, citing Quran and Hadith, said that there is no difference between women and men. Prophet Muhammad had specifically told men not to stop their wives from going to the mosque. Despite this, women are being prevented from entering mosques and dargahs. In the petition, the Supreme Court was demanded to order against it. The Supreme Court had sent notices to the Central Government and the Muslim parties in the matter.

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