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Mufti Khaleel Ahmed calls Centre to stay away from Muslim religious affairs

Mufti Khaleel Ahmed calls Centre to stay away from Muslim religious affairs
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HYDERABAD: Rejecting the Central government’s proposed Haj Policy 2018-22, that allows Muslim women above the age of 45 to travel without a Mehram, Moulana Mufti Khaleel Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of century-old Islamic seminary, Jamia Nizamia, advised the Central government not to interfere in Islamic affairs.

Speaking to media at Nizamia campus on Sunday Moulana said, “Islam does not allow a woman to go out alone for a journey which lasted for more than three days, she has to go with her husband, father or brother and this clause is for the safety of woman,” reported Telangana Today.

Recently, Central Haj Committee in its revised new Haj policy for 2018-2022 has not only proposed to abolish subsidy for Haj pilgrims but also proposes another major reform — of allowing women aged above 45 to undertake journey without ‘Mehram’ (male guardian) in a group of four or more.

The government should only focus on administrative issues and don’t forcefully interfere in something (Sharia law) that is not one’s concern.