Muslim Personal Law

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There's Nothing Inherently Un-Islamic About Changing Muslim Personal Law

As soon as a reform to Muslim Personal Law is suggested, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board takes it upon itself to launch a campaign to 'enlighten' the masses in this regard and resist any attempt at alteration--even if the change is slight and within the bounds of Islamic jurisprudence. This stance by the 'religious elites' naturally sends a ripple in the Muslim community, especially when it is portrayed as an intervention in the 'sacred' realm of personal law.