Women Can Enter Mosque To Offer Prayers, Top Muslim Body Tells SC

As the court tightens its belt to hear cases revolving around discrimination against women, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has submitted a revolutionary statement.

AIMPLB has submitted an affidavit in a reply to a plea seeking direction to allow women’s entry into the mosque. The affidavit says that as per Islam, women can enter the mosque and offer prayers too.

Women Can Enter Mosque To Offer Prayers, Top Muslim Body Tells SC
Source – Hindustan Times

The development comes a day after Supreme Court directed that its constitution bench hearing the matter will complete the proceedings in 10 days.

“It cannot take more than 10 days. Even if someone wants more time, it cannot be given,” a separate constitutional bench has said.

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The nine-bench constitutional bench is hearing issues that concern the entry of women in the mosque, the entry of specific aged women in the Sabrimala temple, the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community and a ban on the entry of Parsi women, who are married to non-Parsi men, into the place where the holy fire is worshipped in an Agiary.

women entry in mosque
Source – The Quint

The court has a job in hand to ensure both, the Right to Equality and Right To Practice Religion, are taken into consideration in mind while delivering decisions.

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To recall, the SC on September 28, 2018, by a majority 4:1 verdict had ruled to let women and girls between the age of 10 and 50 enter the famous Lord Ayyappa shrine at Sabarimala in Kerala.

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