Hyderabad: A meeting of religious heads, Islamic scholars, Qazis and police authorities on Tuesday passed resolutions asking the Muslim community to perform marriages in a simple manner.
The meeting, convened by Telangana State Wakf Board chairman Mohammed Saleem, was attended by Hyderabad Police Commissioner V.V. Srinivas Rao, Mufti Khaleel Ahmed, Qubool Pasha Shattari, Hamed Mohammed Khan of Jamat-e-Islami, Moulana Jaffer Pasha and other religious scholars.
It was resolved that no one should demand dowry. ‘Nikah’ should be performed in ‘Masjid’ preferably by Isha prayers, so that the dinner can be started immediately after ‘Nikah’ and the entire function should be completed by 12 midnight in all aspects. A call for boycott has been given for marriage functions having orchestra programme, dancers, band or dancing with arms, lavish dinners and those who are held till late night.
It is proposed that the Qazis will not perform Nikah after 9 pm. Management of the all functions halls will display the notice that the power supply will be disconnected by 12 midnight and therefore, the entire function should be completed before 12 am and the parties shall vacate the function hall by the.
The dinner should be simple and consists of one Biryani, curry, curd and one sweet. There should be no display of any type of arms at functions. In case of any such arms’ display during the baraat, it may be reported to the police authorities immediately and a case under Arms Act will be booked against the concerned persons.
The meeting was held with a view to curb the practice of lavish marriages which are badly affecting the poor and middle-class Muslims. Just to show off their false prestige by hosting lavish dinners, poor and middle-class Muslims were pushed in a debt trap. Many marriage functions were starting after 10 pm and going on till 3-4 am which was causing huge problems for everyone.
The Police Commissioner, however, said that it would be easier for the police authorities to implement this system if the State Government issues guidelines in this regard.