MMU panel for formulating model Nikahnama

Members of the panel formed by Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema to create awareness about women’s rights and issues across Kashmir, held a meeting at Mirwaiz Manzil under the chairmanship of MMU patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

Members from various NGOs who are part of the panel also participated in the meet and put forth their suggestions.

MMU spokesperson in a statement said the meeting was convened as a follow-up to the earlier meeting held on July 9 where issues regarding women’s property rights, domestic violence, and issues related to divorce and its consequences on women were discussed

“It was decided in the meeting that to create mass awareness and mobilize people, Friday khutbas and sermons and other religious gatherings from the coming month will be dedicated to highlighting these issues in the light of Islamic teachings,” the statement said.

“It was also decided that a model Nikahnama will be framed to educate both men and women about their rights and duties in a marriage and also clearly state others terms of marriage,” it said. 

Those who participated in the meeting included Mufti Nazir Ahmed Qasmi, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng,  Moulana Fayaz Ahmed Zaroo(Humsafar Marriage Council),  Moulana Muhammad Mukarim, Mehran Khan, Mudasir Iqbal Mir, Syedur Rehman Shams, Mantasha Bashir, Safeena Nabi, Rifat Andrabi, and Farah Zaidi besides others.

“Another panel formed by Mutahida Majlis Ulema on the issue of drug abuse, a very serious issue confronting the society will be meeting early next week to follow up and look into ways and means in this regard,” it said.