A Muslim women can’t be given Talaq just for giving birth to the girl child, said the Darul-Uloom-deoband.
The influential Islaic Seminary Darool-Uloom-Deoband said that the practice of giving Talaq to wife because she gave birth to a baby girl is illegal,unfair and should not be entertained.
The order has been issued by Deoband as there was intense increase in incidents of divorce where husband gives Talaq to his wife just fr giving birth to a girl child.
The officials of Deoband opined that wife can’t be held responsible for giving birth to a baby girl and according to the Islam both a boy and a girl is equal and also said that just as the wife has given birth to the girl child she can’t be given divorse and it is completely unacceptable and hence haram.
It observed ”It is not in the control of the woman to give birth to a baby boy or the baby girl. Moreover, a boy and a girl are equal for Islam. So, giving talaq to one’s wife just because she has given birth to a baby girl is completely unacceptable and haraam from the point of view of Islam.”
The spokes person hopes that this order will send a clear message among the Muslims that boys and girls should be treated equally.
But meanwhile after the fatwa was passed a Muslim from Muzaffarnafgar who works in Riyadh divorced his wife who had given birth to a girl child by calling on on phone. The matter was heard in Panchayat and the Panchayat also approved the Talaq.
A educationalist named Shander Gufran, a resident of Mujaffarnagar who also runs a girls school welcomed the fatwa and told that the sex ratio among the Muslims is better than the other communities and said that fatwa will clarify that in Islam boys and girls are equal.