"Imrana is legally wedded to her Husband – Decision of Majlis-E-Aala-Dini"
All INDIA SHIA PERSONAL LAW BOARD STAND ON THE ISSUE
Imrana of Chathawal (Dist. Muzaffarnagar), who unfortunately has become victim of her father-in-law's lust, is in the news these days.
People are approaching All India Shia Personal Law Board through letters and newspapers to clarify stand of Shia sect on the issue. The Board in its June 8, 2005 meeting at Sultan-ul-Madaris, Lucknow had formed Majlis-e-Aala-Dini who would clarify stand of Shia sect on the issues of religion and fiqah. The Majlis is comprised of :
Janab Maulana Syed Mohd. Jaffer Saheb Qibla of Jamia Sultania, Lucknow
Janab Maulana Syed Ali, Imam-e-Juma, Delhi
Janab Maulana Raza Agha, Hyderabad
Janab Maulana Mahmood-ul-Hasan, Nasiriya Arabic College, Jaunpur
Janab Maulana Ammar Haider, Madarsa-e-Aaliya Jafaria, Naugawan, Amroha
Janab Maulana Syed Mohd. Taqi, Lucknow.
In Imrana's case Maulana Syed Mohd. Jaffer has clarified stand of Shia community which was seconded by other five members of the Majlis-e-Dini.
In the 22nd, 23rd and 24th Ayats of Sura-e-Nisa of Holy Quran, there is complete detail of haram (unlawful, illegal) women. Daughter-in-law as daughter-in-law is haram so is fully wedded wife.
If a father-in-law sexually exploits his daughter-in-law, she will not become mother of her husband since she is not wife of her father-in-law.
According to Shariat, rape does not affect family lineage. As per Shariat, illegitimate child is not legitimate child and has no claim on inheritance.
An illegitimate person cannot lead prayers though prayers are mandatory on him. When rape is ineffective, how it could turn halal (lawful) into haram (unlawful).
If the status of anything becomes suspicious due to some reasons, then we will have to fall back upon Hadith. Hadith tells La tan qazul yakina bishhaq - Don't break conviction for suspicion.
Before rape by her father-in-law, Imrana was legally wedded to her husband. After rape suspicion grew whether she is still "halal" (legally wedded) or not. This suspicion is unfounded in the light of Hadith and she will remain "halal" on her husband. According to Shia sect Imrana is "halal" to her husband. The conviction for the rapist of legally wedded wife is that he should be stoned to death.