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We will not deviate from implementing true Islam, says Taliban deputy PM

Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, the Taliban Deputy Prime Minister, stated at a seminar at Kabul University that the Taliban implements Islam in its true sense in Afghanistan and they do not tolerate any deviation from their interpretation of the religion.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Taliban’s ARG stated that he made these remarks during a seminar at Kabul University, where religious scholars, preachers, and university professors were present.

The Taliban Deputy Prime Minister emphasized the importance of protecting Islam in Afghanistan, which he said has been achieved through great sacrifice. He acknowledged the contributions of the people, professors, students, and scholars in the country’s two-decade struggle and sacrifice.

According to the Taliban ARG, Mawlawi Abdul Kabirr expressed the Taliban’s commitment to promoting both religious and contemporary sciences. He claimed that religious subjects had not received adequate attention in the past years, which had led to a significant gap between religious and other subjects.

He further encouraged students studying other fields to also learn the fundamental teachings of Islam in addition to their specialized subjects.

The Taliban official called for positive international relations, but he emphasized that the Taliban government would remain committed to upholding Islamic principles and would not compromise on Islamic norms.

It is noteworthy that some Islamic clerics and leaders of Islamic countries including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have condemned the Taliban’s treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan, which they believe is against Islamic values and teachings.

Over the past two years, the Taliban has issued more than fifty decrees under the pretext of Islamic Sharia, which have resulted in the exclusion of women and girls from various aspects of society.

Furthermore, the Taliban has been actively establishing madrassas across Afghanistan to promote Islamic teachings. The group’s Ministry of Education has recently announced plans to establish 10 madrassas in each district of the country, and the group’s Supreme Leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has approved 100,000 positions for madrassas across the county.