Education is the only way to fight ignorance and increase opportunities in this world. One should always have the opportunity to learn something that they are passionate about to advance their skills. For the longest period of time, women were denied the opportunity to learn. Over the years, in many countries this has of course changed, but still remains a problem in many countries.
Islam emphasizes that the education of men and women is of equal importance, and Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has declared that education is compulsory for both. He said: “It is the duty of every Muslim man and every Muslim woman to acquire knowledge.
On July 12, we recognized Malala, who fights for the right of women to receive an education in every nation. She inspired many to do the same, to keep fighting, so that those who have been denied the right to a proper education can receive it. In the education of children, their mothers play an extremely important and major role.
This is why the education of women is so important, because they will raise a generation of individuals who will rule the world of tomorrow. The Holy Quran also teaches us to seek God’s help to advance our knowledge and teaches us a short prayer to this effect: “My Lord, increase me in knowledge. (20: 115).
Assalamu Alaikum, may the peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon you.
Sarfraz Ahmad, Harrisburg Pennsylvania.