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Islam, Women and Feminism

Iraq Court Sentences 16 Turkish Women to Death for Joining Isis

Saudi Arabia Starts To Enlist Female Soldiers

Saudi Women Apply To Work as Public Security 'Soldiers'

Cultural Barriers, Hurdle To Women’s Participation in Politics – Badiyya

Henna Art A Big Hit among Janadriyah’s Female Visitors

Indian-Origin Woman with Alleged ISIS Links Arrested In South Africa

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Asma Jahangir: A Woman of Principles
Asma Jahangir

The criticism that continues against her even after her death proves that her principled fight did not go down well with certain quarters. Had there not been any criticism, there definitely would have been doubts about her work and cause and we would have assumed that she compromised on her principles....

 

When you have confident, empowered women whose abilities and skills are based on sound knowledge that is when you are setting up society for success. We need to empower women to take ownership of their Islam. And inspire them to believe that they can achieve this without compromising any part of their identity. The empowering of Muslim women to assert their Islamic identity and excel in Islamic knowledge only serves to enhance the society in which we live....

 

Female Nobel Laureates in Bangladesh to Meet Rohingya Women

Women to Race in Riyadh Marathon Next Year

Pakistan Acquits 12 Men Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

Iran: Women protests in Tehran, Kerman and Mahshahr

Protecting Afghan Women Is a National Security Issue

Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

New Law Brings Hope to Abused Tunisia Women

MENA Fashion Industry Could Create Jobs for 20 Million Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

More Women in Iran Put Their Right Foot Forward As Headscarf Protests Persist

Muslim Women Are Demanding For More Female-Friendly Mosques

Belgian Court Allows Muslim School Girls to Wear Veil

Saudi Arabia Now Opens Doors of Military Jobs to Women

Hundreds of Blushing Brides Flock To Jeddah Bridal Show

Video of Woman Shoved By Policeman in Iran Sparks Criticism on Social Media

Adwa Al-Arifi Makes History as First Female Committee Member at Saudi Arabia Football Federation

Focussing on Pressing and Urgent Women’s Issues — Macsa

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Arabia Amends Marriage Law In Favour Of Women

Saudi Arabia Opens Soldier Rank Positions for Women in Seven Regions

Saudi Woman Defies Stereotypes, Works as Handywoman

Sasural Simar Ka Actress Dipika Kakar Converts to Islam to Marry Beau Shoaib Ibrahim?

Nigerian Army Rescues 76 Girls after Boko Haram Terror Attack

Women’s Reforms ‘Will Unleash Saudi Economy’, Says US Lawmaker

Is There a Place for Women within Egypt’s Judiciary?

Coalition for Women in Journalism Launches Pakistan Chapter

AI: Iran Women Remained Subject To Discrimination in Law and Practice

Iran: Woman sentenced to 18 months in jail, forced labour in seminary

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Islam Allows Women to Propose To ‘Good’ Men: Azhar Cleric

World Hijab Day: Fighting Islamophobia with Solidarity?

Over 100 Girls ‘Missing’ After Boko Haram School Attack

Iran: At Least 70 Dervish Women Protesters Taken To Qarchak Prison

First Hindu Woman Senator of Pakistan to Be Nominated Next Month

Unfair ISIS Trial in Iraq Hands Women Harshest Sentences

Women Lead the Hunt for Abducted Men in Yemen

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Misogyny and Pakistan
Yaqoob Khan Bangash

Misogyny and Pakistan
Yaqoob Khan Bangash

Pakistan is a country composed of several different ethnic and religious groups with women almost half of the population. Unless we respect that half, cherish and celebrate our diverse ways of dressing and living, we will never become an equal, democratic and progressive society....

