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Lucknow: Close on the heels of the controversy about the fatwa on the Deoband website on working women, an Islamic seminary here has said that education for Muslim girls was not only important, but also mandatory.
"Education is mandatory for every Muslim, whether male or female," Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali of Darul Uloom Farangi Mahal said while quoting Hadees and Sharia.
The fatwa has been issued on a query posted by Huma Khawaja seeking clarification on girl's education, Uloom's secretary Naeemurrehman said.
The fatwa stated that the man has come in this world for enlightenment and spreading knowledge in the society.
"Much emphasis is given on education," it said.
"A man who gets his daughters and sisters educated, teaches them etiquette, treats them well and marry them would go to heaven," it added.
The fatwa said that the Islam not only promoted education for one's own children, but even for maid-servants.
"As mother is close to her children, being educated is very important for her," it said.
It said that from the quotes of Hadees it was evident that how much importance had been given on women education in Islam.
The fatwa also reads that besides the female progeny it is also mentioned that female servants of the family should be provided education. The fatwa underlines the importance of education among girls to a great extent stating that Prophet also has stated that education is a must for the Muslims and Muslims should give special attention to the education of girls.
"Islam believes in enlightment and it is possible only through education. It is the first stepping stone for social reform and progress. So Muslims should not be in any confusion and strive for attaining education including girls educations," said Firangi Mahli.
"It is mandatory for every Muslim to ensure proper education of his daughter at any cost," it said.
The Darul Uloom said that illiteracy was a major reason behind the downfall of Muslims.
"Women education is the first step towards progress and social reform. Any laxity would be considered as a big mistake," it added.
However the fatwa remains silent on co-education and intermingling of girls in schools, colleges and educational institutions. "The fatwa is delivered on the subject asked by any person. This is a different subject and presently we are not saying anything on it," said Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahli who delivered the fatwa. He however maintained that girls should remain within decent limits during their studies.
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