Women’s Rights in Islam : Women and Education

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Right to Education in Islam was granted hundreds of years ago while most prestigious schools of the world denied it.

Abu Saeed Al-Khudri reported that some women requested the Prophet to fix a day for them as the men were taking most of his time. On that he promised them to devote a day for teaching them… [Narrated by Al-Bukhari]

In another hadeeth, it was reported that the Prophet had said: “Seeking knowledge is incumbent on every Muslim”

Seager and Olson 1986 reported that most universities in western countries waited very long before admitting female students. Madam Curie was refused membership in the French Academy of Science, though she was the first female professor in The Sorbonne in 1911.We have got to bear in mind that she was awarded the Noble Prize in 1903. [McGrayne,1993 in Zerekly]

Author : Abdallah H. Al-Kahtany

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