 

Imam of the Quba Mosque Backs Fatwa Letting Women Visit Graves

Muslim Women in Bhopal Warn Centre Not to Meddle With Shariat, Say 'Triple Talaq Matter of AIMPLB'

High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Is Perk Of The Job For Diplomats’ Wives

Turkish Court Releases Female ISIS Suspect

At UN Women’s Rights Review, Putrajaya Claims LGBT Treated ‘Equally’ In Malaysia

Syrian Student Forced To Promise Not To Marry a Lebanese Woman

Saudi Women Attend Concert for First Time

Iran: Woman Pleads To Save His Son In Evin Prison

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Riyadh to Host Saudi Arabia’s First Arab Fashion Week

Lindsay Lohan Once Again Sparks Rumours Of Converting To Islam

IHC Declares Minor Christian Girl Enforcedly Married by Muslim Null And Void

For Single Syrian Women, Search for Soulmate Comes Up Empty

Pakistan’s First Women in Law Magazine Launched

Iran: Protests by Students, Plundered Women in Tehran, Rasht, Orumiyeh

Iran: Women Stage Protests in Sanandaj, Tehran, Izeh

French Female Isis Fighter To Be Extradited Following Conviction In Iraq

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Picture of Women Playing Board Game at Makkah Mosque Goes Viral

‘Where Have The Young Men Gone?’ Single Syrian Women Search for Soul mates

29% Increase in Number of Saudi Female Lawyers

Muslim Girl in Lion Dance Troupe a Hit in Malaysia

Muslim Girls from Bihar Show Willingness to Study Abroad, But Want Clarity on Dressing System and Security

Iraq Court Convicts ‘Duped’ IS Foreign Widows

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Asma Jahangir: the Voice of Pakistan’s Voiceless
Husain Haqqani and Farahnaz Ispahani

Asma Jahangir: the Voice of Pakistan’s Voiceless
Asma Jahangir

Images of Asma, whether staring down armed police or being beaten by them while being dragged to prison, became the symbol of opposition to the Zia dictatorship and appeared on the front pages of newspapers worldwide. General Zia’s hand-picked unelected Parliament (called Majlis-e-Shoora) retaliated by passing a resolution accusing her of blasphemy and calling for her to be sentenced to death. ...

 

Saudi Women Don’t Need Male Permission to Start Businesses

Young Tunisian Women Launch Business Initiative to Change Own Destinies

Opposition Leader: Women Should Assume Role of Furthering Iran Uprising

Saudi Women Have a Central Role in Building the Nation, Janadriyah Festival Shows

Egyptian Feminist Defies Social Norms by Using Her Wardrobe

Macy's Decision to Sell Hijabs Sparks Debate among Muslim Women

Women Can Be Empowered By Granting Them Rights Given By Islam: Siraj

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

70,000 Indian Muslim Women Protest against Triple Talaq Bill

Afghanistan's First Female SKIERS, Learning To Snowplough

Iranian Policewoman Scolds Girl for Not Wearing Hijab ‘Properly’

Nigeria: 46 Women, Kids Freed From Terrorists

Iran: 65 Per Cent Illiterates in Khuzistan Are Women

Violence against Women Hotline Posters Displayed Across Turkey

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Iranian Women Must Remain United To Advance Rights
Leila Alikarami

The bold waving of veils on sticks by women who have no apparent affiliation with any movement has not only provoked questions among politicians and even forced some to react, but has also pushed women activists to clarify their position on this issue. Not all activists, and especially those who have a long history of struggle in advancing women's rights, have welcomed the public protests. Their concerns are manifold....

 

Shoura Council Member Calls For Military Draft of Saudi Women

Saudi Women Run To Promote Fitness Culture

Pakistan's All-Girl Team Set To Participate In International Formula Student Racing Event

Hijab: Muslim Women Want Action against Discrimination

Saudi Women Can Finally Breathe In Society

Government Too ‘Politically Correct’ to Back Schools Banning Islamic Hijab

Muslim Women Protest Triple Talaq Bill In Mumbai, Address Memorandum To Governor

UN Report Says Poorest Nigerian Women Fare Better In Nutrition than Their Counterparts in Sindh

Iranian Women Must Remain United To Advance Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Asma Jahangir: Bidding Farewell to A Feminist Icon
Rabia Mehmood

Over the decades, she took on military dictators, religious extremists and violent misogynists both in court and on the streets. In Pakistan, human rights, and specifically women's rights, are widely understood as a western concept introduced with the agenda of weakening local Islamic or cultural traditions. But this did not stop Asma from fighting for human rights within her own country....

