Islam does not prohibit women from taking part in political affairs. Islam considers women equal to men and assigns both of them equal rights and privileges. It allows a woman to own property and to invest her money independently in the way she likes. Though Islam does not allow women to be the head of state, but it allows them to take any other duty in the government. Therefore, there it’s not wrong for women to contest in elections or have a political say. I do not want to pass any judgment on female politicians. I’m only stating a principle of Islamic legislation which suggests that a woman is not permitted to lead a congregation that has even a single man in it.

WAJAHAT ABRO,

Shikarpur, June 21.