AIMPLBAll India Muslim Personal Law Board
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Sources told M AIL T ODAY that Maulana Azad National Urdu University vice- chancellor Zafar Sareshwala has proposed the meeting between the prime minister and AIMPLB members.
Sadiq, who always insisted he had two formulas to settle the issue out of court, had said a few days before the AIMPLB meet that he would present a solution for the dispute at the meeting.
This cannot be forced as Muslims only worship Allah," said AIMPLB spokesperson Abdul Rahim Qureshi.
Ilyas said the AIMPLB condemned the Meerut incident and the accused involved in the gang rape and conversion of the girl should get strict punishment.
Both networks are also in agreement in their criticism of the AIMPLB and question their right to represent 'the community.
The AIMPLB asserted that fatwas are only opinions and therefore are not binding on any person in an attempt to convince the supreme court that a legal prohibition against the issuance of fatwas was not necessary.
Earlier, Sareshwala had tried to coordinate with the clerics and members of AIMPLB.
With the Muslim community constituting 20 per cent of the population in Greater Mumbai and its suburbs, the establishment of this court by the AIMPLB will be a boost to those seeking redressal under Islamic law, says Sarfraz Arzoo, owner and editor of Hindustan, a Urdu daily.
On May 2, the AIMPLB adopted new talaq guidelines, stating that men should use a reversible single talaq requiring a 3-month waiting period known as the iddat.
Before visiting a mosque in some other country, it would have been better if Modi had visited a masjid in India," AIMPLB working general secretary Maulana Mohammad Wali Rehmani said.
Former Member of Parliament and head of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), one of the Muslim groups in the AIMPLB, Shahabuddin is pained at the treatment meted out to him.
The executive committee of the AIMPLB, which met at 'Nadwatul Uloom' here on Saturday, said the verdict delivered last month by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court contained many infirmities and so an appeal in the apex court was necessary.