Madrassa Tells Girls to Have Babies, Not Careers, Sparking Fury at UK Academy


A madrassa has had its contract terminated by Langley Academy in Slough after lecturers told Muslim girls to have children rather than careers, prompting backlash in the UK.

Netizens found the recording on social media which showed an IslamHood class with Shaykh Shams ad-Duha Muhammad making the comments, where he told an audience of young girls that “smart career women give it up to have children”.

He also told Slough and Eton School in early 2015 that working women should “say sorry because you’re not a mum, because you’re delaying that one thing that you would actually take fulfilment from.” The video was recently deleted from the organisation’s YouTube page.