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  • What Do Muslim Men in India Have to Say on the Topic of ‘Triple Talaq’? Here Are 5 Reactions!

    The practice of triple talaq among Muslims has been under the scanner for a while now. Women from the community like Shayara Bano and Afreen Rahman, among others have come forward to question this aspect of the Sharia law (Islamic law) that allows a man to divorce his wife by uttering the word talaq three times.  While this practice has already been banned in 22 Islamic countries, the Allahabad High Court has now said, “No personal law board is above the Constitution.” TBI speaks to a few Muslim men to get their opinion on triple talaq. 1. M Reyaz: 30-year-old, Columnist & Assistant professor of Journalism at Aliah University, Kolkata The Quran clearly mentions the detailed procedure for divorce and instant talaq is not mentioned anywhere. However, most Sunni schools' jurisprudence, except Salafi fiqh, agrees that instant taalq is a  biddath (innovation) but considers it a necessary evil. I agree that Muslim Personal Law in India as it is practiced need reforms and the inspiration for which can be other Muslim neighbouring countries with similar cultural backgrounds. However, we must not forget that any reform, if it has to happen will happen from within the community. Unless, we try to take on board the clerics and come to a consensus, no real reform can take place because when it comes to religion, clerics enjoy lot more influence than any self-proclaimed liberals can ever imagine. What we need is engagement with clerics and hence the need of the hour is to have liberal scholars of Islam who are in sync with changing times. The good thing is that there is some work being done in this direction abroad, but in India there is still a large vacuum. If we try to impose a ban from above, this may have negative reflex reaction and clerics will feel threatened and further withdraw themselves and it may end in another monumental mismanagement like demonetisation. 2. Sohaib Ahmad Khan: 42-year-old, Merchandising Manager based in Delhi I am not a master of this field, but as a Muslim if I have been asked to share my views, I will say that this matter has been confused deliberately. Triple talaq is not as it has been projected. Islam does not approve of any such act of insanity. Triple talaq in Islam does not advocate it to be practiced for leisure and lust. Talaq in Islam is made halal (permitted) but there are conditions attached. When conditions turn extremely bad for the couple to continue living together and there is no possible way left, then they are allowed to opt for talaq. This must be dealt with responsibility and caution in a manner that none of the concerned parties are denied their rights as been defined by the Sharia law. If the first declaration of talaq is exercised then a man has to wait for a legitimate time to reconsider his decision before going ahead and exercising it for the second time. And if decided to go with his original decision then he must wait for 40 days before taking up the last and final call of talaq. The Indian Courts must study these conditions in detail before passing their judgment. 3. Samad Desai: 84-year-old, retired Assistant Chief – Fire Officer at the State Bank Of India, Mumbai I do not wish for ‘triple talaq’ to happen to any women folk of my family or any other woman. It is arbitrary and anti-human.             4. Sami Ahmad Khan: 31-year-old, Assistant Professor of English at OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat A balance has to be maintained between Sharia, law of the land, and the 21 st Century humanistic progressive values.                 5. Abid Hussain: 38-year-old, Bengaluru-based Media professional Islam is a belief; way of life. One cannot keep old customs that didn't have any rationale. We humans are evolving and the beliefs needs to keep up with this. I hope the Allahabad Court’s observation helps Muslim women raise their confidence and fight back with the so-called religious leaders (who apparently know it all).             Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

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  • MUST READ: Rani Mukerji’s heartfelt birthday letter for her daughter Adira

    Filmmaker Aditya Chopra and wife Rani Mukerji have for the past year stayed away from the media glare shielding their daughter from the prying eyes of the camera lenses. However, as the litter one, Adira turns one today, proud mother Rani Mukerji decided to break away from the mould in true ‘Befikre’ style and pen a heart touching letter on being a mother. Replete with love, hope, concern and pride the letter will certainly tug emotional chords not just in mothers but in all parents as well. And we just had to share the same: “I love my baby Adira… Can’t live or breathe without her.. My life has changed.. But for the better.. But having a baby is so scary.. Because you suddenly stop living for

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  • Urvashi Rautela FORCES Arjun Rampal into a LOO!

