Meet Rajasthan's first female qazi Jahan Ara; here's what she wants to do for women
Breaking the stereotype, Rajasthan, in a first in the state, got its first women Qazis!
Jaipur: Breaking the stereotype, Rajasthan, in a first in the state, got its first women Qazis!
Jahan Ara, who along with Afroz Begum became the first women Qazis of Rajasthan, is geared up to do a lot of things for women.
She wants to change the present condition of the feminine gender and ensure that they get all rights granted to them according to Islam.
Ara, who has been associated with the National Muslim Welfare Society, said that the responsibility of the Qazi is not only to preside over weddings, but also bring in some positive change taking note of the present condition in the society.
'Qaziyat' is not just limited to solemnizing nikaah but has other responsibilities as well, believes Jahan Ara.
"At present, women are facing a lot of atrocities; I have become the Qazi so as to bring a change in attitude towards women and improve the condition of women," says Jahan Ara.
"I will ensure that women get all the rights according to Islam," adds Ara.
She became Qazi after completing two-year training course from Mumbai-based Darul Uloom-i-Nisawa.
She has completed the course in the light of Quran, Hadith and Indian Constitution. Also, she learnt about the rights of women.
With this, solemnizing nikaah will no longer be a male bastion in the state.