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Islamic Society (21 Jan 2019 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • The legal remedy could be to legislate a fundamental right of all children to school education and making it available free to those who cannot afford it. Also, make it a punishable offence for the parent, if they fail to send their children to school.

    In a democracy, the right to freedom of speech is too sacrosanct to compromise and you cannot do much about people speaking their mind. To legislate against such freedom may be worse than the disease. It amounts to an admission that the people of Bangla Desh do not deserve the rights in a democracy, and what they need is an authoritarian rule.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/29/2019 4:46:07 AM

  • The most unfortunate part is the very poor training of the clerics in the madrassas. Unless this is improved, they will continue to say such things. 

    This is simply the wrong kind of causal analysis which unfortunately is commonplace and reflected in outrageous fatwas issued from time to time.

    What is the real issue if there is a real issue in the first place?  Why do parents not talk to their daughters and tell them that they can marry whoever they choose to marry with their blessings and there is no need for them to elope. This solves the problem.

    Unless the cleric is countered with the solution to his real or imaginary problem, he will continue to cause harm to the cause of the girls' education.

    By Naseer Ahmed - 1/28/2019 11:29:27 PM

  • A timely piece that illustrates the need for researched clarification on our mainstream interpretation of Islam. 
    By Syed Muttakillah - 1/28/2019 11:55:03 AM

  • Welcone back, Yunus sahib! Excellent article both from the point of view of the analysis of the problem and in recommending  corrective measures.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/21/2019 1:45:54 PM

  • This is very good and worth reading article.
    His language and civilized  and scholarly style of writing is praiseworthy

    By Kaniz Fatma - 1/21/2019 8:55:54 AM

  • I  refuse to believe that the gentleman in question genuinely thinks that girls should not go to school beyond certain grades to stop them from eloping.  I wonder who established  the correlation between number of girls eloping and their level of education.  Some people  feel  threatened because an  educated girl is capable to make her own choices. It is like wanting to uninvent the wheel to prevent car accidents. 
    By Imran Mohammed - 1/21/2019 6:57:02 AM

  • "Education is a bounty of Allah which is open to all regardless of gender. To deprive Muslim women of this bounty is to deny them of a great bounty of Allah."
    Beautiful lines. 

    By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي - 1/21/2019 3:20:52 AM