Conference on women rights held at City Girls College

Staff Reporter

PESHAWAR: Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar Prof Dr Fakhr-ul-Islam on Thursday said that Islam was a women-friendly religion whereas the history of Islam showed the fact that it always gave women their legitimate rights.

He expressed these views as a keynote speaker at the women's rights conference arranged by the Iranian Cultural Centre at the Government City Girls College Peshawar. The theme of the conference was “Women’s Cultural Advancement from Islamic Perspective”. Aqa Mehran Sikandari, the Director General, Khana-e-Farhang Iran, presided over the conference.

Dr Fakhr stated that once few women registered a complaint with the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that he was always busy with men and the women found little time to benefit from his company. In response to it, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) reserved some days of the week for women and they were also encouraged to come to the Prophet’s mosque.

The Director, Pakistan Study Centre, also stressed the need for the creation of awareness among the women regarding their rights and responsibilities in a proper way and added that Islam had always been emphasizing on the women’s rights and was against any kind of injustice and discrimination against them.

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