Ajeel al-Nashimi, who is “head of Sharia Scholars League in the [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries” and “a former dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies” makes some lame excuses about women’s physical stamina, saying they are not cut out for the late nights. Of course, because after all, all children sleep through the night from birth.
Other rationalizations aside, this is really about the mingling of men and women, which is forbidden by Sharia. There is also Muhammad’s own assessment of women as “deficient in religion and intellect,” (Sahih Bukhari 1.6.301) because they can’t pray while menstruating and their testimony is worth half that of a man (Qur’an 2:282), and because he said they are the majority of the damned (Sahih Bukhari 4.54.464).
KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: Prominent Kuwaiti Islamic scholar Dr Ajeel Al-Nashmi has said that Islam does not allow women to run in elections, even as he approves of giving women the right to vote in elections, reports Al-Anba daily.
The Head of Sharia Scholars League in the GCC countries Dr Ajeel Al-Nashmi maintains that women have the right to participate in political issues by expressing their opinions or demanding their rights in the media.
Al-Nashmi who is also a former dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies noted that women may be given the chance to select their representatives for public offices in the ministries or National Assembly, but objected to women running in elections for appointment in similar positions because “during the era of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and subsequent periods, history has not registered women appointments in government to manage affairs in any Islamic state.”
Women from the physical point of view are not fit to practice politics that requires debating, staying awake for long hours at night, appearing before men and mingling with them, Al-Nashmi indicated….