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Makkah Women Custom: Spending Quality Time at the Mosque

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Of Politics, Talaq and Judgments
A G Noorani

Then attorney-general Mukul Rohatgi “was emphatic” that not only triple Talaq but two others — Talaq-I-Ahsan And Talaq-I-Hasan — were unconstitutional. One judge pointed out that, in that event, Muslim men would have no remedy for divorce. Rohatgi replied in the affirmative, but assuring that Parliament would enact legislation “within no time”. No government can give such an assurance on legislation and despatch. Was Rohatgi speaking on instructions or was he on a frolic of his own? In either case, the motive is revealed — not reform but repeal of Sharia by legislation.....

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A New Tune on Women’s Rights in the Arab World
Shereen El Feki

Over the past three months, significant legal reforms on women’s rights have advanced in a handful of countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Last week, Lebanon’s Parliament finally repealed its rape law, which allowed assailants to escape punishment if they wed their victims. Two weeks earlier, Jordan, too, closed its “marry your rapist” loophole, and has also amended an article in its penal code that granted lesser penalties for “fits of fury,” a.k.a. honour killings —.....


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The Palestinian Female Director Who Was Issued a Fatwa for Her First Film

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Muslim Dominated Tajikistan Bans Veils for Women
Photo: Tajikistan government has banned its women

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Three Yazidi Women Rescued From Islamic State Captivity In Tal Afar

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South Africa: 'State Fails to Protect Women in Muslim Marriages'

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Saudi Arabia Edges More Women into Work

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Marriage Not Made In Heaven in Islam: Veteran Actress-Activist Shabana Azmi

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To Empower Women, We Must Transform Culture
Yara al-Wazir

The legal changes that have happened are welcome and encouraging however it is perhaps more important for culture to evolve at the same speed as the laws. Cultural values are the biggest impediment to the advancement of women’s rights right now, not the law....


God is kind; the holy book (Quran) treats man and woman equally. It also commands man to be fair to woman. But man is not only argumentative but prejudiced against woman. Minorities are often conservative and confrontational. They tend to protect their identity and hence see reforms as attempts to curb their religious freedom.  ...

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Talaq, Talaq, Talaq: Marriage Is a Serious Matter
Garga Chatterjee

The religious minority is considered somebody else’s child in this post-partition sub-continental religious national imaginary. Thus, Muslims of the Indian Union are children of Pakistan by definition. In certain areas of the Indian Union, Muslims also tend to be children of Bangladesh....


Triple Talaq and Rising Fundamentalism
Kuldip Nayar

The Muslim community is being misled by the fundamentalists. Unfortunately, politics has also come in. The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party has its eyes on the next general election in 2019. Be it but the atmosphere of pluralism should not be polluted. The Supreme Court or for that matter any court would have no ground to interfere if the preamble of the Indian Constitution is followed, that is secular and democratic polity.....

Instant Triple Talaq Judgment and After
Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

Instant Triple Talaq Judgment and After
Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

The statement of the Jamiat Ulema e Hind suggesting that they would not follow Supreme Court verdict only goes on to say how much faith they have in the Indian judiciary. For them, as for a majority of religious fundamentalists, the matter is very simple: if the courts rule in their favour then they would hail the verdict, but if the law goes against then, the judiciary becomes a pawn in the hands of ‘vested interests’. People like Madani bring shame to the Muslim community and people like him are responsible for making the community a sitting target for the Hindu Right wing forces who quickly announce to the world that Muslims do not believe in the Indian nation, far less the judiciary....

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1.  Triple Talaq Must Be Invalidated Constitutionally and Criminalized – Inclusion of Prohibitive Clause in Nikahnama Could Allow Its Perpetuation by Defaulters

2.  AIMPLB Advocates Of Instant Triple Talaq Are Gender Terrorists And Traitors Of Islam And May Be Sued For Human Rights Violation Under Cover Of Religion

3.  The Process for Divorce in the Quran

4.  Sultan Shahin Raises Triple Talaq Issue at UNHRC, Asks Muslims to Engage In Serious Rethinking Of Islamic Theology and Bring It In Line With the Needs of 21st Century

5. The Triple Talaq Case: The Unjust Muslim Men and Their Unjust Leaders

Tunisian Ulema March ‘Ahead’ of the Qu’ran: Endorse Muslim Women’s Right to Equal Inheritance, Marrying non-Muslims
Javed Anand

The contrast between the Ulema in India and in Tunisia could not be greater. While in India they are finding it difficult to digest even the declaration of instant triple Talaq as invalid, their counterpart in Tunisia are miles ahead on the road to reform....

