By Adedayo Thomas

It is a well known fact that in Islam, women are held in high esteem. Bibi Khadija, Prophet Muhammad’s (p.b.u.h.) wife was a business woman and in fact the Holy Prophet was her employee! Then, our beloved Bibi Fatima (a.s.) the Prophet’s daughter was helping him and Hazrat Ali in the management and distribution of charities and social welfare for the Muslim Ummah of the time. The veil imposed upon women by the Mullahs and patriarchs, seems to be a later, cultural development. In the Holy Quran Allah asks that both women and men cover their fineries. Respectable dress has been ordained but not robes covering the head where vision is impaired and makes it tough to be mobile – running after kids, cooking, going to work…

Adedayo Thomas is a Nigerian, affiliated with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation as the Publisher and Director of Outreach of its AfricanLiberty.org program. He is a libertarian and strives to promote ideas of the free society in the core institutions English speaking African countries.  Adedayo has a B.A. in Theatre Arts and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from University of Jos, and Nigerian Institute of Journalism, respectively. He has a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the Nigerian Defense Academy.  Adedayo is also a graduate of Cato University where he studied Philosophy, History, Jurisprudence, and Economics of Liberty, and has completed the Atlas Economic Research Foundation’s Think Tank MBA program in Washington D.C.

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