Grand Shia Cleric, Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, in a letter to Azeri president announced that preventing girls with Islamic Hijab from high schools is a breach of the Human Rights and it is against law of God. Iranian top cleric, Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani in a letter to Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliev severely criticized Â the country’s minister of Education for the ban on Hijab for high school students.
“Previously I thanked you for your measure to protect Fatima Zahra (AS) mosque; though it is high time I reminded you that the ban on Hijab is against the Human Rights and Divine Law.” said Grand Ayatollah.
Still another part of this letter reads,” Your government belongs to a world where the 26th article of the Human Rights about the right of education says” Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. “
In this message he asked, “Regarding such telling principles to which the country of Azerbaijan is a signatory, is it fair to deprive half of your society from education just because they want to perform the law of God by preserving their virtue?”
Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani also said that Hijab for women was not a habit and a local culture so that one could change that. Quite the opposite it was a divine duty for the women society to keep themselves safe from the dangers and also to keep the educational atmosphere merely for the educational objectives.Back to top button
Grand Shia Cleric advised Azeri president to set Turkey as an example which pulled the ban on Hijab while Azerbaijan was taking exactly the opposite direction.
Finally in his message grand cleric reiterated,” Muslim nation expects you to pull this baseless ban and regain the support of your nation.” adding that “Your country like many other countries has issues that have to be handled in the light of unity instead