Books and Documents

Islam, Women and Feminism

US Dailies Carry Woman-In-Headscarf Protest Ads

Gujarat Village Poster: "Stay In The Veil, And The World Will Stay In Its Limits"

Oppressed by Religion, Kashmiri Women Are Forgetting How to Sing

Saudi Female Empowerment Highlighted At Global Conference

Pakistan woman cricketer and basketball player get GCU Roll of Honour

Dangal’s Zaira, Minister Trade Tweets On Hijab

UP elections: Empower women, train girls for state’s progress, says Shabana Azmi

Afghan Orchestra Puts Women's Rights Centre Stage At Davos

Nigeria: Sanusi Calls Out Parents, Leaders On Girl Education

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


UN Expert Calls For End To Saudi Ban On Women Driving

We Should Wear Hijabs For Donald Trump's Inauguration In Support Of 'Muslim Sisters', Says US Actress

Hyderabad HC Tells Government To Protect Muslim Women Offering Prayers

CoverGirl’s Nura Afia Is ‘Honoured’ to Represent Muslim Women

University Of Kansas Allocates Separate Lunch-Room For Muslim Women

Digital Skills Bootcamps To Empower Women In Pakistan

Burqa-Clad Women Suspected Of Radical Propaganda At Mymensingh School

Inaugural Protest Poster Stirs Debate Among Muslim American Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Afghanistan’s First All-Girl Orchestra Ready To Perform At Davos

Women-Only Seats On Air India Following ‘In-Flight Sex Attacks’

Muslim Women’s Group Say Loyalty To Britain Is Part Of The Islamic Faith

Views on Abortion Strain Calls for Unity at Women’s March on Washington

Malaysia: ‘Women, Feminists Should Support Changes To Shariah Court Powers’

Nigerian Govt Confirms Negotiation With Boko Haram To Free Chibok Girls

Burqa  Ban: Almost No Women In Perth Wear Garment, Imam Says

N.J. Court Upholds Firing Of Muslim Woman For Wearing Headscarf

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In The Battle Over Who Gets To Define Islam, Why Should The Moderates Remain Silent?
Rafia Zakaria

If extremist interpretations that insist on the Burqa as a religious requirement can promote and propagate their position, shouldn’t the government or elected representatives of Muslim countries be similarly permitted to purport their opposition to certain interpretations? In the battle over who gets to define Islam, why should the moderates remain silent?...

Uber Dubai Gets Its First Female Limo Driver
Zaira Wasim

After Azmi, Kolkata’s Shahi Imam Advises Girls To Wear Decent Clothes To Avoid Rape

An Australia Day Billboard Featuring Muslim Girls Celebrating Is Set To Return After Threats Saw It Removed

Aamir Khan, Mohammad Kaif, Gautam Gambhir Come Out To Bat For 'Dangal' Girl Zaira Wasim

Kerala Muslim Girl Who Married A Hindu Boy Alleges Threat To Her Life From Islamist Outfit

Nigerian Govt Confirms Negotiation With Boko Haram To Free Chibok Girls

WIT To Mark World Hijab Day With Cultural Event

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


I Will Behead Aryan, AbRam If They Ever Hurt A Woman: SRK

Pakistan To Hold First Women International Film Festival

Nigeria: Bring Back Our Girls Activists Join Tour Of Former Boko Haram HQ

Meet the Muslim Mother Theresa, Edna Adan Ismail

Before Organizing The Women’s March On Washington, Linda Sarsour Fought For Muslim Holidays In NYC Schools

Harassing Girls Is ‘Anti-Democratic’, Says Baloch Activist Over Zaira Wasim’s Issue

Pakistan: Woman Sentenced To Death For Burning Daughter Alive

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


But with the kind of life that I chose, I know there will be intermittent times in my life when I obtain no money for what I do. But, Alhamdulillah, it’s all good. Since when did working a nine-to-five, and the cash flow that comes out of that—since when did that become the most important thing in life, anyway?...


Muslim Women Can Act As Guardians Of Properties Gifted To Their Children: Madras High Court

Australia Day Billboard Featuring Two Women Wearing Hijabs Causes Outrage

In Northern Afghanistan, Bereaved Women Join Fight Against IS

Indian-American Congresswoman to Not Attend Trump's Inauguration

Muslim woman racially assaulted in London

In Afghanistan, mourning women join fight against Islamic State

Obey the Court, Release El-Zakzaky, Wife, Amnesty Tells Nigerian Govt

Empowered Women Can Create A Stronger, Healthier Pakistan

Trump Asks Why US Is Bothering To Fight B'Haram When Chibok Girls Haven't Be Rescued

Indonesian Women Domestic Workers Start Coming To UAE

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


For Muslim women these two words together should conjure up images of Umm Handala, Khansa, Nusaibah, Khadijah and Aayisha, but many have yet to learn about these strong women of Islam. Also, there is a lack of knowledge of the nuanced roles Muslim men and women should have in sustaining society. If we start there, then there will be no need for a feminist version of Islam....


