Author: Qutub Jahan Kidwai

Badruddin Ajmal is wrong, Islam encourages family planning

In response to the Assam government’s recent decision against providing government jobs to people having more than two children, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Maulana Badruddin Ajmal has said Muslims will continue to produce children and they will not listen to anyone. The maulana from Assam is merely reiterating the conviction of many among the ulema in India that Islam is opposed to family planning. However, basing herself on the Quran, Hadith and the Shariah, activist-scholar Qutub Jahan Kidwai, debunks such claim