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Rape Used As Weapon by Jamaat e Islami and BNP for Land and Votes in Bangladesh
Filipino children in Manila AFP/File, Jay Directo
Rape Used As Weapon by Jamaat e Islami and BNP for Land and Votes in Bangladesh
New Age Islam News Bureau

Religious Lessons for Women at Haram

Mauritania Must Ban Deadly Force Feeding Of Child Brides - Activists

Rebellious Women Who Decided To Discard Their Veils

Girls Being Forced To Choose Between God and the Brownies, Church Leaders Warned

Sexual Harassment in Egypt Still Widespread

Manila to Crackdown on Online Child Abuse

North Carolina Ultrasound Abortion Law Ruled Illegal by Judge

Bangladesh Women survivors of violence urged to break silence

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


86 Wives and 170 Kids to One Man? It's Not Islamic and Fair

Rohina’s Solo Performance to Unveil Muslim Women’s Lives

Amira Karroum Was One of Many Australians Being Recruited To Fight in Syria

We, Saudis, Need Stringent Laws to Stop Sexual Harassment

Buddhist Mob 'Hacks Muslim Women and Children to Death'

Lawyer Becomes Britain’s First Female Muslim Football Agent

Muslim 'Free School' For Girls Will Open In Coventry This Year

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Can A Woman Only Choose One – Hijab Or A Successful Career?
Quratulann Shakoor Shahid
Can A Woman Only Choose One – Hijab Or A Successful Career?
Quratulann Shakoor Shahid

In all honesty, I cannot comprehend how or why the Hijab seems like such a hindrance, especially when only some women wear it in our country. Whether these Hijab arguments stem from abhorrence, fear or just narrow-mindedness, I do not know. What I do know is that we argue about it behind a very subjective definition of ‘liberalism’…..


You may have heard of women suffering honour killings at the hands of their relatives if they dare to interact with men unbeknown to them. Did you know that there is a bi-weekly club scene called Fez Night in Karachi, Pakistan where rich young girls and boys get together and dance from dusk to dawn? It is a really exciting night with a live DJ and alcohol. Girls dress to impress, often attired in the latest creations of renowned designers like GUCCI and Louis Vuitton….

All Women Event at Aasar Shariff Dargah, Hubli, Karnataka
Capt. Hanadi Zakaria Al-Hindi
All Women Event at Aasar Shariff Dargah, Hubli, Karnataka
New Age Islam News Bureau

Woman from Gujarat Travels to Pakistan with Fake Passport to Meet 'Lover'

Jakarta Sex Worker Implicated in Pakistan-Linked Heroin Syndicate

Two Women Arrested In Britain on Terror Grounds

The Law, Patriarchy and Religious Fundamentalism: Women's Rights in Pakistan

Turkey: Jail Sought Over 'Woman in Red' Police Case

‘Special Legislation Required To Prevent Acid Attacks’, In Pakistan

Ayesha Jaafari Feels At Home as the First Saudi Female Flight Dispatcher

At 100, She Dreams Of Returning To Syria

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Surprisingly 47% of Saudis polled said they should – which to my mind is pretty ground breaking, until I understand that it doesn’t matter what a Saudi woman is wearing, when 63% of respondents feel that she should throw an all-covering Niqab over the top of it! However, for me the results from my home country Pakistan were perhaps the most perturbing, with only 22% of respondents believing that a woman is capable of choosing her own clothing and only 2% voting for the “no head covering option.”….


Egyptian Actress: Dancing Veiled Women Show Beauty of Islam

Muslim Women Challenge American Mosques: 'Now Is the Time'

Two Arrested After 15-Year-Old Would-Be Jihadist Girl Heads For Syria

Afghan Actress Appears In First Movie That Openly Deals With Sexual Violence

Rwandan President's Widow Takes France to European Rights Court

Gambia Supreme Islamic Council President Denounces 'Indecent Dress Code'

The Afghan Female Politician in Hiding: 'No One Respect Women in Our Country'

Women’s Groups Write Open Letter to UN Condemning Gender Segregation in UK Universities

Banning ‘Revenge Porn: Will Arabs Follow Israel’s Lead?

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


And so, my welcome at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Airport only serves as an unpleasant reminder of the harsh realities of women’s lives in Pakistan.....