Muslim Girl Booted From School Bus For Hijab In US

Sania Mirza's Tennis Attire Branded Un-Islamic By Religious Cleric

Muslim Woman Assaulted In An Islamophobic Attack In London

In Northern Afghanistan, Bereaved Women Join Fight Against Islamic State

Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Alaikum Salam’ Greeting On Instagram Prompts Islam Conversion Speculations

Woman Fighting Triple Talaq: 'Muslim Board Member Asked Me To Withdraw Petition'

Somali-American Teen Makes Semifinals At Miss Minnesota USA Pageant

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women in India and Pakistan Unite for the Right to Loiter

Displaced Rakhine Muslim Women Share Their Shocking Stories

Pakistan Holding Hundreds Of Pashtun Girls As Sex Slaves: A Pashtun Activist

Kolkata’s Imam Sparks Row Again: ‘Women Should Always Be In Veil’

Women’s March on Washington Unveils Its Official Platform

Bangladeshi Law Proposing Child Marriage In 'Special Cases' Is A Step Backwards: Charities

Indonesia Not Prepared To Deal With Female Extremist Threat, Expert Says

World Hijab Day For Solidarity With Muslim Women On February 1

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


15,222 Women Killed For Honour in Pakistan in Last 12 Years

Hezbollah Woman Tries Recruiting Saudi Citizen for $2,000 A Month

The Muslim Feminist Who Believes Islam and Feminism Can Co-Exist

Boko Haram Defeat Tied To Rescue of Remaining Chibok Girls – Buhari to Malala

A Muslim American Woman’s Response to President Obama’s Farewell Speech

Muslim Woman Founded the First University in the World in the Year 859

Saudis Investigate Twitter Baby Abuse Video Case

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

There is widespread Islamophobia in the world today and Islam, that literally means 'peace', is continually vilified. The religion has perhaps come under maximum criticism for its alleged mistreatment of women. However, Muslim women feel that Islam is at the forefront of gender justice and it has been misinterpreted by proponents of patriarchy to subjugate women over the ages....


In Switzerland, Muslim Parents Can’t Prevent Their Daughters From Swimming With Boys

Muslim Girl Scout Troops Provide Unique Opportunity In Malden

Girl, 18, Disowns Christianity Over Suit Against Her Conversion To Islam

Nigeria Faces Mounting Pressure To Rescue Girls Abducted By Boko Haram 1,000 Days Ago

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Morocco’s Burqa Ban: a Strong Message against the Forces of Radicalism from a Muslim Nation
Rudroneel Ghosh

In that sense, the Burqa ban is a strong message that the Moroccan state doesn’t accept what the Islamic full veil represents and the status it accords to women. That said, I agree that a ban on Burqa itself will not defeat radicalism. However, there is substantial evidence to suggest that Morocco is also doing quite a bit in terms of spreading moderate Islam for the Burqa to be dropped organically....


Morocco Bans Production And Sale Of Burqas: Reports

Perlis Fatwa Allows Muslim Wives To Leave Home Without Husbands

Former Nun Turned Muslim Preacher Testifies Against Ahok

Swiss Muslim Girls Must Take Swimming Classes With Boys: Europe Court

Pak Women Writers Reminisce About Three Rewarding Years In PWC-LC

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Practices Prevalent Within Communities Ought To Be Modified In A Manner That Achieves Gender Equality
Madhavi Diwan

For India to thrive as a vibrant multicultural society, cultures must be preserved for that is the very essence of India. But patriarchy cannot be perpetuated in the name of multiculturalism. It is time we recognised that there exist age-old religious and cultural practices that are fundamentally incompatible with the Constitution that we the people of India gave ourselves and with the principle of contemporary constitutional morality....


