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Islam, Women and Feminism

Sindh Criminal Law against Forced Conversion and Marriage is Consistent With the Qur’anic Message – Any Muslim Quarter Opposing It Is Liable To Persecution for Abetting Criminal Customs
Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

It supplements the conclusion of the exercise with a commentary on how forced conversion of a non-Muslims woman into Islam followed by her forced marriage violates the Qur’anic rights of a Muslim woman to chose her own mate and the Qur’anic spirit of showing love and mercy in conjugal relationship. Thus, forcing a non-Muslim woman into marriage after forcefully converting her is antithetical to the Qur’anic message – a mockery of the Qur’an, a grave sin and a an abhorrent and violent offence that goes against the spirit of tolerance, peace and respect for all religions and persons, irrespective of their religion as espoused by the Qur’an....    

Minnesota Muslim Women Turn to Self-Defense Courses after Hate Crimes Rise

Enthralling Music: US Artist Emphasises Women Empowerment

Turkish Authorities Detain Two Female Pro-Kurdish Lawmakers

Chelsea Handler Slams White Female Trump Voters in Essay

Tourism Sector to Employ 1.7m Saudi Youth By 2020

Senate Panel Rejects PTI’s Women Representation Bill

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Saudi Police Arrest Woman for Posting Photo without Veil on Twitter

Saudi Police Detain Young Woman for Removing Abaya

Western Modernity ‘Not Best’ For Muslim Women: Azhar Head

Muslim Women Offered Self-Defense Class in Maryland amid Spike in Anti-Islamic Attacks

The Merkel Burqa Ban: Criminalizing Islam in Germany

Pakistani Wife of Indian Muslim Denied Entry in Kutch

'All Children' In Syria's Aleppo Suffering Trauma: UNICEF

Women’s Game Is Not Overtaking Men’s In Popularity: Jorgensen

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


A Muslim Woman’s Biggest Fear Is the Reckless Use of Triple Talaq
Syeda Hameed

These women were also worried that their husbands would remarry without leaving them with Mehr or maintenance. The fact that the Quran lays down very strict conditions both for Talaq and remarriage is indication that the woman's rights must be protected. It was also a pointer in the direction of incremental empowerment of women until their status became equal to that of men....

Afghan Actress Wins Marrakech International Film Festival Award

Tripura Governor Bats for Human Rights for Muslim Women

Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Kicks Off In Abu Dhabi

Anti-Child Marriage Law to Protect Girls: Bangladesh Minister

Girls ‘Aged 7’ Stage Suicide Attack in Nigeria 

Indonesia Police Say Arrest of Woman in Bomb Plot Points to New Militant Tactic

This Female Muslim Politician Is Risking Her Freedom to Fight Malaysia’s Corruption

Free Training Courses to Empower Saudi Women

African American Muslim Women Share Stories at Book Reading

As A Muslim Woman, I Support Angela Merkel’s Ban on Niqabs in Germany

Shaikha Lubna, Dr Raja Easa amongst World's Most Powerful Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Iranian Women Sent To Prison For Not Wearing Headscarves On Instagram

Iranian Women Sent To Prison for Not Wearing Headscarves on Instagram

Text Messages to Local Cops: How These Indian Muslim Women Were Divorced

29-Year-Old Becomes First Pak Woman to Join Bomb Disposal Unit

To Defeat Boko Haram, Nigeria Must Get Women on Board

Aisha Buhari Tasks Nigerians on IDPs, Breast Cancer

Shaikha Lubna, Dr Raja Easa amongst World's Most Powerful Women

50 Women Parliament Speakers To Attend Abu Dhabi Summit

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Pitted against this view is the idea – reflected in media discourse – that the courts are the only forums where such women can and should obtain justice. This interpretation follows and reinforces the much stronger assumption that Indian Muslim communities, led by the Ulema, dogmatically oppose gender equality and that no change is possible from within. This assumption is fundamentally wrong....


