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Islam, Women and Feminism

Indian Muslim Women Demand Codification of Personal Law

Triple Talaq: Woman Files Complaint after Husband Divorces Her Over Phone

Pakistani Woman Becomes First Muslim Detective Superintendent Of Scotland Yard

Woman Freed From Taliban Captivity Gives Details Of Brutality

Will Women Be Exempt From Some Traffic Penalties In Saudi Arabia?

Egyptian Company Launches Women-Only Buses to Deter Harassment

Iran: Where the Regime Opposes Women’s Rights

Two Pakistani Women Make A Mark At 2017's N-Peace Awards

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Ibtihaj Muhammad: A New Look For Barbie
Rafia Zakaria

But none of the people in the Muslim world, not the evangelists prescribing the Hijab nor the non-wearing faithful who have irked them, are particularly important to the debate as it pertains to a Barbie doll. First of all, in a world wracked by war and displacement, where children starve and wash ashore dead, the promise of a doll, let alone a very expensive one, whether or not she wears a Hijab, is not anything within the realm of possibility....


Most Women In UK Who Have Islamic Wedding Miss Out On Legal Rights

Girl Of 19 Axed To Death In Pakistan Honour Killing

Education Still Eludes Many Pakistani Girls

70,000 Jobs Awaiting Saudi Women In Four Sectors

Iran: Women, Children Without Basic Resources In Areas Hit By Quake

Iran: Women Stage Protest Gathering To Support Their Worker Husbands

Women’s Rights Are Under Threat In Iraq

Kerala Women's Commission Denied Permission To Meet Hadiya

Dawoodi Bohra Women Write To PM Narendra Modi Against Female Genital Mutilation

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


She tells them she’s a nurse when they inquire, as they always do. She leaves the house in civilian clothes and changes into her crisp uniform only when she’s on base. This Afghan woman in her 20s, who asked that her name not be used for her safety, is part of a small, brave group of women serving in Afghanistan’s security forces. If her neighbours found out, she says, they’d surely kill her.....

UK Inspectors to Question Primary School Girls Who Wear Hijab

 ‘Teacher Pulls off Muslim Student's Hijab in US

Four Kerala Women Apply To Perform Haj without ‘Mehram’

Bamyan Cafe Gives Afghan Women a Safe Space

Kashmir-Born Pakistani Woman Farhat Asif Wins N-Peace Award

Iran Appoints Sunni Woman as Local Governor

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim Women Must Speak for Ourselves
Mona Eltahawy

Predictably, both the rock and the hard place tried to hijack the voices of those Muslim women. The Islamophobic right said the women would be better off if they left Islam. The Muslim men warned the women that Islamophobes would use their complaints against Muslim men. But the women weren’t deterred. They continued to insist that they could speak for themselves, with power and humour....

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Photo Morphed to Spread Awareness on Love Jihad at Rajasthan Fair

Love Jihad In Mumbai? Former Model Accuses Husband Of Physical Abuse, Forcing Her To Convert To Islam

Hijab Is No Hurdle As Salva Fatima Is All Set To Join Airline After Being One Of Four Muslim Women To Hold CPL

Terengganu Gov't Strongly Opposes Hotels Discriminating Muslim Women with Headscarves

Driving Schools For Saudi Women Operational From March

Muslim Woman Entrepreneur Starts Party to Empower All Women

Spectre Of Deportation Gives Muslim Women Sleepless Nights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Kneeling Woman Is Brutally Caned For Adultery By Masked Sharia Law Enforcer In Indonesia

Child Marriage Is Statutory Rape, Says Sabah Minister

Malala Makes It To The Prestigious ‘150 Visionary Women’ List

Saudi Arabia to Open Justice Ministry Jobs to Women, Legalizes Yoga

In New Book, Muslim Sisters Hope To Dispel The Mystery Behind The Hijab

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Iran: Women Entering Addiction Cycle Doubled In 10 Years

Fairfax Teacher Suspended after Complaint That a Student’s Hijab Was Yanked Off

British Muslim Who Applied For Nursery Job in Kuwait Told She Must Remove Her Hijab

Angelina Jolie Condemns Sexual Violence against Rohingya Women Refugees

Myanmar Troops Gang-Raped Rohingya Women and Girls: HRW

Dubai Women’s Run Eyes Record Turnout

Saudi Women Allowed To Work in Justice Ministry

Malala Named as One of Bazaar’s 150 Visionary Women

Parsi Woman Contests Raj-Era Personal Law

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


TISS Woman Denied Job In Delhi Orphanage. Reason: She Is A Muslim With Hijab

Noh Omar: Withdraw Licences Of Hotels Banning Hijab For Staff

First Women’s Sports Forum In Jeddah Next Month

Saudi Women Visiting Neighbouring Countries To Take Driving Lessons

ECP Official Says 12.1m Women Missing From Electoral Rolls

Iran: Women Entering Addiction Cycle Doubled In 10 Years

Women And Youth ‘Will Drive Saudi Arabia’s Digital Future”

