Education

Importance of Female Education.

Female Education

Napoleon was once asked questioned what the most necessary need of France was during his reign. He replied,” Nation’s progress is impossible without trained and educated mothers. If my country’s women are not educated, half of the people will be ignorant.” Education for women is highly imperative as it develops them an individual who plays a pivotal role in the community, and are well-informed and independent. They are the ones. Who leads to the upbringing of children and fulfills the duty of educating them along the way. A famous saying is that “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” it means that a mother exercises significant influence over the dynamism of her children, she can mold their thoughts and character.

Education.

Female education is the need of the hour, without education the women of the country can`t hope for a developed nation. Women play a vital role in all the round progress of a country. If we want to make democracy successful, women must be educated. They are the real builders of happy homes.

 It is said that if we educated a man, we educate a man only, but if we educate a woman, we educate the whole family.

This highlights the importance of “Female Education“.

Female Education can also help in stopping many social evils. Such as dowry problems that plague all parents, unemployment problems, and others. Women play a significant role in society. As a mother, wife, sister, caretaker, and nurse. They have a better understanding of the social structure. The more compassionate towards the need of others. Female education contributes to the overall development and progression of our country. Females always play very vital roles in our lives. It’s no doubt, always an educated woman builds a better environment for her family.

 Female Education in Islam.

According to the teaching of Islam, education is very important for women. The first revealed word of the `Quran` commanded the believers to `Reed`. This command did not distinguish between male and female.

The first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ),  Hazrat Khadija was a successful businesswoman in her own right.

  • In another verse in the Quran, God says:
  • (This is) a Book (the Quran) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember. (38:29)
  • It is important to mention that the word “men” in the above verse refers to humankind as it does so in several other places in the Quran when God addresses humanity. These and other verses inform the readers that engaging in critical thinking is a moral obligation for both men and women. The Quran repetitively reminds people to ponder, think, and analyze, thus using their mind power to contemplate and understand, whilst making no distinction between men and women.

Let us now examine some hadith, authentic sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).  

“Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim.”

“He who has a slave girl and teaches her good manners and improves her education and then manumits and marries her will get a double reward, and any slave who observes God’s right and his master’s right will get a double reward.”   (Emphasis added)

“If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion.” (Emphasis added)

Female Education Impacts.

Young women now marry later and have fewer children, parents give their daughters more freedom. Education has contributed to the addition of female mobility and a more confident and visible role of women in community life. While other aspects of social change also play critical roles, this study shows that female education is a necessary element in the growth of a more equitable society in mountains and elsewhere.

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