April 01, 2006

Sleep Talking

An Indian couple in the village of Falataka are having troubles with their marriage. You tell yourself, what else is new?

The husband in question had uttered the word "divorce" or Talaq three times in his sleep. According to the local Muslim
(mis)leaders of that particular village, the sleepy utterances are enough to dissolve their marriage.

Perhaps husbands in India will go to bed wearing a mouth covering from now on?...Unless of course they really wanna get divorced. If that's the case they simply have to say; "meri jaan (my dear), I didn't mean what I said but, the Molvis (imams) said that we are divorced and we have to follow what they say".

The interesting thing in this case was that the wife herself said she heard him utter the words three times in his sleep.

"Allah himself has joined us," Aftab said, according to an official at the center. "My wife may have mistakenly heard me shouting talaq. I don't remember uttering it."

Tsk Tsk, poor Aftab. Amnesia can be such a tough thing.

However Zafaryab Jilani, of the influential All India Muslim Personal Law Board, has said the pronouncement of talaq must be intentional.

Duh! Once again the Muslim (mis)leaders forgot the whole "Action is based on intention" part. My my, must have slipped their minds.

19 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Its just ridiculous how some molvis interpret islamic law. I mean what the hell is this telling the couple they are divorced because the husband uttered the words in his sleep, he doesnt even remember doing it.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Well that is one of the reasons why Islam has such a messed up image across the world. People read and hear about such cases, and mind you, they are absurd but not at all unique.

Still, one has to laugh at it all. It's a mad mad world.

Elizabeth said...

I agree, although if someone is muttering "divorce" repeatedly in his sleep, it could be a clue that the marriage has problems.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Lol indeed elizabeth. I would say it means something... but then again, if we were to be held accountable for all we think, and dream, well I suppose most marriages wouldn't last a day then.

I tell you, fictional stories don't need to be made up. Just take one look around at the world, wouldn't you say?

Tainted Female said...

I think what bothers me most about this, is the fact that EVEN if they wanted to enforce the talaaq while he was asleep... It's Haraam and not counted when talaaq is uttered three times in a row... But they've gone and stated she must remarry and then divorce before the couple can get back together. Common knowledge of Islam was simply ignored...

Shocking.

Fouad said...

Like your sarcasm :) nice blog. will come back.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Welcome Tainted and Fouad! :)

Tainted, I believe common knowledge and common sense were both ignored. And we are reminded that they are not so common after all. Frustrating...

Fouad, you are welcome back anytime :)

Tainted Female said...

LOL fantastic point..

And what do you mean, welcome?! I've been reading you for a while now! LOL! Maybe just the first time I've commented.. Sent you an email as well.. You didn't get it?

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira:

someone should tell them to 'never take wisdom from the fool's mouth'

kaya said...

Stupid woman! She should count her blessings. She is getting a little MAMBO no 5 legally. Then she can go back to her buddha.
Yarr moofat mai side dish mill raha hai. Bindaas enjoy!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Gees cut a girl some slack here ok? lol

I got two emails and couldn't figure out who they were from lol so it was Kaya and Tainted...that explains it. Ahh! lol

Tainted: Well yes it is the first time you comment so first time I notice your presence. Nevertheless, good to have you here :)

Lol Kaya! Pagli!

Ali Mehdi: min fam meen? fool? akalt fool el yawm enta? ma bifham ana... lol

zee said...

LOLLLLLZZZ

MD said...

lol this is ridiculous. i can't beleive the moulvis and i cant believe this couple. they deserve to be killed before george w bush.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Let us not wish death upon anyone, rather some sort of enlightenment.

Still one has to thank them for all the laughs. It is so absurd it's hilarious!

BuJ said...

they guy didn't mean it so his divorce is not valid. duh.

opinionatedinjerzee said...

hehe!! i am not even going to go there now!! i think i got like 65 comments so far on this topic when i blogged about it last week!!

those mullahs need a good beating!

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