Lebanon ‘Closer To Repealing’ Controversial Rape Law

Egyptian Women Resist Harassment with Short Dresses

Iran Just Sentenced Twelve People To Jail Because Of Their 'Un-Islamic' Instagram Photos

As a Muslim Woman, I Support Angela Merkel’s Ban on Niqabs in Germany

100 Women 2016: The Arab Women Told 'Girls Don't Do Maths'

Global Women Organizations Discuss Women Empowerment in Arab States

Tigris Lioness: Iraqi Militiawoman Fights for Revenge against Islamic State

Haseena Faras Became the First Muslim Woman Mayor of Kolhapur

Mumbai Teacher Resigns after Harassment over Hijab, School Refutes Allegations

Algeria praised for its inclusion of women in politics

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim Women in Hijab Break Barriers: ‘Take the Good with the Bad’
Katie Rogers

The reasons a woman chooses to wear a Hijab can be highly personal, with some seeing modesty as its own form of empowerment. “We live in a strange society where walking around half naked is acceptable but being modest and covering up is frowned upon,” a Canada-based reader named Safiya told The Times in 2015....


Muslim Girl Not Allowed To Skip Swimming Class in Germany

Saudi Arabia: Land of Female-Led Social Entrepreneurship?

Facing War and Hunger, Momentum for Women’s Rights Slows in Yemen

Number of Potential Female Jihadists in Austria Higher Than Expected

Muslim Fashion Steps into the Spotlight In U.S

Islamic Studies Scholar Addresses Myths and Mores behind the Veil

Isis Survivor Says UK Could Save Lives of Yazidi Women by Admitting Refugees

Rebellion and Religion Have Guided Millions of Cairene Women to the Hijab

Global Women Organizations Discuss Women Empowerment in Arab States

Arab Father to Lehava: Save My Daughter from Her Jewish Suitor

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Triple Talaq: Willing To Pick Up Burning Coals
Feroze Mithiborwala

There were divides even within the orthodox, conservative groups in Islam. This is because people realised that triple Talaq is simply atrocious. Brothers and fathers have seen their sisters and daughters suffer because of triple Talaq. Men come with their daughters, who have been victims of triple Talaq to lawyers, they have felt the pain and seen the sadness, the injustice, that triple Talaq brings about....

Triple Talaq Unconstitutional, Violates Muslim Women's Rights: Allahabad HC

Cab-Hailing Company Careem Launches Women Drivers in Conservative Pakistan

Husbands, Suitors Spurn Middle Eastern Women Disfigured By War

Two Muslim Women Create Eco-Friendly Building Bricks from Gaza’s War Remains

I Spoke Up To Make Pakistani Women Strong and To Defend My Husband, Says Faryal Makhdoom

Egyptian Women's Rights Advocate Azza Detained

Woman in Eastern Aleppo Dies in Wheelchair As Husband Looks For Doctor

Washington Cab Driver Threatens First Somali-US Lawmaker Ilhan Omar, Calls Her 'Isis'

Facing the Age of Trump Together: Jewish and Muslim Women Build 'Sisterhood'

More than 420 abused women get protection in Dubai

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Emirati WOMEN Take to the Streets to Create Works of Art

Germany May Join Countries That Restrict Muslim Women’s Dress

Two Muslim Women in New York Subject To Hate Crimes in 36 Hours

Egyptian Woman Weighing 500 Kg Gets Visa After Indian External Affairs Minister Intervention

Defusing Bombs, Defying Stereotypes: KP Woman to Become First Female BDU Member

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Data Reveals Women Repression Cases Are Barely Investigated

Perlis to Make It Easier To Register Muslim Marriages in Malaysia, Done Abroad

CNN Reporter: U.S. Women Should Wear Headscarves in Solidarity With Muslim Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Hijab-Clad Muslim Cop Called ‘ISIS’, Harassed In US

US Embassy in Pakistan Hosts Discussion on Violence against Women

Inside A Self-Defense Class for Muslim Women in NYC

Edmonton Police Investigate After Man Ties Noose, Threatens Two Muslim Women

Pakistan Prepares for Its First-Ever Women’s Kabaddi Championship

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Campaign in Riyadh Urges Women to Report Domestic Violence

US: White Man Allegedly Harasses Hijab-Clad ‘Hero’ Muslim Cop, Calls Her ‘ISIS’

Hijab-Wearing Student Assaulted On NY Subway Train

Most Muslim Women against Triple Talaq, Feel Activists

Female ISIS Member Carries Out Attack in Sirte

PTI Tasks MNA Sajida Zulfiqar to Alleviate Reservations of KP's Women Wing

Zimbabwe: Zim Makes Strides on Women in the Workplace

Young achievers change perceptions at TEDx Dubai event

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam while speaking in UN Human Rights Council, Geneva on behalf of Asian-Eurasian Human Rights Forum on Agenda Item 9, General Debate, 26 September, 2016 expressed that “in my own country, India, Muslim husbands can utter the word Talaq, meaning divorce, thrice in a row, and legally throw their wives out of their homes in less than a minute”. He also said that “While these are gross violations of human rights, they also amount to denigrating the religion of Islam....