Illegal Abortion Used By Some UK Ethnic Groups to Avoid Daughters
Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj
Illegal Abortion Used By Some UK Ethnic Groups to Avoid Daughters
New Age Islam News Bureau

Pakistan "Islamises" Women: Head and Face Covered In Obedience To Men

Women's Rights Top Agenda as Egyptians Vote On Draft Constitution

Meet UAE Scientist among 20 Most Influential Women in Science

First Female Officer Appointed As District Police Chief in Kabul

Anti-Islamic Group Patrols Clubs to 'Protect' Polish Women

U.N. Calls for More Funding To Protect Syrian Women and Girls

Libya’s Female PM Candidate Says Country Needs A ‘Woman’s Touch’

Britons Cannot Sue Saudi Arabia in Abuse Case, Court Rules

Gang rape of Mukhtar Mai inspires New York Opera

Rightist Israelis Tour Aqusa, 4 Palestinian Women Denied Entry

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Saudi Women on Cloud Nine as Travel Notification Halted
Malala Yousufzai
Saudi Women on Cloud Nine as Travel Notification Halted
New Age Islam News Bureau

Sex Crimes against Young Children Rise in England, Research Suggests

Myanmar Still Uses Rape as Weapon of War: Women’s Group

Malala Yousufzai Presented With Basava Shri Award at London

Ghana Islamic Schools to Ban Mini-Skirts

95 Percent of Saudi Nurses Earn Patient Satisfaction, Says Survey

Uyghur Woman Forced to Abort Six-Month Pregnancy While Ill

Syrian Women Demand Voice at UN-Brokered Talks

9,000 Non-Saudi Wives Get Nationality

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Saudi-Wahabi social influence filtered to Pakistan and much of the rest of the non-Arab world throughout the next two decades, thanks to a campaign that attempted to export the kingdom’s religio-social values to its would-be satellite states. Slowly, more and more women started to wear the black Burqa and the tight Hijab – not because they wanted to be pious, but because they wanted to emulate what suddenly seemed trendy amongst Gulf Arabs. ….


Tanzania: Why Wife Inheritance Should Be Discouraged

Tanzania: Poor Sanitation Claims 1,500 Lives of Women and Girls

Dress, Designed By Arab Woman, Laced With Verses from Quran Sparks Row

Afghan Women Seek Internet’s Virtual Veil

Child Bride Found Dead In Southeastern Turkey after Giving Second Birth

Islamic Scholarship and Maldivian Women – My Swim against the Tide

Indonesia Female Candidates Will Face Uphill Battle In 2014 Election

KSU to Open College for Female Graduates

Syria: Extremists Restricting Women’s Rights

Nida Kirmani on the Muslim Identity Crisis in a New Delhi Locality

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Bangladesh: Many Girls Exposed To Pregnancy-Related Risks
Samar Al-Miqrin
Bangladesh: Many Girls Exposed To Pregnancy-Related Risks
New Age Islam News Bureau

Special Nitaqat Status for Expat Children, Hubby of Saudi Women

Weary Tunisian Women Little Cheered Over Equal Rights

Marriages with Non-Saudis Rise

JCCI Election Outcome — Women Fail To Make a Mark

Sindh, Pakistan, to Pass Anti-Child Marriage Bill Soon

Afghan Women at Risk of Losing Freedoms

Deen Camp Offers Young Muslim Women Mentorship, Connection to Community

Samar Al-Miqrin Named Most Influential Arab Female Journalist

Expat Woman Jailed For Assaulting Citizen

Philippines Women Build School, Farm Facilities under WB Project

If I Bring One Change, It Would Be Women's Empowerment: Rahul Gandhi

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Runaway Saudi Girls: A Disturbing Trend That Must Be Addressed
Veiled: Sara Al Amoudi dressed for court
Runaway Saudi Girls: A Disturbing Trend That Must Be Addressed
New Age Islam News Bureau

73% of Saudi Wives Verbally Abused, Says Study

57 Percent of Egyptians Prefer Women to Wear Hijab

Outrage over Schoolgirl Molestation Video in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Vamp in the Veil: Woman Accused Of Posing As a Saudi Arabian Princess

One in ten babies in England is a Muslim

Civil Marriage Is Legal In Lebanon: Experts

Iran in Bid to Reverse a Slumping Birth Rate

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Hair Is the Western Woman's Veil
Arwa Mahdawi
Hair Is the Western Woman's Veil
Arwa Mahdawi

Studies have found that the average woman in the UK spends £26,500 on her hair over her lifetime, with 25% of respondents saying they would rather spend money on their hair than food. And women don't just spend serious money on their hair; they spend serious time on it. On average, British women spend just under two years of their lives styling their hair at home or in salons…..


"I am not seeking my own success. I feel the general assembly and the elders of the church are positive about me being ordained a priest, but I am not sure everybody in our community in Lebanon would agree. If there is a chance that my ordination would affect the church or create divisions I won't do it."...

