The exclusion of women in the Islamic Clerics' gathering has provoked criticism.
Several Afghan women expressed their concerns over the Islamic Emirate's action and said that by not including any women in the gathering, they were neglecting half of the population of the country.
Women are actively involved in political, social, and major decisions in all Islamic countries, they said, and they should be given the same fundamental rights as women in Afghanistan.
"Women should not remain on the sidelines because it is our right to be present in this important gathering. This is the absolute right of women,” said Aqila Anuri, a resident of Nimroz.
“Why do we not have a place in the community? We can raise our voices, we are also Muslims,” said Shahgul Haqdoost, another resident of Nimroz.
The exclusion of women from this Islamic Clerics' Gathering has drawn strong criticism from a number of women in the west of the country.
"When we look at neighboring nations, from Iran to Pakistan and even Saudi Arabia, we see that there are many women in their cabinet who are active in politics and provide suggestions,” said Shakilla Chakari, a resident of Herat.
The Islamic Emirate has previously stated that the issue of girls' education will also be raised in this gathering.
"The authorities must uphold the basic, familial, and economic rights that Islam and Sharia have granted to women,” said Wajiha Moqadas Rasouli, a resident of Helmand.
"The fate of women should not be decided in their absence,” said Zarmina Adib, a resident of Badghis.
More than 3,000 religious clerics and elders from across the country have gathered in the Loya Jirga Hall in Kabul and will discuss various issues for three days.