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Islam, Women and Feminism

Women's Fashion in Afghanistan Goes Beyond the Blue Burqa

Geneva Seminar Discusses Women's Rights Issues in Egypt

Kansas Prison Harassing Muslim Woman: Rights Group

Turkey Funds Revival of Female Islamic Preachers in Kosovo

Muslim Woman Says Transportation Security Administration Subjected Her to Inappropriate Search

EIPA Signs MoU with Arab Women’s Council

Flynas Seeks To Teach Saudi Women to Be 'Future Pilots'

Morocco Introduces Law to Combat Violence against Women

VHP in Bengal Issues Dos and Don'ts on 'Love Jihad', Alleges Muslim Men Paid To 'Lure' Hindu Girls

Young, Enthusiastic Saudis Embracing Garment Sector

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

In recent decades, Torah study by women has grown increasingly acceptable, with many serving as teachers, community leaders and spiritual guides. However, the learned women cannot be officially ordained as rabbis because the Chief Rabbinate has a monopoly on ordaining rabbis in Israel and it refuses to let women take the required exams. Absent the Rabbinate’s approval, many institutions of religious learning and progressive Orthodox rabbis have begun bestowing the title “Rabbanit” — the female form of the Hebrew word for rabbi...

 

Zakira or a Female Reciter and Preacher, Shyrose Jaffer Dhalla in Mumbai to Convey the Message of Muharram

Kulsoom Nawaz Death: Former Pakistani First Lady Dies in London

Various Women Sectors Participated In Protests in Tehran, Other Cities

Nasrin Sotoudeh Protests Execution of Kurdish Political Prisoners

Malala Expresses Condolence on Kulsoom Nawaz’s Death

Student Killed in Twin Bomb Attack near Afghan Girls' School

UAE to host Forum of Arab Women’s Council

Under Maya Morsi's Chairmanship, Women’s Rights Seminar in Geneva Takes Off

Five Women among 6 Come Under Acid Attack in Lahore

She Saved A Pregnant Woman’s Life And Now Works To Make Childbirth Safer For All Afghan Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Hijab-Wearing Majiziya Breaks Stereotypes in India

3 Women Named Directors of Health Centres in Makkah

Women Should Take Top Jobs in Iraq’s New Gov’t: UNAMI Chief

KSA Arrests Man over Breakfast Video with Woman

Thakurgaon Woman’s Life-Changing Handicrafts Venture

For Lebanese Women, This ‘Ladies Beach’ Is Less Luxury and More Utility

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Islamophobic Fear of Muslim Women in Burqa
Dr Robert D Crane
Islamophobic Fear of Muslim Women in Burqa
Dr Robert D Crane

The first category of the Maqasid provides ontological guidance, consisting of respect for religious freedom (Haqq Al Din); for the sacredness of the individual person (Haqq al Nafs), including right to life; for the sacred nature of the derivative communities from family to nation to humankind and beyond (Haqq Al Nasl), including communitarian pluralism; and for our physical environment (Haqq Al Mahid, from Wahda or oneness)....

 

Report Reveals 76% of Islamophobia Attacks in Belgium Target Women

Turkey's First Lady to Get Humanitarian Service Award

We Look Forward To Bringing Change and Serving the Public, Say Saudi Female Passport Staff

Iranian Women to Face Further Suppression In The Upcoming Month

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Pakistan:  Man Murders Daughter, Son-In-Law And Grandsons Over 'Honour': Police

Stranger Than Fiction: 15-Year-Old Girl Is Youngest English-Language Saudi Author

Pakistan’s Envoy to Italy Accused of Sexually Harassing Female Officer

Malala Yousafzai, Justin Trudeau Meet to Discuss Women Education, G7 GEAC Progress

New Female Chiefs Ready to Take up Roles beyond Women’s Affairs

In First, Saudi Football Club Includes a Woman in Its Official Fan League

Debate Heats up in Egypt over Women’s Inheritance Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Rajput Girl, Muslim Youth Commit ‘Suicide’ In Uttar Pradesh

Muslim Groups Call For Female Circumcision to Be Medicalised

Saudi Woman Breaks Stereotypes by Racing, Hoping To Manufacture Her Own Car

Malala Yousafzai Calls On Canadian PM to Talk About G7 GEAC

Only 8 Out Of 183 Female Candidates Made It to NA In July 25 Polls: ECP Data

Illiteracy Rampant and Growing among Iran’s Women And Girls

Arrests of Women Activists Continues In Iran, Rezvaneh Mohammadi

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Relegated to the basement, silenced by the imam and barred from the front door, some Muslim women have had enough of male domination at the mosque and are setting up their own. From Copenhagen to Los Angeles, a handful of female mosques now cater to Muslim women who want their own place of worship, just as men have had through the ages....

 

Shedding Light on Absence of Women Cadres in Egyptian Parties

Activist: Prison Conditions of Dervish Women Violate Iran Prison Laws

Moroccan judge holds first hearing in case of captive girl

Conference on Empowerment of Afghan Women Secures €2 Million Education Pledge, Calls for Enhanced Application of International Norms

Turkey Needs More and Better Shelters for Women: Charity

Syrian Refugee Women Still Struggle To Access Employment — Report

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Muslim Girls in Selangor Can Only Wed Once They Turn 18

British-Pakistani Becomes First Hijab Wearing Model to Enter Miss England Finals

Indonesian District Bans Men and Women from Dining Together

Danish Police Fine Turkish Tourist for Wearing Face Veil

Black Days Ahead For Bangla Expatriates In Abaya Shops

Report: 41 Women Killed In Domestic Violence In Turkey In August

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

The particular verse is interpreted as signifying the separation of spaces where the normative behaviour expected of Muslims should be different. Rather than being a separation between male and female, it is more of an exhortation to respect the private sphere such as the domestic household. Such interpretations never become the normative understanding because the conservative Ulama have institutional control of Islamic societies....

