An open-ended judgment (Fatwah)

Fatwah is a non-binding authoritative decision for the victim parties. It can only be given by the jurist or mufti in the presence of committee. The authority is given to those people who have a complete knowledge of rule and regulation of Islamic religion. This is based on faith only and in the name of god they issue a fatwah. In our constitution, there is no place for such judgments.

The fatwah basically is given in the Shariyat Adalat( a court of Muslim community) for the people who are the victim but nowadays people are being a victim of fatwahs. The one who gives fatwah says ourselves the messengers of God and the fatwah they are giving is the order of god and the victim has to admit according to their belief.

Recently I saw a news in which a lady was suffering from triple talaq and now with fatwah also. She was fighting for her rights so she went to the Shariyat Adalat for justice but mufti raises a fatwah against her and her fundamental rights. In fatwah it was mentioned that nobody will talk to that lady, If she got ill then nobody will take care of her even her parents. Nobody will share food with her and if she died then the prayer during janazah (namaz-e-janazah) or funeral prayer will not read for her and the place for her grave in the crematorium will not be given to her. According to Mufti who issued this fatwah, it was mentioned in the rulebook and whatever the judgment he has given to that lady was a fair decision.

Is it a fair decision…?? Actually, he’s misusing his power under the blanket of religion. We talked to some other muftis also but they completely denied to this rule. But again behind all this, a victim lady is suffering from fatwah and she’s raising her voice of herself and for her fundamental rights. In the 19th century if most of the Muslim sisters go to the shariyat only for the justice and the mufti decision was supreme to everyone. As a consequence, most of the victim ladies suffer the monopoly and commit suicide.

In my previous blog I asked your suggestion about the shariyat and triple talaq and today I’m asking about the fatwah in the shariyat. All India muslim personal law board wants shariyat adalat in each and every state. But again and again, most of the cases of misjudgment are coming so this is a high time to understand what is right for our sisters and brothers. Take a one step for the wellness of those victim Muslim sisters. If Mufties keep doing such things then no one can have justice. There should be one law for one country.