Religious Scholars’ Association of Afghanistan reacted to the secondary schools’ closure for girls in Afghanistan and asked the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to lift all restrictions and reopen the schools.
The association in a statement said, women likewise the men; have the right to get religious and modern education and take part in the development of their society.
“Based on the principles of the Sharia law, a Muslim woman has the right to get religious and modern education like men to take part in the development of society on one hand and to avail education on the other hand. hence, we urge the IEA to reopen schools for girls and allow them to study.” Reads part of the statement.
Religious scholars said that education for women is a need and Islam has no restrictions on that.
Members of the association insisted that Islam has never prevented women from getting an education adding that the pretext by the Taliban has no justification.
The decision by the IEA over schools’ closure for teenage girls has created backlash both inside and outside of the country.
In a recent move, the International Community conditioned their assistance to Afghanistan to reopening of schools.