UP: Won’t perform ‘Nikah’ if groom takes dowry or plays music during wedding, announce Islamic scholars

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The clerics in Meerut have come forward to take on social evils like gambling, drinking, dowry among others. (Representative)&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

Key Highlights

  • All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has recently issued an 11-point resolution letter to curb social evils like dowry and extravagance during weddings. 

  • Meerut Shahar Qazi Zainus Sajideen has clearly said he will not participate in any wedding that will violate sharia law

Meerut: Islamic scholars in Uttar Pradesh have a message for all the prospective grooms. If the groom demanded dowry from the girl’s family or played music or indulged in fireworks, the cleric won’t perform ‘Nikah’ (Muslim marriage ceremony).

Recently, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has issued an 11-point resolution letter to curb social evils like dowry and extravagance during weddings. 

Prof Zainus Sajideen, Shahar Qazi Meerut, has clearly said he will not participate in any wedding that will violate sharia law, according to a report in Hindi daily Hindustan.

“I will not participate in marriages that will violate Sharia ruling. Other people should also keep away from such weddings. We have to stop unnecessary expenditure. Nikah should be performed with simplicity in a mosque. Demanding dowry and its exhibition are both illegal in Islam,” said Prof Zainus Sajideen, Shahr Qazi, Meerut.

The clerics in Meerut have come forward to take on social evils like gambling, drinking, dowry among others. They are also taking the help of social media to preach against these social evils. 

“It is necessary to curb extravagance during weddings and dowry. Muslims should adopt simple sharia guidelines and perform simple marriages. If any cleric witnesses any anti-sharia rituals during weddings, he should decline to perform Nikah,” Mufti Afifullah, vice president, Jamiat-Ulma-Hind, Meerut 

Shariat Qazi (AIMPLB) Meerut wing, Hassan Qasmi and Qari Affan said that people are being counselled to not make nikah (Muslim wedding) tough and desist from unnecessary expenditure. They also called for a social boycott of dowry seekers.   

“The best Nikah is the one which is simple and is performed in the mosque. There is a need to desist from music and extravagance like fireworks and playing DJ music. People should not eat food while standing at the weddings,” said Qari Shafiq-ur-Rehman.

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