Islamic Emirate leader discusses education, women’s rights with clerics


Mawlawi Hebatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic Emirate’s supreme leader, met with some of Kabul’s religious clerics in Kandahar to discuss education and women’s rights in the context of Islamic law.

Returning to Kabul, some religious scholars stated that the leader of the Islamic Emirate had given them orders on a number of crucial matters, including respecting women’s rights within the framework of Sharia, updating the curriculum of schools and madrassas (religious schools), and addressing the problems of Kabul residents.

“The Islamic Emirate’s supreme leader gave a number of instructions to the meeting’s attendees, all of whom were from Kabul. One of the instructions is that all women’s rights that are given by Islam should be respected, not the rights that the Westerners say,” said Abdul Hamed Hamasi, a member of the Islamic Emirate.

“The supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate has asked them (religious clerics) to convey the wishes of the people of Kabul to him, as well as his words to the people,” a meeting participant stated.

Religious clerics asked the international community to award the Nobel Prize to the leader of the Islamic Emirate for putting an end to the 40-year war in Afghanistan.

“We ask the international community to award Mawlawi Hebatullah the Nobel Prize because he put an end to decades of war during which up to three hundred people from the country were killed every day, and he prevented that,” said Abdul Hamed Hamasi, a member of the Islamic Emirate.

Neda Mohammad Nadim, the governor of Kabul province, said that the leader ordered him to address Kabul’s residents legal problems.

“The meeting of the Kabul religious clerics continued for three to four hours, and major matters were discussed.

The leader of the Islamic Emirate has given several orders to solve the problems of the people of Kabul,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Islamic Emirate spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that the leader of the Islamic Emirate, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada, held a gathering with the provincial governors in Kandahar.

Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada stressed the need to preserve Islamic values, according to the statement.

Mawalawi Hibatullah called for the implementation of Sharia law, saying that the laws which are made by humans are not acceptable and that every problem should be solved by Sharia.

“Over the past 20 years, there have been a lot of anti-Shari and Islam rhetoric and laws which are made by the people is not implementable,” he was quoted in the statement.

Analysts say that the implementation of other laws is important in addition to Sharia.

“The laws should be implemented so as not to be against and in contrast with Sharia, so if it is something like this, that is an Islamic law,” said Ghulam Sakhi Ihsani, university instructor.

A part of the statement said that all rights based on Sharia must be provided to women and also the previous decree of the supreme leader which had six articles must be implemented.

“How is Sharia law implemented while the schools for girls’ students above grade six have remained closed for more than 313 days and women are deprived of their basic rights which is the right to education?” said Marriam Marouf Arveen, a female rights’ activist.

The leader of the Islamic Emirate in an earlier decree said allegations against officials of the Islamic Emirate that lack proof are forbidden. The statement said that it is the responsibility of all citizens and media organizations to bring this decree into effect.—Tolonews

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