Measures To Curb Saudi-Indonesian Marriages on the Anvil
Nosheen Dad, president of Huddersfield S U
Measures To Curb Saudi-Indonesian Marriages on the Anvil
New Age Islam News Bureau

Empowering Egyptian Women despite the Odds

Afghan Women Seek Internet’s Virtual Veil amid Threats

University Of Huddersfield’s Students’ Union First Muslim Woman President

Majority in Mideast Prefer Women to Wear Headscarves

No Burqa Required: Muslim World Weighs In On Women's Dress

When Husbands Force Wives To Return the ‘House of Obedience’ Ruling

Delivering Child’s Right: 51,000 Children in Sindh Get Education with Play

Two Sisters Burn Rs1.7m in Cash In Front Of National Bank of Pakistan

Knesset Panel Examines Link between Absorption Process of Immigrants and Prostitution

Woman Tied To 'Jihad Jane' Plot Gets Eight-Year Prison Term

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Bangladesh’s Warring Women Politicians
Anushay Hossain
Bangladesh’s Warring Women Politicians
Anushay Hossain

So will a country with one of the world’s largest Muslim populations, and mainly moderate democracies, survive? Or will Bangladesh's democracy dissolve before our eyes, transforming into an autocracy? The future is uncertain for Bangladesh as she begins the New Year in a political abyss…..


Saving Lives: A Teenager’s Sacrifice For Hundreds Of Mothers

More Women in Bangladesh Rising Above Past Perceived Roles

New Focus on Child Brides in Turkey

Arab Woman Awards Judges Meet in Riyadh to Choose Winners

‘Many Role Models among Saudi Women’

Saudi Businesswomen Laud Innovative Polling System

Mother Gets Jail Time for Involving Child in Terrorist Training

96% in Muslim countries support the headscarf

32% of Pakistanis say Niqab most appropriate dress for women: survey

Female Muslim Dress Survey Reveals Wide Range of Preferences on Hijab, Burqa and Niqab

Nigeria: Commissioner - Child Abuse, Rape On the Increase

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Iran Fatwa Bans Online Chatting Between Unrelated Men and Women
Muslim woman who broke France veil law
Iran Fatwa Bans Online Chatting Between Unrelated Men and Women
New Age Islam News Bureau

Saudi Men Blame Women's Make-Up for Molestation Cases - Survey

Twice Widowed To Extremists, a Mother-Of-Five Puts Her Faith in God

Frenchwoman Fined After Muslim Veil Prompted Riots

Forced Conversion of Hindu Girls on the Rise: Pak Hindu Council

Schemes Launched To Empower Bajaur, Pakistan Tribal Women

Muslim Throws Acid on Step-Daughters for Refusing an Arranged Marriage

‘Child Domestic Workers in Pakistan face Brutal Torture’

Report: Islamic Centre in Israel Targets Jewish Women for Conversion

Pakistan: A Pending Matter-Aasia Bibi Case

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Domestic violence – a truly horrific term, to which only its victims can truly relate, is another one of the many plagues Pakistan suffers from. ....

Sentencing Today for 'Jihad Jane'
Jihad Jane
Sentencing Today for 'Jihad Jane'
John Shiffman

Prosecutors said Khalid, who grew up in Pakistan, lived a double-life after moving to Maryland - as "a polite and studious 15-year-old" and "a tireless soldier for violent jihad." He helped al Qaeda by translating videos from Urdu to English, inciting others, and aided LaRose as she smuggled a stolen U.S. passport to a terrorist, they said…


Two Women Arrested In Sharjah for Burglaries

NJ Assembly Expected To Send FGM Ban to Governor

Victorian Women MPs Pan Abortion 'Death' Claim

Kohistan 'Honour' Killing: Pakistani Woman Rukhsana Bibi Relives Horror

Israel’s New Law to Send ‘Revenge Porn’ Uploaders to Jail For Five Years

Three Pakistani Women Recognised In Forbes '30 Under 30' List

Rafaat Mughal Awarded OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List

Tunisia Votes for Gender Equality in New Constitution

India’s Malik Sisters Empower Young Women by Scaling Mount Everest, Shattering Stereotypes

Perkasa Full Of Rubbish, Says Marina Mahathir On Group’s Criticism of Her

Rupsina Parvin: First Muslim Women Who Joined Directly In the Post Of Sub-Inspector In WB

Rohina Malik’s Play Unveiled Addresses Negative Stereotypes about Muslims

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In Iran, Violence against Women Highest Among Kurds

Muslim Mothers Should Be Trained In Computing ‘To Help To Spot Radicalisation’

Violence against Women, Kids: PTI Body to Start Public Move

Emirati Woman Makes Her Presence Felt

IIUI Female Hostel Students Facing Victimisation

Tanzania: Thin Line between Poverty and Teen Pregnancy Should Be Addressed Now

Nigeria: Esuene Decries Low Percentage of Women in Politics

Saudi Survey Shows Men Blame Women for Rising Cases Of Molestation

Rwanda: Gashora Girls Win Top Us Scholarships

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Muslim Women: Movers and Shakers Fight for Women's Rights
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy
Muslim Women: Movers and Shakers Fight for Women's Rights
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The six Muslim women track the challenges their Islamic sisters confront and work to eradicate their disadvantages by advancing their rights. These thought leaders, activists, scholars, students and entertainers keep the flame of hope alive for their Muslim sisters in a myriad strategic ways. Some of the heroines listed below I know, others I do not but I salute them all for staying the course, despite the odds…..


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