Girls education mandatory – an uninteresting fatwa…

Submitted by admin3 on 17 May 2010 – 9:36pm.

By staff reporter[……]

Lucknow: In a fatwa issued on Monday the Darul Uloom Firangi Mahal of Lucknow has made it mandatory on all muslims to make efforts for providing education to girls. The fatwa came as a silver lining after a series of fatwas issued by Islamic seminary Darul Uloom, Deoband attracted much media attention reportedly painted as anti-women.

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.

At Lucknow, the fatwa was issued by the Darul Ifta of the Firangi Mahal in a written querry by Dr Huma Khwaja on Monday. The written reply by Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahli quoted extensively from the Islamic shariah and hadeeth. “It is compulsory for all muslims that they arrangements for educating the girls of their family. The present poor conditions of the muslims is due to lack of education. Children usually spent most of their time with their mothers and when she is educated, the upbringing of the family will be better,” said Firangi Mahli in the fatwa.

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 enlightenment 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.


Wonder how many media houses bothered to publish this news? Well,doesn’t it qualify to be sensationalized?

  1. Thatz splendid news! And such things never get publicized 😦 😦

    ‘it is also mentioned that female servants of the family should be provided education.’ Thatz so nice Nimmy .. thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  2. Your media is always happy to show the negative side of the news then the positive side.Lots of discussion has been shown on tv about the fatwa and no channel has mentioned that the fatwa also said that girls education is compulsory.

    Thanx for sharing

  3. I have this link saved for blogging πŸ™‚ Loved the news and I think this is one news that should be sensationalised until everybody who might benefit from it knows about it.

    I watched ‘Khuda ke liye’ yesterday and absolutely loved it. Movies like this and fatwas like this are such a silver lining!

  4. Mostly, good or important or change-worthy News isn’t sensationalised!

    This piece of news is awesome though and it’s a step in the right direction πŸ™‚

  5. Who cares about sensitve issues in sensational times ? But that’s breaking news for me… πŸ™‚

  6. My first time on your blog and this is awesome news!! πŸ™‚

  7. In which age we must be living? Because sometimes I myself have to ask this to overcome stupidity I see.

    Yes, the fatwa was released but I am not sure what exactly happened after that fatwa.


    Because the man who issued that fatwa was beaten by Muslims and in which place, let me guess.

    Is it a mosque? Yes it is.

    There are many incidents like this which have not come out. In one case a Muslim lecturer was beaten badly because he told the Muslim girls not to wear black traditional dress in summer while coming to college. This happened in West Bengal.

    The trouble is people try to make out some thing out of some thing that can never be. I guess one understands.

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