Burqas Are Political Symbols Not Islamic Ones, Muslim Scholar Says

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Middle East On A Roll to Repeal 'Marry the Rapist' Laws
Rothna Begum

In recent weeks, the Tunisian, Jordanian, and Lebanese parliaments have repealed provisions in their penal codes that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. Provisions like these, largely colonial-era relics, remain on the books in many other countries in the region and beyond. Some permit exoneration for a range of offences, including kidnapping, rape, and sex with a child (statutory rape) if the perpetrator marries the victim.....


Muslim Women Welcome Ban on Triple Talaq, Are Cautiously Optimistic

How Female Qazis Took the Law into Their Own Hands

The Role of Women in Preventing Violent Extremism in Asia

'I'm Not Scared': Loose Women's Saira Khan Hits Back at 'Cowardly' Trolls

Jamaat-E-Islami, Pakistan, Holds Seminar on ‘Role of Women In Reforming System’

Lucky To Be an Emirati Woman Today, Says Inventor

Buoyed By Talaq Verdict, KCR Targets Arab Marriages

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Arab League: UAE Sets Example of Women's Integration in Political Systems

Peace Activist Mobilizes Rural Women in Western Afghanistan

Iran’s VP Has a Harvard Doctorate but Why Her Wardrobe Has Become a Controversy

Triple Talaq Petitioner Faces Threats, Wants Protection

More Women Shelters in Balochistan Urged

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State Bank of Pakistan Launches Financing Scheme for Women-Run Small Businesses

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A Wake-Up Call for the Muslim Clergy
Flavia Agnes

According to Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Justice Khehar’s detailed judgment is a major milestone in the history of freedom of religion in India. For the first time in Indian judicial history, it is declared that personal laws are an integral part of freedom of religion guaranteed under Articles 25 and 26 which the courts are duty-bound to protect....

Al-Azhar Rejects Tunisia's Calls for Equal Inheritance for Women
Shahira Amin

“In Egypt, we need to follow Tunisia’s example by doing away with age-old traditions and social norms that are holding women back. What we need is a campaign to educate women about their rights and we also need to modernize the religious discourse. It is societal debate that paves the way for social change,”...

For Women, By Women: All-Female Madrasas Mixing Tradition with Science in Kerala

The Fashionable Woman in the Islamic Attire

Moroccan Beauty Queen Becomes Latest Victim of Sexual Assault

More Muslim Women Than Men File For Divorce in Bengaluru

Four Pakistani Women, Two Hindu And Two Muslim, Get Indian Citizenship

DAP To Field More Women Candidates in Sabah

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Majority Favour a Ban on Burqa in Public in Australia, New Poll Finds

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Besides Gender Justice, Triple Talaq Case Was Also About Separating Religion and State in Family Law
Indira Jaising

The chief justice of India, who authored the minority judgment, failed to separate state from religion when he elevated personal laws to the status of a fundamental right. What is more, he failed to understand that personal laws have no existence independent of the subject matter they govern. In this case, since they govern matters of family law, they are family law, nothing more, nothing less. This failure leads him to conclude that personal laws are part of the right to freedom of religion, a dangerous proposition by any reckoning....

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Tamil Nadu: Kin of Woman Who Took To Islam Complains Against Activist

'We Women Would Work In the Oil Fields until 11 Pm'

Pakistan Women Festival Honours Women, Speculates On Their Issues

Malala Yousafzai Calls Kulsoom Nawaz to Inquire After Her Health

Iran to Disqualify Female Teachers 'With Too Much Facial Hair'

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Oppressive Personal Laws Aren’t the Only Thing Standing Between Muslim Women and Happy Lives
Farah Naqvi

The celebrations in the air seem to disingenuously suggest that oppressive personal laws are the only thing standing between Muslim women and happy lives. Rubbish. Sixty-one years of a reformed and codified Hindu personal law has not exactly made Hindu women the poster girls of empowerment. Though the intent is noble, the nation cannot swoop in to save the Muslim woman, while Muslim communities are simultaneously being brought to their knees....

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