First Female Muslim Takes The Oath On Quran As Minnesota House Of Representatives

Woman Blogger From Bangladesh Faces Threat To Life, Seeks International Help

School For Expats In Saudi Arabia Wins Muslim Woman Top Award

No Jirga Can Now Block Women From Voting: Sherry

Supreme Court Of India To Hear Various Petitions On Triple Talaq Today

Muslim Teen Honoured For Tracking Down Jewish Woman Assault Suspect

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Today, according to Afghani, about 20 percent of Kabul’s mosques have special prayer areas for women, whereas only 15 years ago there were none. The sermons delivered by imams about the importance of education have also helped many women persuade their families to let them study. In fact, some 6,000 imams in Afghanistan have participated in Afghani’s training program.....


Hyderabad Madrasa Empowers Girls with Course on Fatwa

Haryana: Man Gives ‘Triple Talaq’ To Wife after She Refuses To Give Him Beedi

British Woman 'Fled From Syria after Marrying Muslim Convert Who Rose to Top of ISIS'

Nigeria marks 1,000 days since mass kidnap of Chibok girls

Dubai Business Women Council launches partnership with United Nations

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

“The truth is that Islam has come to elevate the position of women to that of dignity and nobility. Women were seen as objects of fun, pleasure and amusement during the jahiliyyah period, but when Islam came, it liberated the women from oppression and injustice, by teaching respect and honor of women. “Islam gives women a number of rights, some of which were not even enjoyed by Western women until the 19th century....

Women in Afghanistan Join Forces to Fight Militants

Darz Ab Women Up In Arms against Daesh Insurgents

Bengaluru Molestation: Religious Leader Finds Fault with Women

Over 50% of German Women Feel Less Safe After Cologne Sex Attacks, Poll Shows

Girl Impregnated by 3 Boko Haram Fighters Details Horrors of Sex Slavery

20 Saudi Women Take Up Hospitality Jobs at Airports

How WhatsApp Is Helping Women Get Married In Saudi Arabia

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Uprooted By War, Fearing Troops, Myanmar Ethnic Girls Learn Karate

Austrian Minister Calls for Headscarf Ban

Free From Boko Haram, Nigeria's Chibok Girls Are Kept Silent

Caught On Cam: Woman in Burqa Allegedly Molested In Bengaluru

Balochistan: Pakistan Forces Abduct 9 Women, 8 Children from Sui Area

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Tripura Muslim Villagers Want Local School Named After Lone Hindu Woman

Three Would-Be Suicide Bomber Girls Killed In Nigeria

Nigeria: Children Starve, Mothers Sell Sex To Survive, Says International Committee of the Red Cross

Old Man Attacking Muslim Woman In Wales Proves Growing Islamophobia

App For Women To Report Harassment Launched In Pakistan

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In the Name of Allah: Thou Shalt Not Treat Women as Equals, says The Sultan of Sokoto

Saudi Arabian Women Release Video Mocking Kingdom's Driving Laws

Evening Courts To Marry Women Without Male Guardians In Saudi Arabia

Pakistan Begins Process to Legalize Hindu Marriages

Female Journalists Face Gendered Forms Of Surveillance In Pakistan, Study Finds

Muslim Woman Walking In UK City Told To Take Her Veil Off And 'Go Back To Your Own Country'

Arab Refugee Women In Germany Torn Over Romantic Relationships

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Get New Age Islam in Your Inbox
Most Popular Articles

The Reality of Pakistani Propaganda of Ghazwa e Hind and Composite Culture of IndiaPLAY 

Global Terrorism and Islam; M J Akbar provides The Indian PerspectivePLAY 

Shaukat Kashmiri speaks to New Age Islam TV on impact of Sufi IslamPLAY 

Petrodollar Islam, Salafi Islam, Wahhabi Islam in Pakistani SocietyPLAY 

Dr. Muhammad Hanif Khan Shastri Speaks on Unity of God in Islam and HinduismPLAY 

Indian Muslims Oppose Wahhabi Extremism: A NewAgeIslam TV Report- 8PLAY 

NewAgeIslam, Editor Sultan Shahin speaks on the Taliban and radical IslamPLAY 

Reality of Islamic Terrorism or Extremism by Dr. Tahirul QadriPLAY 

Sultan Shahin, Editor, NewAgeIslam speaks at UNHRC: Islam and Religious MinoritiesPLAY 


