Islam requires that girls are treated kindly and justly and greatly encourages educating them. The Prophet said: 'Seeking of knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim.' The Order to seek knowledge and be educated is aimed equally at both sexes. Many societies see it as shameful to educate females, even some Muslim communities frown upon women being educated. This is wrong and opposes the Quranic texts and the Prophetic tradition. The wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Aisha was renowned for her intelligence and Islamic knowledge. Her student Urwah said, 'I did not see a greater scholar than Aisha in the learning of Quran, obligatory duities, lawful and unlawful matters, poetry, literature, Arab history and genealogy.' The great theologian Nawai said about another female disciple, Safiyyah: 'She was the most intellectual among the learned women.' Umm Salamah, a wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him) had at least thirty two great scholars who learned Prophetic traditions from her and then narrated them on her authority. A great scholar Marwan used to say: 'Why should we turn to others when the wives of the Messenger are among us?' The list of learned women in Islam is endless. It shows that women were not kept illiterate and ignorant but were full encouraged to participate in the process of learning Islam and its scholarship for the purpose of being the first teachers to their children. There were instances to show that some women challenge great schiolars of their times if they said something which was against the rights granted to women by the Quran and Sunnah. Muslim women do not only acquire knowledge but also combine it with the high moral qualities that Islam seeks to imbue in the future mothers of mankind. Muslim women should be in a position of knowledge with respect to their religion which will inevitably ward off doubts that are spread against Islam and its position towards women.