From School to madrassas

Rows of teenage girls recite lines from the Quran while rocking back and forth in a madrassa in the Afghan capital under the watchful supervision of a religious instructor.

Since the Taliban took back control in August 2021, there have been an increase in the number of Islamic schools around Afghanistan, and young ladies are now more frequently seen enrolling in lessons after being barred from secondary schools. Farah, 16, who was wearing a veil to cover her face and hair, said, “We were upset because we were denied an education.

“My family then decided that I should at least come here. A madrassa is the only available space for us right now”.

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