An exhibition to dispel misconceptions about Islamic attitudes towards women has been held in Keighley Library.

Posters and information leaflets were put on display inside the main entrance last week.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association held the exhibition, which has been touring libraries across Bradford district.

Samina Haque, a volunteer organiser at the association, said: “This is to erase misconceptions and show the true teachings of Islam.

“A lot of people think that women are oppressed in Islam and that we’re not entitled to have things such as the right to an education, the right to divorce or the right to inherit.

“In fact, Islam is the opposite of this and has given us all these rights since the sixth century.

“People still have a very negative image of Islam but we’ve had positive feedback from when we held the display in Baildon and Bradford.”

She said the event was meant to inform Muslims as well as non-Muslims, as not everyone practised the religion in the way it was meant to be followed.

Association president Razia Amin said the exhibition, called “Women in Islam”, should hopefully raise awareness among local people.

“Even if we can only change the views of a few people we’ll have achieved something,” she added.