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Oct 04, 2021
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Taliban Minister Of Education Mullah Noorullah Munir: We Will Replace Educational Content That Contradicts Shari'a Law, Afghan Traditions

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Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

Mullah Noorullah Munir, the Taliban's Acting Education Minister of Afghanistan, said in an October 4, 2021 show on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) that the Taliban will "have to replace" any content in Afghanistan's education curricula that contradicts shari'a law or Afghan traditions and customs. Munir said that subjects such as physics, chemistry, and engineering will remain intact, but that other subjects, including music, are incompatible with Islamic law. He also said that women will be allowed to study, as long as it is done in accordance with shari'a law.

Noorullah Munir: "We have no desire to change the curriculum and the educational system. Right from the start, we said that unlike in the period of occupation in Afghanistan, if we find content that contradicts shari'a law in any textbook, we will have to replace it. Subjects such as physics, geology, chemistry, and engineering will remain intact, but if there are things that contradict shari'a law, the laws of our country, or our customs and traditions, we will have no choice but to take the necessary steps. Some topics, like music, existed in the previous curriculum, but they are not compatible with our customs, religion, and traditions.

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"We will allow women to continue studying as long as it is done in keeping with shari'a law. As an Islamic state we are committed to abiding by all the laws of the shari'a.

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"We cannot implement the laws of the West and America. We have our own laws, customs, and traditions."

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