Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam praises statement by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders criticizing Afghan Taliban's banning of women from university education
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam has described the banning of women from university education as a blatant attack on Islamic Shariah and a backward and immoral act.
Judge Abdelsalam praised the statement by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders which criticized Afghan Taliban's decision to ban women from university education. Such a statement, he described, clearly stipulates the importance of education for both men and women from the cradle to the grave. The statement also emphasized that banning women from education is a flagrant violation of Quranic and Islamic teachings.
The Muslim Council of Elders had also issued a statement condemning the university ban on Afghan women as a breach of Islamic teachings while calling for unified efforts to ensure that young girls and women are afforded a full education and that their dignity is preserved, as per Islamic Shariah.