Women's Rights to Vote in Islam and Dealing with it in Afghan Society

Women's Rights, Vote and Opinion, Islamic Law, Afghan Culture.

Authors

  • Naqibullah Hamid Faculty of Islamic Sciences of Kabul Education University, Afghanistan
  • Fazluddin Farahmand
    fazluddinfa@gmail.com
    Faculty of Islamic Sciences of Kabul Education University, Afghanistan
  • Zmarai ibrahimi Faculty of Islamic Sciences of Kabul Education University, Afghanistan
24 April 2022

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Women have the same right to vote and express opinions as men. Islamic law has given this right to women. Women can use this right in various aspects of life, including in choosing the spouse, choosing the ruler of the country, choosing a job, and so on. Undeniably, moving forward with life, dealing with problems, overcoming difficulties, fulfilling social, political, and economic responsibilities also depend on having freedom in the use of vote and the expression of opinion, and women need to have the right to vote and exercise their freedom in order to achieve the above-mentioned goals as well as their highest goals of life, and to freely express their views and opinions when needed. This article discusses this topic from various aspects. The article first provides some examples of the early Islamic era in proving women's right to vote and their freedom to exercise this right and then discusses women's need for this right, and finally, the traditional approach of the Afghan people with granting women the right to vote is discussed.