Hijab-Clad Kat Heads Iran Women's Team Aims To Make It Asia's Football Powerhouse

Bumpy Road Ahead For Egypt's First Female Coptic Governor

The World Is Failing Women and Girls Whose Bodies Have Been Weaponised

Biased Attitude towards Muslim Women Negation of West’s Women Rights Claim: Jamaat-e-Islami

Man Accused of Insulting Emirati Actress for Backing Saudi Driving Ban Lift

Bangladeshi Embassy Workers in Saudi Accused of Abusing Tortured Maids

Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Calls for Steps to Ensure Women’s Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Young British Muslim women like Iftekhar are welcoming her choice, mainly for two reasons. First, it does away with the myth that Muslim women who wear the headscarf are forced to do so, making the garment a symbol of submission. Second, in increasing the public visibility of the headscarf by wearing it on the stage of a beauty pageant, Iftekhar is making a claim on inclusion and the fact that British Muslim women, including those who choose to cover their hair are an indelible and visible part of the British social fabric....

Hence, engaging women in a counter narrative against extremism and terrorism is as important as it is for the male population. Women from the most socio-economically vulnerable groups tend to be restricted to their households and are uneducated; this makes them more vulnerable to extremist ideologies. This, plus all the fake-news on the internet, thanks to social media, threatens to radicalise a large number of women. The Pakistani state and civil society must take note of this and act accordingly....

 

Many Saudi Women Begin Driving Their Children to Schools

Saudi Passport Office Begins Training First Female Recruits

Sindh Women Development Ministry to Help In Poverty Eradication

Progress Slow but Visible After Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Female Drivers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

There is a long list of Hadiths (Prophet’s sayings) and Qur’anic verses to support women’s rights: the right to education; the right to work and their right to keep the money they earn. It is much easier for the media to reduce the complex debate on Uniform civil Code to a series of clichés, slogans and sound bites, rather than examining root causes. There are numerous examples where personal laws and secular laws coexist .in fact, the deliberations of India’s Constituent Assembly which framed the Constitution clearly show that Uniform Civil Code was not the ultimate mandate.....

Two Malaysian Women Caned Under Islamic Law for Lesbian Sex

Egyptian Woman Made Famous By ‘Leaked’ Mubarak Photo Threatens To Sue Anyone Who Uses It

Chevrolet Signs Raha Moharrak, the First Ever Saudi Woman to Climb Mount Everest as Brand Ambassador

First Women’s Go-Karting Race Held in Saudi Arabia

Women Participated In More Protests during Recent Days In Iran

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

For Ms. Niaz, the triple Talaq battle was revolutionary, because “Muslim women reclaimed religion from patriarchal forces who for decades misrepresented the message of Islam and projected a misogynist viewpoint which not only destroyed the lives of women, but has also maligned the name of Islam.” Reforms are being led directly by women, based on their reading of holy texts that emphasize spiritual equality and accountability of men and women. The next step is codification of Muslim family law, so that spurious practices are eliminated.....

Muslim Woman Moves SC against Setting up of Sharia Courts in India

When Illness Is a ‘Death Sentence’: The Victimization of Gaza Women

Chevrolet Middle East Picks Saudi Woman Mountaineer as Brand Ambassador in Region

15 Iranian Women among Jailed Protesters - Human Rights Watch

War In Yemen: New Skills Help Yemen's Women Survive

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

First Woman Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court To Take Oath Today

Court Orders South Africa Govt to Recognise Muslim Marriages, Allots Two Years' Time to 'Rectify Failure'

After Taking To Steering Wheel, Women in Saudi Arabia Set To Fly Planes

Pakistan Minister Apologises To Female Actors for Vulgar Comments

Women Represent 25% Of Governors’ Reshuffle for First Time in Egypt’s History

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Egypt’s Sissi Appoints First-Ever Christian Woman as Governor

MoU Signed To Empower Saudi Women in Industrial Sector

Amnesty Calls for Solidarity with Female Saudi Detainees

Man in Skytrain Attack Pleads Guilty To Assault against Muslim Woman

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Etihad Celebrates 2018 ‘Emirati Women’s Day’

Emirati Women Urged To Have Limitless Aspirations

Four Women in Leading Jeddah Municipality Positions

Five Saudi Women Pilots Granted GACA Licences

UAE Leaders Pay Rich Tributes to Women

17% Married Pakistani Women Still Have Unmet Need for Family Planning

Iraq Court Clears German-Turkish Woman of ISIS Ties

Top Women Quran Activists Honoured in Iraq

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid may not be a practicing Muslim but he is there high in public profile to make a bid for the top job. Two years ago when I watched a test match there were four Muslims in the English cricket team. I have met doctors, teachers, civil servants, and entrepreneurs from the sub continent, both Hindus and Muslims, thriving. The Anglican Church never came in their way. In India’s circumstances in 1947, a Hindu India may have been better, than the one cloaked in a hollow and bogus secularism where the police watch on as one Muslim (or Dalit) after another is lynched, some to the accompaniment of expert photography....

 

The economic safeguard to the bride in her marital home in the form of Mehr (a sum assured as a mark of respect and future security to the bride) is found in all printed forms of Nikahnama, which the Qazi solemnising the marriage brings along, to be signed by the parties and their witnesses. It is another matter that the Hindu custom of dowry has been adapted by Muslim communities and Mehr is reduced to a mere token rather than an economic safeguard. But there are communities, which stipulate Mehr in gold coins or valuables rather than the token amounts....



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