Through Ties Of Friendship,  Muslim And Jewish Women Unite Against Hate

Rohingya Woman In Bangladesh Helps Others Flee Myanmar

Pennsylvania: State Commission For Women Gets First Muslim Member

PPP Empowering Women At Every Level: Nasir

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Turkish Marriage Law a Blow to Women's Rights, Say Activists

Saudi Arabia Concerned Over Female Terrorism at Universities, Schools

First Football Tournament for Saudi Women

Dangote Builds N100 Million Mosque in Abuja, Hands It Over Muslim Women

Kerala Women’s Panel Chief Not Allowed to Meet Hadiya

Gearing Up To Support Their Team: Women in Saudi Can Now Don Abayas in Club Colours

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


New Barbie Is Modelled After American Olympian Who Wears a Hijab
Christine Hauser

There was a range of reactions to the new doll online, and Ms. Muhammad said she had braced for a backlash. “As a public figure who is Muslim I am very accustomed to trolling — that is a part of my life,” she said. “But it is still very shocking to me to read the very negative comments about dolls. We are still in a moment where we are unearthing this bigoted America that we all hoped and prayed did not exist.”...


Girls In Iraq ‘Could Be Married At Nine’ If Draft Law Is Approved

Kurdish Activists Denounce Iraq’s Child Marriage Bill

Bihar Muslim Girls Are No Stereotypes

This Young Saudi Woman Offers To Teach Women To Drive ‘For Free'

First Lady Wear A Hijab, Attends Malawi Muslim Women Convention

Woman Says Husband Wanted To Sell Her To IS, Moves Kerala HC To Nullify Marriage

Alternative Schooling Opens Doors For Afghan Girls And Women

UK Ministers Accused Of Hurting Case Of Woman Jailed In Iran

Body Formed To Increase Coordination Among Arab Women In Maritime Sector

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Husband Attempted To Sell Me As Sex Slave To Islamic State: Kerala Woman's Petition In High Court

Two More Women Accuse Muslim Brotherhood Founder’s Grandson of Sexual Harassment

Islam and the Mistreatment of Women


'You should be ashamed of yourself': Imam slams Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied for 'hijacking Remembrance Day' with yet another Manus Island tweet

Muslim Rape Gang Survivors: ‘Groomers Are Still Abusing Girls in Rotherham’

Women must cover their faces, says Islamic scholar

Saudi women to be allowed into sports stadiums next year - but they must sit in the 'family section'

Winds of change: Muslim girls embrace education, aim high

Muslim students in WV talk how to overcome bullying in schools

Greater empowerment of Saudi women expected

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Spend On Education For Girls, Not Marriage, Says Maulana Shakir Ali Noorie

Headscarf Ban Unfair and Discriminatory To Muslim Women — Hazlin Chong

Teacher Suspended After Video Posted Of Schoolgirl's Hijab Being Removed

Discrimination against Muslim Women In EU States Spreading Like A Virus, Erdoğan Says

Maintenance Course to Teach Saudi Women How To Repair Cars

Reducing Water’s Heavy Burden off Kohistani Women’s Shoulders

Story of Hindu Woman Who Converted to Islam to Live With Muslim Man as His Fourth Wife

Zardari Calls to Enlist Women Voters Missed In Electoral Rolls

Angelina’s Animated Film about Afghan Girl Hits Screens This Month

Iran: Plundered Women and Men Protest In Gatchsaran

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Indian Clerics Set To Counter Misconception Shrouding Rights Of Muslim Women

Muslim Woman Sings Ave Maria At Friend’s Church Funeral

Muslim Woman Issued Fatwa For Teaching Yoga in Jharkhand, India

Qatar Appoints Women To Shura Council For First Time

Muslim Women Face Religious Discrimination In Hotel Industry

Political Disrobing Of Muslim Women Is Un-Canadian

Female Admiral and Three Muslim Leaders Become National Heroes of Indonesia

Iran: Plundered Women And Children Beaten Up

Iran: State Media Confess To Rape Of Girl Child Labourers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Pakistani Bride Arrested In Mass Poisoning Warned Against Forced Marriage

Riyadh Gears Up For Saudi Women’s Masters Squash Tournament

Ensemble Zohra, Afghan Women’s Orchestra

King Abdul Aziz University and Traffic Police to Open Joint Women’s Driving School

