Islamic Scholars to Visit Afghanistan for Talks on ‘Islam’s Position on Women’

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday to send a group of distinguished Islamic scholars to Afghanistan for talks on the position of Islam on women’s education and employment. 

OIC Secretary General Hussain Ibrahim Taha said while addressing the 49th Council of Foreign Ministers of OIC member state opening session in Mauritania.

“The OIC will continue its efforts and dialogue with the concerned authorities in Afghanistan and, in coordination with the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), will send an expanded team of scholars to Afghanistan for dialogue on aspects related to Islam’s position on women’s education and work.”

Taha stressed that the OIC is still committed to “Supporting the right of women in Afghanistan to education and work in line with the principles of Islam.”

He also said that the Taliban continue to “demand that they be given some time to review the academic curricula and safe environment for girls’ education.”

The secretary-general also announced that the King Salman Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Center, in collaboration with the OIC office in Kabul, will continue to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the Islamic Organization urged the de facto government to reverse the ban on women’s education and work, which will face the country with far-reaching social and economic consequences.

The Taliban-led administration has imposed several decrees that resulted in a ban on women’s education and has worked with the international organization since last year.

Their decision was criticized by international organizations, Islamic organizations and regional countries, urging them to revere their policies about women’s education and work immediately.

The new academic year in the country began last week, but the girls have been denied their fundamental rights, education, and employment for over a year.


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