On the occasion of International Women’s Day Fethullah Gulen comments on questions such as:
What can be done to ensure that women can have the status they deserve in our societies?
Could you comment on education rights of women?
Do you have a special message for the International Women’s Day?
“I view woman and man as two sides of a unity, as two different sides of a whole. Indeed God has created them as such. But in different periods, women has been limited to a life at home closed to the outer world. Sometimes tyrannical leaders have isolated them and prevented them from participating actively in social life”.
“A balance should be sought…There is no obstacle to her participating in social life. She can assume any role. But the world has not yet realized this reality”.
“I hope that the intellectuals of the future will find a way to grants everybody’s rights without causing a reaction. I hope that there will be a social system where women will be satisfied as well, there will be a world where women will be able to breath, God willing”.