 

Why Some Maulanas and Islamic Scholars Upset With 'Winking Girl' Priya Prakash Varrier

Burqa Clad Muslim Girls Mark Valentine’s Day as Haya Day in Nagpur

100 Women: The Afghan Women Celebrating Valentine's Day

Triple Talaq: Legislation Is Interference in Islamic Shariat, Says Maoists

Some Finding It Hard to Digest Women at Asma’s Funeral

Hijab Saga: Muslims Warns Nigerian Law School, Say Religious War Looms

48pc Pakistani Women Have No Say in Health Matters: UN

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

How She Became Asma
I.A. Rehman

Everybody is saying that the void caused by Asma Jahangir’s passing can never be filled. The gap indeed appears to be hard to bridge. But Asma has left a legacy of hope. Who knows how many from amongst the young men and women she inspired, trained and worked with — women paralegal workers, human rights activists, interns at the legal aid organisation AGHS and HRCP, and young lawyers guided by her — may learn to speak for all the disadvantaged who Asma loved...

 

Why Are Women Jihadists Fighting for ISIS?
Eleanor Beevor

ISIS’s forerunner, Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), was much more radical when it came to women in battle. Radicalism, in truth, was something of a trademark for its notorious leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. His deployment of female suicide bombers was a shock to many jihadists, and indeed a controversial line to walk. But Zarqawi responded that if women’s participation shamed more men into joining the fight, then the move was justifiable...

 

Tradition, Who Cares? Women to the Fore at Asma's 'Namaz Janaza'

Saudi Arabia’s First Woman Tour Guide Earns a Place in History

Taxi App Signs Up 1,000 New Women Drivers In Saudi Arabia

Iraq's Girl Weightlifters Also Boost Family Finances

Woman Accuses MQM’s Salman Baloch of Sexual Assault

Chibok Girls' Kidnapper Jailed For 15 Years

WPC Steers Through KP Assembly Three Resolutions on Women Empowerment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Asma Jahangir: Feisty Fighter, Pakistan’s Conscience
Asma Jahangir

She opposed the military dictators whom many in Pakistan didn’t mind. And, she put off the religious parties by her opposition to the laws they backed in order to create a male-dominated utopia in which women suffered and non-Muslims languished under anti-blasphemy laws.....

 

Hefazat-e-Islam Ameer Denounces Saudi Arabia’s Decision Allowing Women to Drive

1st Time Ever In Pakistan! This Hindu Woman – Krishna Kumari – Is Set To Become Lawmaker

Dublin Imam Issues Fatwa against Female Genital Mutilation

Islamic Centre of Ireland Issues Fatwa against Female Genital Mutilation

Muslim Women In Hyderabad Ignore Fatwa That Imposes ‘Bangle Rules’ On Them

Indian Union Muslim League Panel Gets Women Members

Only One of 10 Women Released By Boko Haram Is Police Officer – CP

Pak Police Bust Racket Extracting, Selling Bone Marrow of Girls

Al Wasl Volleyball Champions in Arab Women’s Sports

Female Iranian MPs Demand Action on Stalled Bill Aiming to Preventing Child Abuse

Iran: Bazaar Businessmen Admire Women’s Role in the Uprising

Iran: 5 Girl Students Deprived Of Boarding for Protesting Restrictions

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Why a Woman Leading Friday Prayers in Kerala Is a Great Development for India
Raza Habib Raja

Her step is remarkable given the fact that she is, in reality, a religious and practicing Muslim who also works for a religious organization. This also marks the first time that an Indian Muslim woman has led prayers in an orthodox setting. In the past, some women have done it in the western countries where threats of violent backlash are relatively minute....

 
Perils of Being a Muslim Male Feminist
Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam

Perils of Being a Muslim Male Feminist
Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam

The biggest shock you receive is when your female feminist friends would assign themselves the job of a mullah and begin issuing Fatwas when they seem to disagree with you. The best whip to lash at you is to brand you as patriarchal because you may not be on the same page with them about any issue. I had not encountered this bitter experience from fellow female feminists until recently when in a divorce case after listening to both the parties, I happened to reach out at a solution that for me was pragmatic one. But the feminists had made up the mind to punish the husband as he was male and the wife had rattled that he abused her which was admitted prima facie without authentication....



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