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  • Adorable: Twinkle Khanna and daughter set up an organic vegetable patch

    Which mother does not like her darling daughter lending her a helping hand at work? Mrs. Funnybones aka ‘Twinkle Khanna’ is no different. Besides being a hands-on mother, she has now got herself indulged in setting up an organic vegetable patch. ‘Helping’ her in doing so is her tiny tot Nitaara, as is seen in the adjoining photograph. Twinkle Khanna, who has recently taken to organic vegetable farming, recently uploaded a photograph of hers and her daughter Nitaara. Twinkle Khanna captioned the photograph as “Now that I have some time on my hands-setting up an organic vegetable patch thanks to a company delightfully called DIRT #GoGreen”.

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  • Revealed: Zareen Khan’s glamorous corporate look for Aksar 2

    Zareen Khan, who will be seen in a sizzling special number in the forthcoming film Wajah Tum Ho, is all set for the sequel to the romantic thriller Aksar 2. The actress recently flew to Mauritius for the second and important schedule of the film. While she enjoys the picturesque views that the beachy Mauritius has to offer, the actress also revealed that some interesting mysteries from the film will unfold in this place. Though she was careful enough to not divulge any details about the story or the plot, she did add that she is really looking forward to shoot this schedule of the film. In fact, Zareen Khan even took to Instagram to post about it and shared a picture with co-star Gautam Rode,

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  • Why withdrawal limit of Rs. 24k not complied with, SC to Centre

    New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 (ANI): As the nation struggles to cope up with demonetisation, Chief Justice of India Tirat Singh Thakur on Friday asked the Centre as to why the order for giving Rs 24,000 per week to a person is not being complied with. Responding to it, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi countered by asking for information on the number of people who have come to the court complaining there being a limit on withdrawals. When asked about the benefits and objectives of demonetisation, Rohatgi claimed that the move has been implemented with the objective of curbing black money and fighting corruption.

  • Jaya fired lines like AK-47

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  • Check out: Zoya Akhtar shares a memory of Javed Akhtar with a younger Farhan Akhtar

    Today seems to be a day of ‘throwback memories’. A while ago, we had reported about Abhishek Bachchan recalling his childhood days through social media. This time round, it’s the turn of filmmaker Zoya Akhtar who   posted an olden golden photograph of the father-son jodi of Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. Zoya Akhtar aptly captioned the photograph as “Find of the Week #oldpictures #fatherandson #akhtars #favboys #backintheday #blackandwhite #gautamrajadhyaksha #javedakhtar @faroutakhtar”. On the professional front, Zoya Akhtar is yet to make any announcement about her next project.

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  • Revealed: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s character in Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar was based on Jayalalithaa

    In her very first film Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was cast as Jayalalithaa. It was a well-kept secret not revealed to this day by either the director or his leading lady. Though it was quite obvious that Iruvar was about the infamous friendship turned rivalry between two of Tamil Nadu’s most high-profile film personalities turned politicians, namely M G Ramachandran and M Karunanidhi and the role that Jayalalithaa played in shaping Indian politics; no one was saying it out loud then. Now with Jayalalithaa’s tragic and premature demise there is a renewed interest in Mani Ratnam’s politics of Iruvar. One hears the film may well be revived and re-released in languages other than

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  • Income Tax Sleuths unearth innovative methods of laundering, transportation of cash at Mumbai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad

    New Delhi [India], Dec 9 (ANI): Income tax investigations at Mumbai led to the revelation of a syndicate of ground level operators active in converting banned currency notes into legal tenders for a commission. As part of the operation to nab the culprits, Income Tax Investigation Directorate sent out a few decoy customers seeking to exchange banned currency notes into new notes. The exchange was to take place at the mediator's residence.

  • There Is A Secret Behind Shah Rukh Khan’s Glasses In Raees!

    Shah Rukh Khan‘s most awaited and tempting movie, Raees, is set to release it’s trailer tomorrow at 11:00 am. In Raees, Shah Rukh styles a set of different glasses in every parts. The portrayal of different glasses shows a transformation in the time and evolution of the character in the film. An insider gave inputs that the actor tried many sets of glasses for his character and at least 50 vendors were tried from Bangalore to China to get the right one that would justify his role.

