New Delhi: Muslim women, who are victims of domestic violence, have the right to end their marriage by seeking divorce or separation from her husband through `Khula`, the leading Islamic educational institution Bareilly Markaz said here on Sunday.
President of the All-India Muslim Women Law Board Shaista Amber hailed the edict and said in Islam women have been given the right to decide about their life.
While issuing the `fatwa` in response to a question, Mufti Syed Kafeel Ahmed of Darul Ifta said, "Muslim women have the right to end their marriage if they are the victim of domestic violence and oppression. Islam has given this right to them."
Darul Ifta is the fatwa section of the Bareilly Markaz (centre) based in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.
Bareilly Markaz represents the Barelvi sect of Islam. Khula is a separation initiated by wife and Talaq is a separation initiated by husband.