Al-Azhar University requests Taliban to review women education decision
Al-Azhar University says that banning female students from going to universities is against Islamic laws.
Cairo ( Egypt News international )
The Egyptian university, Al-Azhar University, has demanded the Afghan Taliban to review its decision regarding women’s education.
According to the details, Egypt’s Al-Azhar University has condemned the ban on women’s higher education in Afghanistan.
Al-Azhar University says that banning female students from going to universities is against Islamic laws. Excluding women from education is not permissible in Islam.
Taliban Reaction on Criticisim over banning women education
On the other hand, the Taliban’s position regarding the decision of women’s education has also come.
Afghanistan’s minister of higher education says that women were banned from Afghan universities because female students were not following the dress code and other guidelines.
Afghan Minister Muhammad Nadeem said that the female students were not following the Islamic teachings of not traveling without clothes or Mehram.
He further said that unfortunately, despite the passage of 14 months, the instructions issued by the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education regarding female students were not being implemented.
He said that the students used to come dressed as if they were coming to a wedding. The female students coming to the university were not even wearing hijab.
Taliban criticise Science and other Subjects
He further said that science subjects are not suitable for female students. Similarly, engineering, agriculture and some other courses are also not in accordance with the dignity of female students and Afghan culture.
He further said that the authorities have also closed those madrasas where only female students were being taught, but they are located inside the mosques.