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We often get into debates with people about women in Islam. How they dress. Are they allowed to study. Are they forced to wear Hijabs, Can Muslim women ever be femisnists, Are they oppressed. What the Quran says on this or that. On #WomensDay let me share some insights
The recent global socio-political climate, has been such that the phrase “Muslim woman” might conjure an image of a demure powerless woman sheltered by her burqa, oppressed by her hijab. Yet this image is not what history records or what present shows.
Muslims believe that the first verses revealed to Prophet Muhammed were the first five verses in Surat Al-Alaq ("The Clot"), which orders people to seek knowledge.
Seeking knowledge is thus obligatory for every Muslim, male and female

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