Everyone wants equality then let men and women carry a pregnancy for 4.5 months each, said secretary of Jamiat Ulama on Tuesday. The remark has come after union minority affairs minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Haj Committee of India may consider the recommendation of letting women over 45 years to go on Haj without their husbands or male companion.
Soon, clerics slammed the idea of women travelling without their male relatives and called the move “un-Islamic”. Sunni Barelvi clerics even went on to say that the aim of the authorities was to “make women work against Sharia”.
Mufti Mohammed Salim Noori, spokesperson of Dargah Aala Hazrat noted, in Islam, it is needed by law for women to be accompanied by their husbands or any other male relatives.
“If women go alone on Haj, they will end up committing a sin, which is the motive of the authorities. As Haj is one of the five pillars of Islam, it should be done according to Sharia and women cannot go without mehram (close male blood relation),” he said.