There are many biographical accounts highlighting the devotion of Muslim women to Islamic studies and attaining high qualification. Numerous historical sources highlight have mentioned names of numerous female Qaris, hadith scholars, fiqh scholars, writers, grammarians, as well as scholars of other fundamental sciences. Many of these women would travel from region to region to seek knowledge from great scholars and Muhaddithin and they received ijazas (certificates) from them. The subject that received the most regard was the study of hadith, in which many women attained high qualification. They competed with great Hadith scholars and memorizers of hadith therein and became profound examples of trustworthiness and uprightness.

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