Travesty of Rights of Muslim Women in Marriages: Are the Centuries Old Qur’anic Verses Prejudiced or Misinterpreted?​s

Vidhi Krishali and Keerthi Chowdary
Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India.

Volume III, Issue V, 2020

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 draws its roots from the centuries old Islamic law and presents an alleviating stance on the condition of Muslim women in India. Muslims are a minority in India and the current act looks promissory in the front of being a symbolical representation of India’s stand against gender discrimination. This piece of legislation is regarded way ahead for the Muslim women as it tries to correct the wrongs perpetrated against them and thereby end the various forms of discrimination. The old scriptures and texts act as solid evidence that women in Islam had a strong footing and were considered equals to their male counterparts. But the translations throughout the years change all of that to males overpowering females and the laws being biased. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 presents a threshold of laws to deal with every single principle which is prejudiced in its essence.

Keywords: Muslim Women, Rights, Marriage, Islam.