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In 1926, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein, a noted educationist, and literary figure, strongly condemned men for withholding education from women in the name of religion as she addressed the Bengal Womens Education Conference:

The opponents of female education say that women will become unruly  Fie! They call themselves Muslims and yet go against the basic tenet of Islam which gives Women an equal right to education. If men are not led astray once educated, why should women? 

What was the basic tenet of Islam that Begum Rokeya highlighted in her speech to counter the opponents of female education? (1 mark)


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Begum Rokeya highlighted the basic tenet of Islam that gave women an e qual right to education in her speech to counter the opponents of female education.

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