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The Womans Right To Education

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Islamic teachings cover all aspects of the life of a Muslim, as well as regulating all social activities. Muslim women, as well as men, are called upon to acquire extensive knowledge to understand and follow all the teachings of Islam, and to abide by the five essential religious duties known as the Pillars of Islam. It is in this verse that the Qurʾan shows that God offered forgiveness and reward for men and women holding the described virtues, using the feminine gender to confirm women's position in a society where previously they had been largely suppressed and ignored. The Prophet was also intent that women themselves should become teachers, not only of other women, but of men too.

Keywords: education; Muslim women; Qurʾan



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