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Afghan Women and Education

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Women are the pillars of a society; they have an important role in the society.
Afghan women are powerful if they want they can change their life by seeking good education. Islamic knowledge is the key of their freedom and if they obey Islamic law they can reach to their real prestige. Real respect for a woman is in Islam, Islam give the different chances for women for example: a Muslim woman can educate, because Islam adjudge the education for each male and female Muslim. An educated woman will reach to her real place. If she is a mother her children will respect her, because she does her best for her children education as a educated mother. If she is a sister she is seeking peace and dignity for her brothers and if she is a wife she respects her husband and she can be good supporter for him.
Hope that Afghan women could play their role in building up an Islamic Society by getting education.

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Umme Mahbuba's picture

Amazing Thoughts

Hi Atifa Nahid,
I really like your optimistic and hopeful thought about the women in Afghanistan. I have some friends form Afghanistan who are studying in my university Asian University for Women. They are very conscious and aware like you about the situation of women in Afghanistan. I like that you write about what Islam says about the right of women. However, the patriarchal society is distorted the idea of Islam about women and using against women. Islam is the religion of peace and equal right, but it is only some selfish people who are changing and using the title "Islam" to fulfill their motives. What kind of dissimilarities and discrimination against women you find in Afghanistan that are against or do not support Islam?
I look forward to hearing from you more.

Best Wishes
Umme Mahbuba.

Dear Umme,
I am writing very short about the women rights in Islam, most of women in Afghanistan do not have their Islamic rights.

In a truly Islamic society women have the following rights in Islam:

1. The right and duty to obtain education.
2. The right to have their own independent property.
3. The right to work to earn money if they need it or want it.
4. Equality of reward for equal deeds.
5. The right to express their opinion and be heard.
6. The right to provisions from the husband for all her needs and more.
7. The right to negotiate marriage terms of her choice.
8. The right to obtain divorce from her husband, even on the grounds that she simply can't stand him. (Please note that God deeply frowns upon divorce as a solution unless there is hardly any other alternative but it does not mean that men have more right to divorce their wives than women do.)
9. The right to keep all her own money (she is not responsible to maintain any relations).
10. Custody of their children after divorce.
11. To refuse any marriage that does not please them

Best wishes
Atifa Nahid

michellee's picture

right to education

Atifa,

I agree that education is the best way to empower women to change their own lives as well as their societies. What are the barriers to education that women in your community face, and what can be done about them? I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on this important issue.

Be well,

Michelle
World Pulse Technology Associate

Atifa Nahid's picture

education in Afghanistan

Dear Michelle

I am writing an highlight about education in Afghanistan

Afghan women have different level of education for example in capital city Kabul most of the women are educated and other cities..., but in rural area the women are illiterates the rate of illiterate women are high in Afghanistan, because of lack of education and poverty their rights are trampled. They do not have social, economical, education and political rights. They do not know about their Islamic rights and they can not do anything for their selves. To replace their situation it takes time. First we have to change the men in their environment, because most of the men are also away from education, so it means that education is necessary for Afghan women and men

Best wishes
Atifa Nahid

Afghan women have different level of education for example in capital city Kabul most of the women are educated and other cities..., but in rural area the women are illiterates the rate of illiterate women are high in Afghanistan, because of lack of education and poverty their rights are trampled. They do not have social, economical, education and political rights. They do not know about their Islamic rights and they can not do anything for their selves. To replace their situation it takes time. First we have to change the men in their environment, because most of the men are also away from education, so it means that education is necessary of Afghan women and men

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