Women Driving: Female Member Makes Emotional Appeal in Shoura

Amr Diab Responds To Concert Ban on Egyptian Veiled Women

Muslim Teen Girls Wins Lego Robotics Competition

Saudi Academic: End Gender Segregation in Islam

After “Historic Victory”, Trupti Desai to Enter Haji Ali Dargah Today

Who Are the Women Named in Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council?

Saudi Ban on Women Drivers Still Rankles

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Probe Begins Against Influentials over ‘Exploitation’ Of Young Girls in Pakistan

Bahraini Activist: Female Inmates Tortured, Raped in Jails

Egyptian Veiled Women Banned From Amr Diab Concert

Egyptian Women Innovate To Weather Hard Times

Meet The Kashmiri Who Is Coaching India’s Women’s Soccer Team

Daughter of Indonesia's Founding President Arrested Over Alleged Anti-Government Plot, Amid Mass Protests

Men Attack Muslim Woman, Shout ‘Donald Trump’ On 6 Train, NYPD Says

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Calls Triple Talaq Un-Islamic

'Know Your Rights' App for Saudi Women Attracts 50,000 Subscribers

11.67m Women Missing From Peshawar Voters List

ASIYA Designs Sports Hijab for Muslim Women

Girls' Marriage before 18 Years: Rights Activists Fear Abuse of Provision in Bangladesh

Think Tank: Not All Radicalised Women Commit Violent Acts

Australian Judge Refuses to Hear Muslim Woman's Evidence Until She Takes Off Veil

Women Represent a New Threat in ISIS’ Strategy

Rich tribute pours in on Bahrain Women’s Day

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim Woman Wears Hijab, Burkini in Minnesota Beauty Pageant

Pakistan Women Share Iqbal’s Message in Special Sitting

Women Migrants Fearing Rape Take Contraceptive Injections

Why Do So Many Muslim Women Find It Hard To Integrate In Britain?

Women Education Fuels GDP Growth By 3%

Journey of Emirati Women in Four Decades

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Right-Wing Extremism Is Pushing Muslim Women towards Conservative Islam
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

The new world order will push more Muslims towards Salafism or Wahhabism, which will, in turn, whip up more hatred and right wing nationalism. An all-out culture war looms. This, as Obama told his daughters, is no time to take up a foetal position and hide. Good liberals and progressive Muslims must wake up and together confront the emerging forces of darkness....

Dutch Parliament Votes to Ban Burqas, Niqabs in Some Public Places

Women Re-Enter Haji Ali, Now Set Sights On Triple Talaq, Polygamy

Hijab-Clad US University Student Struck In Face with Glass Bottle

British woman can adopt girl found in box in Egypt, judge rules

Triple Talaq: Muslim Woman Writes a Letter in Blood to Chief Justice of India, Seeks Justice or Permission to Die

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Says Women Must Drive

UAE Can Be Regional Pioneer for Women’s Rugby

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Canada Television Station Promotes First Muslim Woman in Hijab to Read the News

Indian Court Lets Hindu Girl Live With Muslim Boyfriend

Mass Muslim Marriages, Applications Invited

Safa Al Hashem: Kuwait’s Lone Women’s Voice in Parliament

Muslim Teen First to Compete In Hijab for Miss Minnesota

Arab Woman Awards to Pay Tribute to Bin Karam Bin Sharjah

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


 There are clearly a lot of differences between the five schools of thought, and the best way forward, as reiterated by other clerics and stakeholders, are discussions and dialogues to arrive at laws and procedures consistent with constitutional norms of equality....

Fresh Mindset Needed To Break Patriarchal Mould
Syeda Hameed

As regards Muslims, had those who call themselves Aalims used their Ilm to understand what thousands of women petitioners were saying to us, they would have themselves applied the corrective. And banned the obnoxious practice of triple Talaq, called Talaq-e-Bidat (meaning forbidden), anti-Quran and anti-Islam. They would have banned polygamy instead of...

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