Muslim, Civil Rights Groups Challenge Quebec Veil Ban

Al-Akaria Launches Women-Only Panoramic Elevator

All-Women Basketball Match To Push Breast Cancer Cause

Iran: Woman commits suicide with her toddler

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women Take A Lead In UAE's Space Missions

Iran: Injured Women Footballer Left Beside The Field

Canada Groups Launch Court Challenge To Quebec's Face-Covering Ban

Rajasthan: 'Love Jihad' Woman Returns To Husband

Released from Indian jail, Pakistani women recall warm treatment in captivity

Boris Johnson Remarks 'Had No Impact' On Jailed British-Iranian Woman

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

A Lesson to All Men
Rafia Zakaria

A Lesson to All Men
Rafia Zakaria

All these findings have a bearing on the issue of polygamy because increasingly and regularly marrying multiple women is presented by the men involved as an altruistic act aimed at helping women who otherwise do not have a male protector, or children who may not have a living father….


Making Sense Of Pakistan's Toxic Masculinity
Shazaf Fatima Haider

There’s nothing new to be said when it comes to women and Pakistani society. Everyone knows that Pakistan is a patriarchy and even the misogynists will agree that misogyny is rife. I thought I’d begin by telling you about a colleague who had to quit her job because she was no longer willing to submit to the unwanted advances of her employer – be it pats on the shoulder, accidental brushes of the arm and not-so-accidental palm resting on the small of her back....

How One Muslim Woman Is Helping Countless Others to Defend Themselves Against Islamophobic Violence

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Hadiya 'Smiling And Safe', Says Women's Panel After Visiting Kerala Woman In 'Love Jihad' Case

17-year-old girl commits ‘suicide’

Another Swat girl named for Children's Peace Prize

Crossroads’ ‘Mecca Tales’ shares struggles of Muslim women

Conference of sports for women opens in capital

Women in sports inspire generations, ICSW hears

New Coke Ad About Saudi Women Driving Has People Feeling All Kinds Of Ways

Iran: Little girls punished for speaking mother tongue in class

Iran: Young women and men stage protest in Mashhad University

Women of Turkey’s political parties: More female involvement in politics needed and we work to achieve it

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Pakistani Bride ‘Inadvertently’ Killed 17 with Poisoned Milk Intended for Husband

Iran: Yong woman, 34, commits suicide in Tehran

Hijab-wearing model advocates for modesty, Muslim women

Two ‘facilitators’ in DI Khan girl’s stripping case arrested

Women abductions go unchecked in capital

Hijab emoji creator on TIME’s list of most influential Saudi teenagers

Morocco debates law to address public harassment of women but passing it may prove difficult

Iran: Yellow card for female footballer whose hair shows off

Transport company trains 30 women for driving job

Afghanistan’s first batch of women studies scholars graduate from Kabul University

Iran: Retired women continue their protest

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Islamophobes are more likely to abuse Muslim women than men

'They should be able to control their sexual urges but they don't': Hardline Australian imam says women need to wear the hijab to keep men at bay – and tells them to avoid wearing bracelets in public

Female Genital Mutilation: A Woman’s Right to Reject it over Religious Cultural Rights

Saudi TV Presenter: Muslim Women Should Pray Alongside Men, Lead Prayer

How do we know ISIS is losing? Now it’s asking women to fight.

Boyfriend of 'suicidal' death row Brit who took painkillers into Egypt 'has Muslim wife and multiple girlfriends'

Boom in entrepreneurs expected after ban on Saudi women driving lifted

Female athletes to inspire younger generations at Abu Dhabi conference

Egyptian Swimmer Farida Osman named Best African Female Athlete of 2017

Yemen Army Targets Riyadh Airport with Long-Distance Missile (+Video)

The French Muslim who renounced the veil

Book launch: Women's contribution to 18th century society was significant

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Indian woman sold in Saudi Arabia as 'slave' to return tomorrow, says Sushma Swaraj

For women, Islam means empowerment, not oppression

Father slaughters six-year-old daughter in Lahore

Taliban chop off elderly woman’s limbs before murdering her in Helmand

Appropriating Muslim Women’s Voices

How young Saudi women hanker after PGs and PhDs

Women driving: Decision soon on modalities

Dubai Women’s Triathlon off to rousing start

Pakistan court makes landmark ruling against man for second marriage

Performance review: ‘Women lawmakers lack interest in legislative process’

Women’s detention: Balohistan MNA stages token walkout from NA

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


How do we know ISIS is losing? Now it’s asking women to fight

Transgender group organizes wedding for poor Hindu, Muslim women in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur

Women must wait 217 years to earn the same as men, index says

‘Reforms designed by six men ignore women’s issues’

