In a controversial move, a cleric at Bareilly’s influential Dargah Aala Hazrat seminary passed a fatwa on Monday asking people to boycott Nida Khan – an instant triple talaq victim, who has been running an NGO for women, who too are victims of the practice and nikah halala – or face “dismissal” from Islam.
Though the copy of the written fatwa uses the name ‘Hinda’ instead of ‘Nida’, a cleric later told mediapersons that the fatwa has been passed for Nida.
Responding to a query by Mufti Mohd Khurshid Alam Razvi, the imam of Bareilly Jama Masjid, an Aala Hazrat cleric, Mufti Afzaal Razvi, wrote while issuing the fatwa: “Halala is mentioned in the Quran. If Hinda does not apologise, she should be boycotted. Nobody should talk or greet her and people should stop eating with her, should not visit her if she is taken ill and if she dies, they should not read her last prayer or let her be buried in a graveyard.”