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Egypt's Mutfi: Islam is against all forms of violence against women

Sunday، 25 November 2018 - 03:33 PM

Egypt's Mufti Shawqi Allam asserted that Islam is against all forms of violence against women, noting that women are honored and their dignity preserved in the Islamic Sharia (religious laws forming part of the Islamic tradition).

On his word marking the international day to eliminate violence against women commemorated on November 25 annually, the Egyptian Mufti said Islam has outlined the rights of women from the financial and moral aspects, adding that good treatment of women and maintaining their rights were also advised by Prophet Muhammed.

Both the Qur'an (Islam's sacred book) – and the Sunnah (the practices, customs and traditions of Prophet Muhammad) advocate the rights of women and men equally to seek knowledge, he added.

The Mufti also said that Qur'an commands all Muslims to exert effort in the pursuit of knowledge, irrespective of their biological sex: it constantly encourages Muslims to read, think, contemplate and learn from the signs of God in nature.

He also highlighted the Iftaa House's issuance of several fatwas which confirm the rights of women including the prevention of female genital circumcision (FGC), banning the marriage of adolescent girls as well as allowing them to assume leading positions in the State.

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