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'Hijab Verdict Based On Wrong Interpretation Of Quran' : Islamic Clerics Body Moves Supreme Court Against Karnataka HC Judgment

Lawstreet Journal 29 Mar 2022 8:18pm

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Islamic clerics organization "Samastha Kerala Jem-iyyathul Ulama" has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court's judgment which upheld the ban on hijab in classrooms after holding that the wearing of headscarves by Muslim women was not an essential religious practice of Islam.

The organization contends that the High Court's judgment is based on an erroneous interpretation of the Holy Quran and the Hadis and a wrong understanding of the Islamic law.

The petitioner refers to Surah 24 Ayat 31, Surah 33 Ayat 59 to state that the Holy Quran speaks of mandatory requirement for women to cover their head and neck

 "It is respectfully submitted that covering head and neck of woman in the presence of male outside her immediate family is the express dictum of Qur'anic verses and includes in teachings of Muhammed, the Messenger of God and supreme leader of Muslim community. Muslim women across the globe follow this practice in obedience of Qur'anic dictum and teachings of Muhammed ever since the period of Muhammed. Different types of veil are used by Muslim women at different point of time and in different parts of the world to cover their head and neck apart from other garments to cover their body. Hijab is one such veil devised in modern period and it has got widespread acceptance by virtue of its comfort and modesty. It is not the hijab but the purpose behind it, i.e. properly covering head and neck, which is essential part of Islamic… Continue Reading...


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