by ATMA SINGH:--- FOR DFI MR SINGH is a contender for the Mayor of London 2012 Policy Adviser to the Mayor of London on Asian Affairs at Greater London Authority National Training Officer at Sia national development agency Senior Human Resource Development Consultant at London Borough of Hackney Lecturer II at West Yorkshire Language Link . The Taliban is anti-women, but is it Islamic? I wanted to show that the Taliban is anti-Islamic on women's rights. I believe the fact the the Prophet Mohammed PBUH married Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, a business woman, who inherited her father's merchant business disproves the fact that the Taliban policy of excluding women from the labour and business market is consistent with the example of the Prophet.She continued her business after her marriage to the prophet. Furthermore, the 'stay at home' policy of the Taliban is equally invalidated by this example. Equally, the Prophet clearly did not see 'domestic' work solely as the task of women. Indeed, according to the Wikipedia article/Sayings of His , he did his own household chores and helped with housework such as preparing meals, sewing clothes and mending shoes. The practise of women inheriting property was instituted by the Prophet. Reactionary 'Islam' does not have the authority of the Prophet for their actions - when they demarcate men and women's role in the domestic side or when they exclude women from the labour and social side of things. So they are anti-Islamic by being so reactionary. I think it is important to isolate false stereotypes in order to show the progressive nature of many 'religious' teaching of different religions.