Muslim leaders criticise Delhi HCs decision on polygamy

Muslim leaders criticise Delhi HCs decision on polygamyIn its January 3, 2013 issue, Urdu daily Roznama Rashtriya Sahara said that the comment made by the Delhi High Court on polygamy among Muslims was uncalled for and that no one has the right to interfere into the matters of Sharia. The comment made by the High Court on the Kuran is direct interference into Islamic laws and it should be protested.

Muslim Personal Law Board’s Maulana Mohammad Salim said that Sharia allows Muslims for more than one marriage with the condition that the husband is able to take care of his wives and do justice to them.

“The judge, who ruled that if a person does not have any child then only one can marry again, is not correct as marriage is a need if someone feels that a woman is suitable for him. He can then have three or four wives,” Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind president Arshad Madni said.

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