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Triple Talaq

Triple talaq, additionally referred to as “talaq-e-biddat, instant divorce and talaq-e-mughallazah (irreversible divorce), is a form of Islamic divorce which has been used by Muslims in India, in particular disciples of Hanafi Sunni Islamic faculties of jurisprudence.” It enabled any Muslim man to legitimately divorce his wife through expressing the phrases talaq

( the Arabic word for “divorce”)  multiple times in oral, composed or all the greater as of overdue, digital shape.

“The utilization and standing of triple talaq in India have been a topic of controversy and dialogue. Those wondering the exercise have raised issues of justice, gender equality, human rights, and secularism.” The dialogue has “blanketed the Government of India and the Supreme Court”, and is attached to the dialogue approximately a uniform not unusual code (Article forty-four) in India on 22 August 2017, the Indian Supreme Court regarded triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) unconstitutional in which by using the case of Shayara Bano played the first-rate function. The case helped shines a top-notch deal of light on the matter of triple talaq and the want for

an alternate within the provisions of triple talaq in our judicial device.


Three of the five judges within the board concurred that the exercise of triple talaq is unconstitutional. The staying announced the practice to be constitutional at the same time as at the identical time inquiring for that the administration to boycott the practice with the aid of enacting a regulation. India’s Muslim neighbors are among 23 other nations which have prohibited triple talaq already. The Quran constructed up intends to avert rushed divorces. It recommends two maintaining up instances of a quarter of a year prior to the divorce is closing with the purpose to supply the partner time to reconsider his decision. On 30 July 2019, the Parliament of India mentioned the exercise of talaq as unlawful, unconstitutional and made it a culpable act

from 1st August 2019 which is esteem to be essentially from 19 September 2018.

Legitimacy of Triple Talaq

The present discussion round triple talaq is fixated on the Sharaya Bano and some bunches of petitions just as Supreme courts declare suo moto PIL to recall whether or not positive elements of Islamic private legal guidelines add as much as gender discrimination and as a result damages the charter. The petition therefore problems the legitimacy of triple talaq

at the touchstone of article 14, article 15, article 21, and article 25.[1] The case has been quite controversial in nature because of the various opinions of different Muslim communities send their beliefs.

The question remains that in the case of announcing the practice of triple talaq unconstitutional would improve the condition of Muslim ladies more than the invalidation has done and how much of an impact did the case of Shayara Bano had on the status of Triple Talaq. Basically, Marriage is an institution where husband and wife are together and are considered as one according to law. This marriage in Muslim law can be dissolved by triple Talaq, Talaq here means repudiation or free from the bond of marriage, if this talaq is pronounced three times then the marriage is dissolved, this form of marriage is often criticized by many jurists and

this is also back up by many sources and jurists.

Talaq Forms

According to pronouncement talaq has two forms Talaq-al-Sunnah and Talaq-al-Bidat, here Talaq al-Sunnah is the teachings of the prophet, talaq al bidat has further

two classifications where one is irrevocable and the other is Triple Talaq. “Triple Talaq is the pronouncement of I divorce you thrice, then the marriage is dissolve.”

Quran has assure that pronouncement of talaq three times will be count as one revocable talaq, even the Quran nowhere mention that pronouncement of talaq thrice will be counted as a divorce. But it put emphasis on separate talaqs, where the husband and wife after pronouncing talaq twice they should have time to reconcile or reconsider, and then if they want the divorce the husband can pronounce the third talaq, and if it is pronounce thrice at a single stroke then it will be an irrevocable talaq. On the other hand, Quran itself says after twice pronouncement it is revocable and

after third, there is a chance of reconsidering which means it is irrevocable. But this is against the interest of the divorcer himself

as if he gives the pronouncement a single breath then he will lose the chance of gaining her back.

In the words of Justice Costello

Upon that point (divorce) there is a number of authorities and I have carefully considered this point dealt with in the very early authorities to see whether I am in agreement with the more recent decisions of the courts. I regret that

I have to come to the conclusion that as the law stands at present any Mohamedan

may divorce his wife at his mere whim and caprice.[2]

This clearly shows how much Muslim women are vulnerable to such an act of Muslim men. Indian society is a male dominant society that worsens their condition.

The Bombay High Court observed “The Prophet pronounced Talaq to be

the most detestable thing before the Almighty God of all the permitted things. If talaq is give without any reason it is stupidity and ingratitude to god.”[3]

Justice Kurian Joseph in the judgment of Shayara Bano v. Union of India said that the act of triple talaq is against the Shariat Act which is the rule of decision. To freely profess, practice, and propagate the religion of one’s choice [4] is a right under the Indian Constitution. But the same is subject to (1) public order, (2) health, (3) morality, and

(4) other provisions of part III of the Indian Constitution

(according to article 25(1) of the Indian Constitution). Therefore the practice of Triple Talaq was against article 25(1) of the Constitution.

Declaring the practice unconstitutional has clearly paved a way for improving the condition of women in Indian society

especially Muslim women.


[1] [1] Columbia Journal of Gender & Law, 17 (1): 45–110

[2] Ahmed Kasim Molla v. khatun Bibi, 59 ILR Calcutta 833

[3] ILR 30 Bombay 537

[4] Article 25 Of The Indian Constitution

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