Women's Education

Why educate women when they’re meant to be breeding machines….?

Taliban blow up girls’ school building in Pakistan:

It is now more or less accepted that Taliban are the truest followers of Islam and hence their deeds reflect the purest form of Islam. According to a press report appeared on March 6, 2011, in The Statesman, a Kolkata based English daily, Taliban have blown up a girls’ school building in Pakistan. The report said,

“Taliban militants blew up a state-run girls’ school in north-west Pakistan today, though there were no casualties in the attack. The militants blew up the girls’ primary school at Kalo Banda Shawa in Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province with explosives laid around the building, sources said. The Taliban, who are opposed to the education of girls, have destroyed hundreds of schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and the adjoining tribal belt over the past three years.”[1]

As Taliban represent the purest form of Islam, one should conclude that the pure Islam is against educating its women.  (Islamist Monitor)

Robert Spencer explains how its done:

The intrepid mujahedin, gunning down teachers and forcing school closures in the entire province. Later on, they, along with analysts in the West, will complain about the region being poor and underdeveloped, and say it causes jihad. But this is a classic example of jihad causing poverty, and obliterating the means of improving one’s lot in life.

Ibn Warraq exMuslim in his book ‘Why I am not a Muslim’ — p 318, notes the numerous hadiths/traditions that discourage or prohibit the education of women –‘prevent them from writing’ …’do not add an evil to unhappiness’ .. Mohammad said ‘do not teach women writing, teach them spinning and the sura al-nur.‘ And this was followed by caliphs and endorsed by the very famous al-Ghazali (11-12Century) who in his ‘Revival of the religious sciences’ defined a woman’s role —stating she should NOT be well-informed… quote in p300 of Warraq’s book.

Reliance of the traveller –-sharia law m 10.3 p 538 notes a man can let his wife leave the house for a lesson in sacred law, for invocation of allah, to see female friends (with certain restrictions…..)

Education in Islam refers to religious education and women may be ‘released’ to learn those bits that will keep her a ‘good Muslim female’, but this is NOT education as we understand it.

Critical thinking, alternative views, forget it. Hence the Taliban, the closest thing yet to a pure Islamic state according to Indonesia’s Bashir, is completely correct in stopping the ‘education’ of girls.

Initially, under Khazi, Afghanistan’s sharia laws also prohibited married women from attending schools etc —since little girls can be handed over in marriage at any age, this is a prohibition on educating girls —the Taliban are NOT the only ones against it –so are the clerics that develop Afghanistan’s laws!

3 thoughts on “Women's Education”

  1. The article is biased on showing how cruel Islam is towards women whereas the reality is completely opposite. Female education in the Islamic world was inspired by Muhammad’s (PBUH) wives: Khadijah, a successful businesswoman, and Aisha, a renowned hadith scholar and military leader. Islamic history is fully of great & learned women in all disciplines. Quoting wrongly from the verses of Quran will not help because people who know Islam will obviously not be impressed by your unworthy facts.

    1. Kadijah was educated and wealthy before she married Muhammad, not after. She hired Muhammad as a camel driver, not the other way ’round.

      Aisha was not educated because of Muhammad, but in spite of him. She educated herself in Islamic party politics by by learning on the job, so to speak.

      “Islamic history is fully of great & learned women in all disciplines.”

      Hardly. Please provide a full listing of those women and their ‘disciplines’.

      “Quoting wrongly from the verses of Quran will not help”

      We have no intention to help Islam in any way and I have never seen a non muslim quote the Koran “correctly”. (sarc/off)

      I couldn’t care less whether “people who know Islam are impressed” by what you describe as “unworthy” facts; We report and comment on what Islam does. We expose the ugliness of Islam and we make people understand that Islam is a failed system. Most Islamic countries are illiterate, ignorant and impoverished because of Islam.

      Get out while you can!

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