Canning Times - - OPINION -

WITH the re­cent de­bate stir­ring again re­gard­ing the burqa, there are things that need to be high­lighted.

Be­ing an Ah­madi Mus­lim woman, I can con­firm Is­lam has given women the right to ed­u­ca­tion, in­her­i­tance, di­vorce, opin­ions and dis­agree­ments. Of­ten cul­ture is mis­un­der­stood as re­li­gion.

Wear­ing the black burqa is one of them. Women can choose any colour.

It’s not in Is­lam to wear only a black burqa for do­ing purda.

Calls for ban­ning the burqa are lu­di­crous be­cause the ba­sic right of free­dom of ex­pres­sion and speech is also vi­o­lated.

The Holy Qu­ran states first men are com­manded to re­strain their eyes and then women are com­manded to re­strain their eyes and cover their beauty (24:31-32).

AMNA KHAN, South Lake

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.