Muslim sect moves HC on boycott by mosque

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  1. natarajan

    natarajan Senior Member Senior Member

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    A small Muslim sect comprising those who believe only in the Holy Quran and not the hadith, or teachings drawn from the Prophet’s words and actions, has sought legal redress from the Madras high court after being subjected to a social boycott by a mosque in Thoothukudi district in southern Tamil Nadu.
    The Madurai bench of the high court has issued notices to the district collector, police superintendent, the additional director-general of police (social justice and human rights) and the secretary of Mohaideen Jamia mosque in Thoothukudi on a writ petition on behalf of 10 Muslim families of Seidunganallur village in Srivaikuntam taluk.
    In his petition, AC Muzammil, who belongs to the ‘Submitters of God Alone Association’, sought a direction to the collector and the police to provide adequate protection to these families and also take steps to end the social boycott imposed on them by the administrative committee of Mohaideen Jamia mosque.
    Counsel for the petitioner, R Alagumani, invoked the provisions of Articles 25, 26 and 29 of the Constitution—pertaining to freedom to practise and propagate any faith, freedom to manage religious affairs and protection of minority interests—to plead that these rights of the association members had been violated.
    Muzammil said in his affidavit that ten families, including his own, believed only in the Quran and not in the hadith, whereas the mosque’s administrative committee follows both the holy book and the hadith.
    On August 19, the administrative committee ordered the social boycott of these families.
    In a written order, the mosque’s secretary said the followers of the ‘God Alone’ faith were ‘kafirs’ (unbelievers).
    Other Muslims, according to the order, should not have any contact with these families, the mosque’s marriage register should not be given to them and that they should not invite them to any function conducted by Muslims.
    Deceased members of these families were not allowed to be buried in the mosque’s burial ground. They could be accepted as Muslims only if they subscribed to the hadith by mentioning the Kalima (six holy words), the mosque’s order said.
    Madras high court Chief Justice HL Gokhale and Justice G Akbar Ali admitted the petition on Wednesday and ordered issue of notices to the respondents
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    It sounds like discrimination to me:thumbs_thmbdn:
     
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    musalman پاکستان زنده باد

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    No it is not. Salaat or Namaz as prescribed for Muslims (Shia/Sunni) is as per the hadiths i.e. sayings of the Prophet (SAW) . If they do not believe in Hadith, that means they do not believe in the proper way how worship is being done in mosque, they can not use it. Regarding entry into mosques, then any one can enter our mosques.
     

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