MWL denounces Taliban ban on women university education

MWL denounces Taliban ban on women university education

Riyadh, The Gulf Observer: The Muslim World League (MWL) has denounced the decision of the Afghan government to deny Afghan women and girls the right to a university education.

Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the organization’s secretary-general, said in a statement that the move contradicted the guidance of Islam and the consensus of Islamic scholars, and violated international and human values.

Al-Issa, who is also president of the Organization of Muslim Scholars, said the decision deprived women and girls of their legitimate right to education, and the Afghan people in general of the contribution women make to the nation’s prosperity and development.

He urged the government to reverse its decision and adopt the guidelines of Islamic scholars on the matter.