AIMPLB’s new ‘Nikahnama’ calls for ban on dowry, costly weddings | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Imams main the Friday prayers at mosques right here highlighted salient options of 11-level new nikahnama launched by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and referred to as for ban on dowry and extravaganza at weddings.
The train was a component of the ten-day marketing campaign that AIMPLB has launched by way of its Islahe Muashra committees throughout the nation, emphasising on nikah being solemnised strictly as per Islamic traditions and norms specified by spiritual scriptures.
The focus of the marketing campaign is to discourage Muslims from indulging in wasteful expenditure throughout marriages and avoid dowry. The clerics learn out the main points of the Nikahnama earlier than the Khutba (obligatory sermon) at Friday afternoon prayers in a number of mosques right here.
They outlined how dowry, manjha (haldi ceremony) and different un-Islamic traditions like marriage processions, hearth-works and DJs have been social evils that the neighborhood ought to eliminate. They emphasised that nikah ceremony must be held at mosques as a substitute of marriage halls to examine wasteful expenditures.
“Some clerics recalled how Ayesha, a Muslim girl from Gujarat, committed suicide following harassment for dowry to draw home the point that dowry is a social evil that has to be done away with,” mentioned AIMPLB govt committee member and Aishbagh Edgah Imam Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali who had just lately appealed to all imams to spotlight vital factors of the new Nikahnama earlier than Friday prayers at mosques.
“At several mosques Muslims, who had gathered to offer prayers, signed a resolution promising to make best possible efforts to discourage wasteful expenditure at marriages being held in their family,” Maulana Khalid Rasheed mentioned.
Though the nikahnama permits providing meals (Dawat-e-Walima) to friends, however ideally to outstation friends and the poor who do not get correct meals. It discourages lavish dinners.
“About the mahar — the obligation in the form of money paid by the groom, to the bride at the time of nikah — it must be paid at the time of nikah itself and not later on as is the practice,” Maulana Khalid mentioned. He mentioned Nikah shouldn’t be seen as a ritual, however must be noticed as a non secular act.
The nikahnama was launched by the AIMPLB chairman Maulana Syed Rabe Hasan Nadvi and common secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani after discussions and approval from prime clerics, together with Maulana Arshad Madani, Maulana Asgar Ali Imam Mehdi Salfi, Maulana Fakhruddin Jilani and Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad.

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