Muslims never questioned ‘Sati’, stop interfering in ‘Triple Talaq’: Azam Khan

, 4:26 PM IST

“Similar mutual respect should be shown towards the religious practices of the Muslims”

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party’s Muslims face, Mohammed Azam Khan back lashed UP Chief Yogi Adityanath immediately after he questioned those silent on the issue of triple talaq, equating it with the Draupadi’s cheerharan on Monday.

Mohammed Azam Khan said issues related to Shariyat should be left to Muslims to handle.

“Muslim clerics never questioned the system of sati, nor do they have the authority to decide how mantras should be recited and how the marriage rituals should be performed by the Hindus,” Azam said in Rampur,

“Similar mutual respect should be shown towards the religious practices of the Muslims. How Muslims are to offer namaaz, observes fasts, perform Nikah (marriage) or talaq (divorce) should be left to us,” he said. Earlier, Azam had claimed that Muslims would only follow the Shariyat in case any law is passed in contrast to the tenets of Islam.

Commenting over the issue of triple talaq, the former UP minister said that it was an issue that the masses are not very well informed about.

“If a law is made that is against the Shariyat, even then the Muslims will follow the Shariat laws and not something else,” he said.

“The truth is that those who go against the Shariyat are socially boycotted,” he added.

Azam Khan’s comment on triple talaq came as a support to All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) stance that they will not allow any “outside” interference in Shariyat – the personal law of Muslims.

“A code of conduct for talaq is being issued. With its help, the real picture of Shariat directives will be brought out on the talaq issue. If talaq is given without Shariat reasons, those involved will be socially boycotted,” AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani said.