Women to offer namaz at Lucknow Aishbagh Eidgah

Lucknow: In a unique and historical decision taken by Eidgah Aishbagh Lucknow has decided to allow women to enter and offer EiD-Ul-Fitr namaz along with men to be held on Thursday.

This decision will now put such controversy in very different direction to rethink their decision to whether women should be allowed to enter in religious premises or the ban should continue.

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Basically, the actual controversy rose from the Shani temple in Maharashtra where a woman was stopped to perform religious practice at the premises which was followed by Haji Ali Dargah where another woman was denied to enter.

A petitioned was filed in the Bombay High Court by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) seeking court a ruling that bans should be removed on women visiting religious place and allow them to perform religious practices.

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Now with this decision of Lucknow’s Aishbagh Eidgah to allow women to offer namaz at the premises many have appreciated and welcomes this step.

The move was also welcomed by Eidgah Imam Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahli, chief of All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) Shaista Amber and prominent Shia cleric Maulana Tasoof Abbas.

The decision of the clerics at Eidgah has been hailed by women activists as well.

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