Disabled woman burnt alive in Hafizabad

A marriage leaves Hindu girl’s family stunned, Muslim boy’s family silent in Jodhpur

Damaged road closes education door on girls

Kingston woman chooses to wear niqab

Converted woman sent to women’s home

Outrage at video of Afghan colonel sexually exploiting woman

Afghan girls' education: islands of progress in a sea of adversity

Iran: Active participation of women in the fourth day of protest

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


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    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Excellent article! Harsh Mander, the pro-Muslim humdard, and Ramchandra Guha, the secularist....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    ( By Meera )
  • Heart and soul is resting in body,what to do? Ummat?'
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  • Anybody who does not believe in Islam will burn in hell fire. This is the core message of Islam. All great people of the world ...
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  • محترم عزیز غلام رسول دہلوی صاحب حفظک اللہ آپ کا کام قابل ستائش ہے۔مجھے خبر ملی ہے کہ اسی مضمون کے اوپر آپ کو دھمکیاں ...
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  • محترم غلام رسول دہلوی صاحب، پوری دنیا بھر میں اکثر لوگوں کو پتہ ہی نہیں کہ وہابی عقائد کے متبعین آخر کیوں صوفی سنی مسلمانوں ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • محترم غلام رسول دہلوی صاحب، پوری دنیا بھر میں اکثر لوگوں کو پتہ ہی نہیں کہ وہابی عقائد کے متبعین آخر کیوں صوفی سنی مسلمانوں ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • A thoughtful article on the intrusive roles of Turkish government bureaucracies....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is your view. But that doesn't mean it is true. You are consoling yourself. Get out of comfort zone. It is not middle age ...
    ( By Bilhan Kaul )
  • Your religious book is written by people but in Muslim. Quran is Almighty words send through Angle and words copied on pages and made in ...
    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • @Khan But who has written godly books. People. So it is not fault of people but religion. Your kind of lozic is simple. Which you ...
    ( By Bilhan Kaul )
  • What is true Islam I explained. Not depend on practice. In religious book written theft,lies etc are prohibited and crime ....
    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • Are you preaching Khan sahib. That Islam has no place for this or that. Your imagination is out of tune with reality. Wishes are not ...
    ( By Bilhan Kaul )
  • Echo the views of Jayaram, who has well nailed the ghettoistic mindset of radicalised Muslims who abhor everything progressive in ....
    ( By Akhtar Imam )
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    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • @ Jayaram Shriyan u read Quran and Hadith ie Prophet saying.Muslims women have full liberty and more power compare to Men.Thats why ....
    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • My Muslim brethren, all that you have to do is give more freedom of choice to your mothers and sisters within the ....
    ( By Jayaram Shriyan )
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    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • Very informative. God bless you'
    ( By Syed Ali Shahid Rizvi )
  • Kraipak Author knows "0" about what sufism actually is. Sufi is a big ....
    ( By Mehraj Ul Haq )
  • No one can dare to cleanse the theology of Islam.'
    ( By Behare Lal Dhar )
  • Egoist party'
    ( By Rama Prakash Mishra )
  • U P OJHA My comment isn't related to you, but the Muslims only.'
    ( By Mas'ud Al-Hyderi )
  • @Mas'ud Al-Hyderi If islam quits the philosophy of cutting throats of other religions, world become Islamic.....
    ( By U.p. Ojha )
  • رسول اللہ ﷺ نے فرمایا، ’’اپنی امت کیلئے واحد چیز جس کا مجھے خوف ہے وہ گمراہ رہنما ہیں (جو لوگوں کو گمراہی کی طرف ...
    ( By Mas'ud Al-Hyderi )
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    ( By Nizam Elahi )
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    ( By Saddam Patel )
  • Only radical thought needs Sufi ( moderate) . Moderate d open thought needs no Sufism .'
    ( By Arun Sharma )
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    ( By Muzamil Gul )
  • Kuldeep Madaan ji, One thing you have said well but if you don’t use the right method while understanding the Quran, Sunnah or sira—the terms ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
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  • The link of Tahirul Qadri’s speech on wahdatul wujud and wahdatush shuhud....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Dear Sultan Shahin sahib, Since you have quoted Dr. Tahirul Qadri in your article, please listen to his speech on the idea of Wahdatul wujud ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Prof. Naim is right about what the facts are. One must also juxtapose...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It does not take much scholarship to see that the article is written with a particular objective in mind. The data is provided....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Of course women should make their own decisions regarding what....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
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    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • I am completely in tune with Mr. Ghulam Mohiyuddin that no religion should claim superiority. All the religions...
    ( By P.S. Bhandari )
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