September 27, 2022

Special Decree Issued by Amir-ul-Momenin on Women’s Rights

Special Decree Issued by Amir-ul-Momenin on Women’s Rights

In the name of Allah, the most merciful, and the most compassionate

The Islamic Emirate’s leadership instructs all relevant organizations, Ulma-e-Kiram and tribal elders to take serious actions to inforce Women’s Rights.

  1. Adult woman’s consent is necessary during Nikah/ marriage (though both should be equal with no risk of sedition).
    No one can force women to marry by coercion or pressure.
  2. A woman is not a property, but a noble and free human being, no one can give her to anyone in exchange for peace deal and or to end animosity.
  3. After the death of the husband,  ‘Sharaie Adat’ (four months and ten nights or pregnancy) passes, no one can marry a widow by force including her relatives. A widow has the right weather to marry and or to determine/choose her future. (Though the principle of equality and preventing sedition should be kept into consideration).
  4.  It is the Sharia right of a widow to obtain, ‘Mahar’ from her new husband.
  5. A widow has heritage right and fixed share in the property of her husband, children, father and other relatives. No one can deprive a widow of her right.
  6. Those with multi marriages (more than one wife) are obliged to give rights to all women in accordance with the Sharia low and maintain justice between them.

For proper implementation of this decree, relevant organization are instructed to do the following acts:

A:    The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs is instructed to encourage scholars to give awareness to the people related to women’s rights through their letters or preaching that oppressing women and not giving them their rights will cause Allah’s dissatisfaction and His torment and danger.

B:    The Ministry of Information and Culture is directed to publish articles related to women’s rights through its mean in writing and audio, as well as encourage writers and activist to publish useful article on women’s right in order to attract attention of Ulema and people about women’s sharia rights, to prevent the ongoing oppression.

C:    The Supreme Court must issue instruction to all courts to consider applications for women’s right especially widows’, regarding their rights and oppression against them in a proper and principled manner, in order not to disappoint women of getting rid of oppression and obtaining their Sharia rights.

D:    Governors and district governors must cooperate comprehensively with the named ministries and the Supreme Court in the implementation of this decree.


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