Muslim women can enter mosques; Muslim Personal Law Board files affidavit in SC
New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has submitted an affidavit in the supreme court stating that Muslim women can enter mosques. The board filed the affidavit in connection with a petition filed by Pune natives.
The complainants approached the apex court requesting to let Muslim women enter mosques. According to the affidavit filed by Muslim Personal Law Board, Islam does not restrict women from entering mosques.
The 8-page affidavit also stated that the women can decide on whether to attend the special namaz on Friday and that they have the right to choose it. The board submitted the affidavit after consulting senior lawyer Kapil Sibal and others.
It is noteworthy that the Muslim Personal Law Board filed the affidavit in this regard when the supreme court’s larger bench is going to consider the Sabarimala women entry case.