Saturday, March 5, 2011
"Religion does not require women to veil their hands, feet and faces or enjoy in any special type of veil. Tribal custom must not impose itself on the free will of the individual."
Amanullah Khan - King of Afghanistan (1919-1929).
The head of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni world.“The niqab is a tradition and has nothing to do with Islam,” said Sheikh Tantawi, vowing to ban it in Al-Azhar schools.“The niqab is a tradition and has nothing to do with Islam.”After the girl complied he insisted she should not wear it any more.“I tell you again that the niqab has nothing to do with Islam and it is only a mere custom. I understand the religion better than you and your parents.” The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar imam vowed to issue a ban against the face-veil in all schools linked to Al-Azhar.“Source .
HT for the video : Always On Watch.