In Islam, women are a slave-like entity to obey and serve men. So, wasteful, and even risky, to educate and enlighten them, lest they defy men.
In Islam, jihad is the best form of worship. What is jihad? Islamic jihad is a barbaric incitement to commit indiscriminate and large-scale homicide against non-Muslims: killing of kafirs, plundering their wealth, occupying their land and other properties by sword, fire and rape.
Islam does not encourage its followers to undertake good education, to create an able workforce, for creating wealth. Muslims under Prophet Muhammad earned a living, and accumulated wealth, through jihad raids on non-Muslim caravans and communities, which became an ideal blueprint for Muslim societies to follow. So, in reality, Islamic jihad is an economic enterprise.
Since Muslim women are segregated from men, they cannot go out and participate in the cruel and brutal acts of jihad; so women have no importance in the fiercely male-dominated Muslim society. All the benefits are supposed to be enjoyed by men alone and women are to serve the males as slaves. They must stay indoors like domesticated animals. Their duty is to satiate the lust of men and breed jihadis.
So said Arlene Peck, in his article "Arab Men Treat Their Farm Animals Better Than Their Women":
"The animals and woman do, however, have one thing in common: both are used for breeding. In the case of Islamic fundamentalists, women are used as breeding stock for future terrorists, or now, often, as suicide bombers. Come to think of it, goats and camels are treated better. They're not forced to wear those hot and repressive burkas."
According to Islamic theology, women are not equal to men, as women are deficient in intelligence and cannot equal men in piety (Bukhari Vol. 1:Book 6:No 301). They inherit only half that of men.
Women are also considered unclean in Islam as says the Quran (4:43): “Believers, approach not prayers with a mind befogged or intoxicated until you understand what you utter, nor when you are polluted, until after you have bathed. If you are ill, or on a journey, or come from answering the call of nature, or you have touched a woman, and you find no water, then take for yourselves clean dirt, and rub your faces and hands.”
Hadiths also compare them with unclean pigs and dogs: “Narrated 'Aisha: The things which annual prayer were mentioned before me (and those were): a dog, a donkey and a woman. I said, "You have compared us (women) to donkeys and dogs. By Allah! I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in (my) bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I disliked to sit and trouble the Prophet. So, I would slip away by the side of his feet." (Bukhari Vol 1, Book 9 No.493)
Moreover, most of the women will be the dwellers of hell (Bukhari 1.22.28, Muslim 1.142)
In light of the above status of women in Muslim society, it is unnecessary or unwise to train women that may enable them to be economically independent. For this reason, women are discouraged from undertaking education in orthodox Muslim societies, such in Afghanistan under the Taliban, who restricted education to girls until the age of 8. As per the Prophet's marriage to Aisha, after this age, girls become adults. So, their duty thereafter is to stay indoors and serve men.
Education may also enlighten them about their rights and dignity, which would make them defy men and protest the oppressions heaped upon them by men. So the most appropriate step is to keep them illiterate so as to ensure that they remain sex-slaves of men. Nonetheless, due to external pressure and influence, women are being enlightened by receiving education in many Islamic countries, and they have started questioning Islam. We hope to these developments in a future article.