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  • Ranbir Kapoor All Set To Move To His New Home- Details Here!

    After his break-up with Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor moved out of their love nest, a sea-facing apartment on Carter Road. Since then he has been staying with his grandmother in Chembur while his parent’s house, Krishna Raj has gone for re-development. While Katrina has moved back into her old residence, Guldev Sagar Apartments in Bandra, the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil star has found his abode, one that he can call his own.

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  • "I was born a he-man i'll die a he-man" - Dharmendra on turning 81

    One of Indian cinema’s most beloved stars Dharmendra celebrates his 81st birthday on December 8. It’s a quiet birthday with only close family members around him. “I’ve never liked shor sharaaba. I don’t attend parties and don’t throw any. I am a simple man with simple needs. What keeps me going is not fame, fortune or success but the love of the people. I’ve no hesitation in saying I am loved by one and all. That is my greatest achievement and the only birthday gift every year,” says the affable actor, so natural on screen and in person, you are liable to miss his iconic status in life. “I don’t know about legendary,” he laughed uncomfortably. “When I came to Bombay—that’s what the city was called

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  • Don’t Expect PM Modi To Get On To The Back Foot Now; Ganesha Foresees More Key Changes

    It may be tough, but not insurmountable for PM Modi to destroy the demons of the economy post the demonetisation move, says Ganesha after a thorough analysis of his Chart.

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  • Why these 10 sequels should never have been made

    In a rare case, three sequels have been released back-to-back—Rock On 2 on November 11, and Force 2 and Tum Bin 2 on November 18—and two have seen pathetic footfalls. Force 2, which has worked awhile on the axiom of being a no-brainer action film with stars, is still priced in a way that breaking even in costs will be impossible. All three films have been made on the perennially and fundamentally flawed concept that a sequel must be bigger in canvas and budget than the earlier films. What the audience actually wants is a better film, regardless of whether the film is a true sequel (a continuation of the story), another part of a series with the same characters, or a sequel in spirit, like Tum

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  • Check out: Abhishek Bachchan's throwback memories with his grandfather

    We all know that, besides being a son of superstar and a legend named Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan is equally a social person and a social media person. The writings on his social media handles are always something which evokes interest. Today, under the ‘heading’ of ‘Throw Back Thursday’, Abhishek Bachchan posted an extremely dated photograph of his alongwith his sister, cousin sisters and extremely dearest grandfather aka ‘Dadaji’. Abhishek Bachchan captioned the same as “#throwbackthursday that’s my Dadaji with my sister and cousin sisters and me….. Good times. All 4 of my sisters are going to kill me for posting this photo!”. Readers may know that Abhishek Bachchan’s grandfather is

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  • Rani Mukerji shares first image of Adira

    Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Bollywood Actress Rani Mukerji Chopra has shared the first image of her and filmmaker-husband Aditya Chopra's daughter Adira. The photograph was shared on Adira's first birthday , which also marks the release of Chopra's "Befikre" starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor. Along with the photograph, where Rani is seen posing with her daughter who is asleep, also shared a heart-warming note which mentioned that she will always encourage Adira to follow her heart.

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  • Mercury In Sagittarius: There’s Something Unusual Happening – How Will It Impact You?

    After entering Sagittarius on 28th November, 2016, Mercury will be turning retrograde on the 19th December, 2016, and will then turn direct on 8th January, 2017. Find out how this transit will influence you.

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  • Deepika V/s Priyanka: Deepika Padukone topples Priyanka Chopra to bag title as Sexiest Asian Woman

    Priyanka Chopra has taken over the world by storm after her debut in the West. From magazine covers to red carpets, Priyanka Chopra is definitely grabbing the attention. Now, that Deepika Padukone is also making her Hollywood debut in January 2017, she is already making waves in the West. We are here to inform you that Deepika Padukone has bagged the top spot in Sexiest Asian Woman in the 2016 UK poll conducted by a British weekly newspaper Eastern Eye. Deepika has dethroned the four times winner Priyanka Chopra in this poll. Deepika said that it does bring a smile to her face but sexy means different things to different people. For her, it’s not just physical. For her, being comfortable with

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