  • Prospects are very dim.'
    ( By Rakesh Kumar )
  • While New Age Islam is trying hard to raise hard questions and find solutions it is also true that it is infested with moderate liars ...
    ( By Mohd Ansari )
  • Cairo university recently removed violent inhuman verses against non muslims from islamic books.ISIS ....
    ( By DrPitambar Aryan )
  • Sorry but there No way to reform, only way to save people is ban it completely. We lost millions of lives because of it....
    ( By Bharat Gadhavi )
  • Reform it must if the world is to survive. Do away with skull caps beards and burqas first.
    ( By Vasant Kumar Nair )
  • 1 Is Islamic Reform Possible? Ans, No. 2 'Should We Just Accept That Quran Is Not Perfect, Infallible Word of God, Ans, Holy Quran is ...
    ( By Seraj Haque )
  • Literally Quran means ..recite.. render verbally but unfortunately people who don't hv knowledge of holy Quran vll raise questions ....
    ( By Qàzi Aàyàz Mír )
  • The defiance of an 'untouchable' New York subway worker ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Sir u illogical and u Can't take a single fault to Quran. Nawazoobillah
    ( By Mushtaq Ul Islam )
  • In fact in practice we haven't taken into consideration many things and more importance is given to hadith's whereas most hadith's ....
    ( By Hashim Raza )
  • Kyo nahi.people should accept that basharte ichha shakti ho
    ( By Shrikrishna Phadnis )
  • At all not. Quran is perfect provided we think over it again and again.Quran says his to understand. Moreover aimmas tafaseer are there.
    ( By Hashim Raza )
  • Quran be analysed logically n scientifically. Good things must be accepted. Debate be held on.
    ( By Jagannath Rout )
  • The Quran emphasises that the thought of God should be with us in all positions – standing, sitting, lying down etc....
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Here Muslims are branded as extremists by some innocent people. B'caz they r unable to understand / know the international ....
    ( By Seyan Rahman Sha )
  • Hey all non believers, u Ist reform ur own faith before commenting on Islam.
    ( By Tariq Ajaz )
  • Islam is complete religion. There is no room for additions n alterations. Kaise kaise naye bidaat dushmanan Islam eejad ...
    ( By Tariq Ajaz )
  • In total agreement with what the writer has observed about quran.
    ( By Shehnaz Naikk )
  • A distinction must be made between “Islamic” theology of the various sects of Islam and the clear unambiguous message of the Quran. Islamic theology is extremely...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Islam is a complete protocol to follow no reformation is needed, and those who will try to hurt Islam will be dealt strictly.
    ( By Umer Farooq )
  • Totally agreed!
    ( By Shehnaz Naikk )
  • Excellent analysis by Arnab Kumar. When it comes to Islamic theology, it is utter nonsense ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Yes ,you are right first we accept that Quran or any other religious book of any religion is not perfect,reform is required accordig to new ...
    ( By Rani Singh )
  • ISIS is an anti Islamic Israeli sponsored terrorist group.Now it is in public domain that Israel is supplying arms and amunition ....
    ( By Mohd Rafique )
  • Hats Off is in the company of the bigots, the extremists and the intolerant with a bias against his father's religion.'
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Don't blame Islam for the actions of Muslims. Religions are pure and to err is human. People have right to accept the ...
    ( By Sajid Shaikh )
  • If we accept all religious teaching with out questioning them we will be accepting very ridiculous things for which science has explanation'
    ( By Satishkumar Govind )
  • Good piece. The priest curtly saying“….that Muslims did not worry about the meaning behind the ritual, but do it because God commands it.” .,...
    ( By Skeptical )
  • Hats Off's single track litany of hatred continues without a word....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • New age Islam is agroup of non believers. They are the agents of Yahuds & Amerrica.'
    ( By Abdul Kalam Tapadar )
  • Really pathetic and unfortunate ignorant people are indulging themselves in discussions and dictations that is far...
    ( By Dr-Bashir Ahmad )
  • I am not qualified enough to make any statement or suggestions as I do not have...
    ( By Arnab Kumar DE )
  • Not only Islam,but in my opinion all religions including mine ,are not perfect throughout the long course of hisrory.But...
    ( By Arnab Kumar DE )
  • Hats Off shows his ignorance and hatefulness again. The "most tolerant"....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Human brains so designed by God, always changed according to time....
    ( By Yaduveer Agnihotri )
  • Possible through wider interpretation of verses and paradigm shift of Muslims all over the world. Every sect and organisations....
    ( By Hanif Mustaque Ahmed )
  • The followers of every religion do not always adhere to tenants of the religion. The perform the rituals but do not follow it's...
    ( By Syed Z Haider )
  • A clear and unambiguous narrative of peace, justice, righteousness and compassion should be culled from the Quran....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Excellent article.'
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Hats Off is a liar. I have never justified the conquest of India and have on several occasions previously, said that the conquest was by ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )