The Taliban says that the Quran forbids the education of girls over the age of 8. Is this true? Are they actually quoting the Quran?

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    Can you quote their actual statement? The Quran does not directly say anything of the sort. However nine is the minimum age of adulthood for a woman as derived by scholars from ahadith. It is possible that they do not allow for going to schools where women need to go out of their homes and visit, as going out unnecessarily is contrary to the Quranic recommendations. They are not quoting the Quran, but they may be interpreting various Islamic sources.
    – UmH
    Aug 20, 2020 at 4:30
  • Thank you for your reply. I'm just a person who was raised Catholic and I lost my faith long ago. I'm trying to learn more about Islam and the Quran. I'm sorry but I don't have the direct quote from the Taliban. I know that they have definitely destroyed girls' schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They also attacked and killed some of the girls that attended those schools. Malala Yousafzai is a prime example. So something about these girls going to school is obviously upsetting them.
    – user39996
    Aug 21, 2020 at 5:34
  • @user39996 I would recommend you to look at the Quran tafseers or hadeeths. instead of look at what some groups did or do! For girls learning
    – user14974
    Sep 20, 2020 at 17:53
  • That is why I am here, to learn the truth instead of the limited information and/or propaganda that the media and government provides. I have come with an open mind. ๐Ÿ™
    – user39996
    Sep 21, 2020 at 18:57

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As per Hadith seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim. First word Angel Jabriel taught to Prophet Muhammad is 'Iqra', means read, so Quran starts with the instruction to read. The problem is not education the problem is environment in education institutions which doesn't meet the Quranic criteria of how should girl dress and walk in public. So whats the criteria?

Say to the believing men that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste). This is better for them.โ€ Say to the believing women that: they should cast down their glances and guard their private parts (by being chaste)โ€ฆโ€ (Surah an-Nur Verse 30-31)


ุนูŽู†ู’ ุฃูŽุจููŠ ุณูŽุนููŠุฏู ุŒ ุฌูŽุงุกูŽุชู ุงู…ู’ุฑูŽุฃูŽุฉูŒ ุฅูู„ูŽู‰ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽุชู’ : ูŠูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูุŒ ุฐูŽู‡ูŽุจูŽ ุงู„ุฑู‘ูุฌูŽุงู„ู ุจูุญูŽุฏููŠุซููƒูŽุŒ ููŽุงุฌู’ุนูŽู„ู’ ู„ูŽู†ูŽุง ู…ูู†ู’ ู†ูŽูู’ุณููƒูŽ ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู‹ุง ู†ูŽุฃู’ุชููŠูƒูŽ ูููŠู‡ูุŒ ุชูุนูŽู„ู‘ูู…ูู†ูŽุง ู…ูู…ู‘ูŽุง ุนูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽูƒูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู. ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ : " ุงุฌู’ุชูŽู…ูุนู’ู†ูŽ ูููŠ ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู ูƒูŽุฐูŽุง ูˆูŽูƒูŽุฐูŽุงุŒ ูููŠ ู…ูŽูƒูŽุงู†ู ูƒูŽุฐูŽุง ูˆูŽูƒูŽุฐูŽุง ". ููŽุงุฌู’ุชูŽู…ูŽุนู’ู†ูŽุŒ ููŽุฃูŽุชูŽุงู‡ูู†ู‘ูŽ ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุตูŽู„ู‘ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽุŒ ููŽุนูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽู‡ูู†ู‘ูŽ ู…ูู…ู‘ูŽุง ุนูŽู„ู‘ูŽู…ูŽู‡ู ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ : " ู…ูŽุง ู…ูู†ู’ูƒูู†ู‘ูŽ ุงู…ู’ุฑูŽุฃูŽุฉูŒ ุชูู‚ูŽุฏู‘ูู…ู ุจูŽูŠู’ู†ูŽ ูŠูŽุฏูŽูŠู’ู‡ูŽุง ู…ูู†ู’ ูˆูŽู„ูŽุฏูู‡ูŽุง ุซูŽู„ูŽุงุซูŽุฉู‹ุŒ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ูŽุง ุญูุฌูŽุงุจู‹ุง ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุงุฑู ". ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽุชู ุงู…ู’ุฑูŽุฃูŽุฉูŒ ู…ูู†ู’ู‡ูู†ู‘ูŽ : ูŠูŽุง ุฑูŽุณููˆู„ูŽ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ูุŒ ุงุซู’ู†ูŽูŠู’ู†ู ุŸ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ : ููŽุฃูŽุนูŽุงุฏูŽุชู’ู‡ูŽุง ู…ูŽุฑู‘ูŽุชูŽูŠู’ู†ูุŒ ุซูู…ู‘ูŽ ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ : " ูˆูŽุงุซู’ู†ูŽูŠู’ู†ู ูˆูŽุงุซู’ู†ูŽูŠู’ู†ู ูˆูŽุงุซู’ู†ูŽูŠู’ู†ู ".

A woman came to the Messenger of Allah (๏ทบ) and said: "O Messenger of Allah! Only men benefit from your talks, so please fix a day for us, to teach us the knowledge which Allah has taught you." The Messenger of Allah (๏ทบ) fixed a day and directed them to assemble. When they gathered, the Prophet (๏ทบ) went to them and taught them what Allah had taught him. He (๏ทบ) then said, "Any woman of you whose three children die (in infancy) they will be a guard for her against Fire (of Hell)." One of the women asked: "What if she loses two?" The Messenger of Allah (๏ทบ) replied, "Even two."

This hadeeth shows that the prophet concern about teaching women as much teaching men!

  • Thank you for providing these quotes from the Quran. This helps me in my quest to understand Islam.
    – user39996
    Sep 21, 2020 at 18:54
  • It is a hadeeth not a Quran! But since hadeeth from the prophet and he is the one most understand what the Islam is! What it still a holy thing.
    – user14974
    Sep 21, 2020 at 19:04

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