The prestigious Dargah Ala Hazrat (a famous spiritual centre for Sufi Sunni Muslims) has decided to include the issue of ‘talaq’ (divorce) in the curriculum of the madarsas (Islamic Schools) affiliated to it. According to sources in the dargah, talaq will become part of the syllabus from the next academic session. The move was taken to remove prevalent doubts and confusion over the issue.
A senior cleric said there was a “lot of confusion” among Muslims on the issue of talaq. “A majority of Muslims do not know about the real position of talaq in the Sharia (Islamic Law). We often witness problems as a result of lack of knowledge about talaq. Wrong way of giving talaq often invites criticism from the media,” the cleric added.
The students of the madarsas will be taught about the ways in which talaq can be given as per the Sharia law. “The parents of the students will also be apprised of the true Islamic meaning of talaq,” he added.
The decision comes days after the Supreme Court judgment declared the practice of ‘instant triple talaq’ (giving divorce by pronouncing the word talaq three times in one go) “unconstitutional”.