Category: Indian Muslim Law

Muslim Personal Law Board posed to defeat the right to maintenance of Muslim women in Shah Bano Begum case

Dr. Tahir Mahmood in his book ‘Muslim Personal Law’ (1977 Edition, pages 200-202), has made a powerful plea for framing a uniform Civil Code for all citizens of India. He says .:

“In pursuance of the goal of secularism, the State must stop administering religion-based personal laws”. He wants the lead to come from the majority community but, we should have thought that, lead or no lead, the State must act. It would be useful to quote the appeal made by the author to the Muslim community:

“Instead of wasting their energies in exerting theological and political pressure in order to secure an “immunity” for their traditional personal law from the State’s legislative jurisdiction, the Muslims will do well to begin exploring and demonstrating how the true Islamic laws,, purged of their time-worn and anachronistic interpretations, can enrich the common civil code of India.”

Indian Muslim Law in Nutshell

KEYWORDS:-Mahomedanism-PERSONAL LAW- “law is dynamic and its meaning cannot be pandemic but purposeful” Sources of Muslim Law (1) Quran (2) Sunna (3) Ijma (4) Quiyas. (5) Customs (Urf) (6) Judicial Precedents. (7) Legislation. (8) Good Conscience and Equity. […]