The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday declared a “social boycott” of those Muslims misusing triple talaq. It also issued a code of conduct (instructions for talaq) for all community members to follow while awarding talaq.
The AIMPLB came out with this solution after two days of hectic deliberations. The deliberations were carried out by its Executive Committee at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, popularly known as Nadwa College, in Lucknow
CODE OF CONDUCT
1. Muslim couples should take their own initiative to end their differences in their married life and avoid a situation reaching to divorce.
2. If this doesn’t solve their dispute, they should go for temporary separation.
3. If the above two methods fail to work, elders from both sides should intervene and act as arbitrators.
4. If that also doesn’t work, the husband can give one talaq to his wife and leave her for the period of Iddat for any reconciliation. If the husband doesn’t contact his wife during Iddat, the nikah is over. If the wife is pregnant, the period of Iddat will continue, and, in the case of talaq, the husband will not only have to return the mehar but also will have to bear the cost of the period of Iddat.
5. If reconciliation is done after Iddat, then with mutual consent both of them can have a nikah again, fixing a new mehar.
6. Husband should give talaq not in one go, but once a month, and if reconciliation is done in the third month, the nikah continues.
7. If wife does not want to live with her husband, he may end the nikah through khula.
8. Muslim community should socially boycott those who give triple talaq in one go to put an effective check on such cases.