NEW DELHI: A group of Muslim scholars and activists just got a step closer to the codification of Muslim Personal Law in India on Saturday. The national consultation on the codification has prepared a revolutionary draft which, among other things, bans triple talaq and restricts polygamy. After codification of the personal law, it will be sent to Parliament for amendments into the law and the Muslim masses will be made aware of what Islam gives and what some Mullahs have denied to them over the centuries. "Codification of the personal law is the need of the hour. We are not bringing any new law but only reiterating the provisions which the Quran makes for Muslim men and women," said reformist scholar Asghar Ali Engineer, whose Centre for Study of Society and Secularism along with Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and Institute of Islamic Studies organized the meet in Delhi. "There is no place for triple talaq in one seating. It must be abolished," said Qutub Jehan Kidwai of the Mumbai-based Institute of Islamic Studies. The group concluded that polygamy was a restrictive provision. "The spirit of Islam is monogamy. A lot of men were killed in the battle of Ouhad and there were an overwhelming number of widows and orphans in Arabia. The Quranic verses, while allowing men to take up to four wives, clearly says that men cannot do justice to all of them and, therefore, should marry just one woman," said Justice Shamsuddin, a retired judge of Kerala HC. The draft document also makes registration of all Muslim marriages with the state governments mandatory. It appeals to the governments to appoint Nikah registrars who will maintain nikahnamas. The consent of the bride will be made mandatory and the minimum age of the bride will be 18 and that of the groom 21.