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