The Light in Her Eyes: The Right to Learn
Clip: Season 25 Episode 5 | 4m 33s
Houda al-Habash and her daughter Enas explain that there is nothing in the actual faith of Islam that prevents women from getting an education, and it is the cultural norms of their community which typically limits the education of a women and stresses early marriage.
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Muslim women face a challenge in overcoming cultural behaviors, rather than religious ones
Houda al-Habash explains the reasons and significance of wearing the hijab.
Four young Muslim women discuss their futures at lunch.
Houda al-Habash tells her students never to give up the right to choose their own paths.
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