‘Nikah ya Vivah?’ book released
In its quest to discourage the tradition of dowry in the light of Islamic teachings, a book Nikah ya Vivah authored by Dr Aleem Khan Falaki, was launched by General Secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani amidst the presence of scores of other Ulema if different school of thought at Nampally on Sunday
Hyderabad: In its quest to discourage the tradition of dowry in the light of Islamic teachings, a book ‘Nikah ya Vivah?” authored by Dr Aleem Khan Falaki, was launched by General Secretary of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani amidst the presence of scores of other Ulema if different school of thought at Nampally on Sunday.
Organised by Socio Reforms Society, the launching programme was also attended by Shaikh ul Adab from Jamia Nizamia, Maulana Abdul Majeed Siddiqui, president of Tahreeq Muslim Shabban, Mushtaq Malik and others. The book is in the form of a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about the weddings. With these 100 FAQs, the author Aleem hopes to clarify the doubts amongst the youngsters about marriage in the light of Islamic teachings.
Aleem said that since the morale and economy of the whole community was getting destroyed due to the present wedding system, it need to be addressed. With the issue having deep ingrained societal compulsions, he said that the book a well-thought out in the present scenario was launched with the endorsement of the Ulema present on the occasion. “Is the dowry system just an issue like any other issue or most important of all issues? You are well aware of the importance of establishing exclusive way of Nikah according to the Prophet’s way and, also, you know very well the worst consequences of deviating from the Sunnat,” he said.
The solution for containing the problem of dowry and fighting this evil practice, the author says is completely ‘boycotting’ the wedding ceremonies, which are not only against the sharia, but also giving birth to several devastating evils like poverty, destitution, adultery, unemployment, extravaganza through pomp and competition. “Unless such weddings are not boycotted, no revolution or change can occur through educational reforms or any social welfare, empowerment, political or social awakening. To turn this subject into a movement, it is inevitable that all the Ulemas and esteemed intellectuals get united and raise their voice,” the author added.