Women to offer Namaz soon at mosques? SC to hear plea today

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Mentioning that there is no norm stated in Quran which stops Muslim women from offering Namaz at mosques, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the SC which is to be heard today.

The couple Yasmeen Zubar Ahmad Pirzade and Jubair Ahmad Nazir Ahmad Pirzade sought the help of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Central Waqf Council regarding allowing women to offer Namaz inside mosques. The plea will be heard by the SC today. The plea was filed mentioning that there isn’t any gender inequality in the Muslim holy books that can stop Muslim women from offering Namaz. The couple’s counsel, Ashutosh Dubey had said, “…such practices are not only repugnant to the basic dignity of a woman as an individual, but also violative of their fundamental rights…”

The petitioners argue how women are permitted to offer prayers in some Muslim communities like the Jamat-e-Islami and the Mujahid rather than factions such as the Sunni one. But this allowance also comes with separate entrances and enclosures for their prayers.

It mentions about the practice in Mecca too where “the faithful, both men and women together circumambulate the Kaaba.”

In their petition they also brought the issue of Sabarimala and women’s entry and how the SC had given its initial verdict to allow women enter the holy shrine.

 

 

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