25 November, 2020

Talaq, Talaq, Talaq

The three-way split in the AIMPLB fractures the facade of Muslim homogeneity

Nirala Tripathi
Talaq, Talaq, Talaq
"Our community is not identified with any fundamentalist group. Have you ever seen a Shia terrorist? All terrorists are supported by these Wahabis (Deobandis)."
Yasoob Abbas, founder-member of the newly-launched All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB).

"Why should we Shias get identified with people who hold retarded views on important issues concerning the community?"
Yasoob Abbas, Founder member, AISPLB

"AIMPLB has lost all credibility as its two main components have separated. We are the new board now. We were feeling suffocated earlier."
Maulana Tauqir Raza Khan Barelvi leader, AIMPLB (JADID)

"All they want is cheap publicity. They don't have any credibility. These are efforts to divide the community and they won't succeed."
Maulana Mehmood Madani member, AIMPLB

Abbas' is not a lone voice. The dissenters among two prominent Muslim sects and sub-groups are becoming shriller. The divide among Muslims on issues ranging from triple talaq to family planning is finally out in the open. The...



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