Women participation in politics not forbidden in Islam -Cleric

A Kano based Islamic scholar Dr. Abdulmutallab Ahamad Muhammad has said that Islam does not prevent women from participating in partisan politics.

Speaking at a one day forum organized to sensitize the public on Islam and Women representation by Disputes Resolutions and Development Initiative, formally Democratic Action Group(DAG) a Non-governmental Organization(NGO),  in conjunction  with notable Islamic scholars, Muhammad said  ancient Islamic scriptures and some postulations of some renowned Islamic scholars had pointed to the fact that , there was no justifiable premise for Women to rub shoulders with men in the name of politics

He said, “going by the postulations of many notable Islamic scholars, women were exclusively ostracized from contesting for the post of a President, governor or a local government chairman as the three plum positions had conferred on its holders to exercise absolute authority, by wielding executive powers stressing that with Women exercising such an authority, they are bound to effect some unpopular decisions.”

He pointed out that the issue of Women participation in politics is complex and extremely intractable considering   series of interpretations given to such a clamour stressing that the issue of decorum and blanket adherence to Islamic laws as regards the participation of Women in the business of governance was explicit.

In his remarks at the one day sensitization forum, a renowned Islamic Scholar Ustaz Umar Abbas Abdulkadir   extensively dwelt on the issue of security in the face of the prevailing challenges and stressed the need for Islamic scholars to forge a common front in prevailing on their respective followers to embrace the path of dialogue  in resolving their ideological differences.

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