In a seminary in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, young girls are seen sitting in rows reciting the Koran, supervised by a religious scholar.
Since the Taliban came to power in August 2021, the number of madrassas has increased across the country, with young girls increasingly turning to madrassas after secondary schools for female students were banned.
"We were depressed because we were not being allowed to study," said Farah (pseudonym), a 16-year-old hijab girl.
After that, my family decided that I should at least come here.
For us, this madrassa is a place. Instead of mathematics and other subjects, these girls are now focusing on learning the Holy Qur'an in Arabic.
Those who want to learn the interpretation of the verses study separately.
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