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Islam, Women and Feminism

17-Year-Old Indian Muslim Girl Escapes Forced 6th Marriage, Approaches Police
Teenage Palestinian Amputees Top Kilimanjaro
17-Year-Old Indian Muslim Girl Escapes Forced 6th Marriage, Approaches Police
New Age Islam News Bureau

Child Brides Married Off For ‘Honour’ In Pakistan

Two Village Leaders Held For Ostracising Woman in Bangladesh

Women’s Group Calls for Domestic Violence Law in Lebanon

Teenage Palestinian Amputees Top Kilimanjaro

2 Filipino Muslim Sisters Escape from Extremists with Cat

Two Emirati Brothers In Search Of Their Indian Half Sister

Afghan Women Campaign for Peace

Beirut: Child Trafficking Arrests a Drop in the Ocean

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
The Hijab: Power and the Headscarf
Abdullah Hamidaddin
The Hijab: Power and the Headscarf
Abdullah Hamidaddin

The "Hijab" is a very complicated piece of cloth. Since its inception a few millennia ago, it has carried with it many meanings. It has been an expression of male dominance, an act of religious piety, a manifestation of female oppression, a limitation to a female's power of seduction, an icon of cultural pride, a slogan of resistance to colonialism, imperialism and globalisation, an indicator of a worthy wife, an evasion of feminine competition, a marker of otherness and a discouragement to harassers. Different meanings constructed in different epochs for different social and political reasons by different actors with different motivations....

Khula Divorces on the Rise in Jeddah and Riyadh
Afnan, 6, holds a picture of her father AP Photo
Khula Divorces on the Rise in Jeddah and Riyadh
New Age Islam News Bureau

Foreigners Married 13,000 Saudi Women Last Year

In Yemen, a Woman's Life Entangled With Al-Qaida

Saudi Women Protest at 'Law' Prohibiting Doctor Appointments without Male Guardian

A First Step toward Ending Somalia’s Rape Epidemic

For Syrian Refugees, Early Marriages End Early

Training Course Shows Women How To Build Happy Marriages

Women's Champions Cheer a Victory in Afghanistan

War-Hit Syrian Children Offered All-Out Support

Saudi Businesswoman to Open City’s First Cooking Academy

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Saudi Women and the Illusion of Opportunity
Abdullah Hamidaddin
Saudi Women and the Illusion of Opportunity
Abdullah Hamidaddin

Foundations of suppression and causes of oppression go much deeper than physiological differences; and proponents of rights should avoid looking at the world through a physiological lens; no matter how appealing and easy it is. One giant step for a woman is NOT a step for women; not even a small step…..

 
Brainwashed British Girls Flock To Syria to Wed Wahhabi Terror Fanatics
Pakistani sister and brother
Brainwashed British Girls Flock To Syria to Wed Wahhabi Terror Fanatics
New Age Islam News Bureau

Ghanaian Women Being Forced Into Prostitution in Middle Eastern Countries

Twelve Foreign Women Arrested In Islamabad Crackdown, Involved In Immoral Activities

Islamists Order Women to Don Veil in Eastern Syria

Saudi Arabia Moves To Protect Rights of Indonesian Maids

Extreme Genital Mutilation on Retreat in Somaliland

Libya: Justice Minister Details Plan for Compensation to Rape Victims

Nigerian Government Invests N3.2 Billion on Projects to Address Girl-Child Education

Malala Sympathises With Syrian Refugee Children

Sister, Brother Conquering Seven World Peaks

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
The Continued Abuse of the Pashtun Woman
Murtaza Haider
The Continued Abuse of the Pashtun Woman
Murtaza Haider

The violence-stricken KPK has been in the crosshairs of law enforcement agencies, policy makers, international NGOs, and other global religio-militant franchises. The lack of civilian oversight and control over the past six decades in the adjoining tribal areas of KPK has perpetuated a culture where weapons and gore have unnecessarily been glorified. Some weapon-friendly members of the community have been the preferred insurgents for the establishment for cross-border intrigues since 1948....

Decks Cleared for Women’s Voting in Saudi Civic Elections
Lebanon’s Myriam Klink
Decks Cleared for Women’s Voting in Saudi Civic Elections
New Age Islam News Bureau

Saudi Scholars Accused Of Undermining Women

To strip or not to strip, Lebanon’s Myriam Klink asks

Divorce Rate among Jewish Israelis Rising

First Female Editor of a Saudi National Daily Wants Others to Follow

Egypt Anti-Coup Bloc Vows 'Action' After Detainees' Rape Claims

Uproar in Lebanon after Disabled Woman Banned From Flight

Daily Life For The Children Of Syria: Yamama And Hayat’s Story

Bangladesh Indigenous Children Should Be Taught In Mother Tongues

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Islamic law allows for divorce to be initiated by the husband, by the well-known triple Talaaq. But it also allows for Khula, or a process whereby the wife can ask for annulment of the marriage. In the case of Khula, several obligations on the husband don’t necessarily apply….

‘Panties for the President’ Protest:  Lace Underwear Ban Irks Kazakh Women
Sidra Iqbal Pakistani journalist
‘Panties for the President’ Protest: Lace Underwear Ban Irks Kazakh Women
New Age Islam News Bureau

Tunisia’s Mufti Supports Possible Face-Veil Ban on Security Grounds

Bearded Girl from UK Decides To Be Herself and Quits Shaving

Khanum, a Shia Scholar Leaves Pakistan after Multiple Life Threats

Pakistan Wins! Sidra Iqbal Brings Home 1st GR8! Women Awards 2014

Libyan Women’s “It Will Be Our Constitution” Campaign Launched with 50,000 SMS Messages

Groom, Quází Make Yale Nuclear Physicist Victim of ‘Fake’ Divorce

Hands Raised To End Violence against Women: Bangladesh

Egyptian Veiled Rapper among Nominees for Freedom of Expression Awards

Women-Only Van Service Launched In Twin Cities: Pakistan

Saudi Princess Adela Lauds Girl Guides

India supports Afghan policewomen

Women Under-Represented In All Political Structures in Nigeria

Yanbu to Have Industrial City for Women

Fund Plans Focus On Legal Rights of Working Women

South Africa Ruling Party Marches To Raise Awareness of Violence against Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
British Women Flocking To Syria with Marriage in Mind
Zainab al-Khawaja Bahraini activist
British Women Flocking To Syria with Marriage in Mind
New Age Islam News Bureau

Saudi Islamic Police Ban Women from Giving Birth without Male Guardian

ISIS Forcing Raqqa Women to Wed Its Fighters, Say Activists

MIT’s First Female Saudi Fellow Setting Example for Compatriots

Kurdish Girls Conquer Iraqi Taekwondo Team

No Justice for Child Victims of Burundi’s Sex-Traffic Rings

World Acclaimed Somali Supermodel Deters FGM on Girl-Child Safa

Jailed Daughter of Bahrain Rights Activist Freed

‘Medical Evidence Is Strong Enough To Silence a Person Guilty Of Rape’, Say Pakistan Judges

Foundation Expands Rehabilitation Program for Saudi Women Prisoners

Women Protection Package Set for March 8 Launch in Pakistan

Muslim Women's Rights Document Discussed At Parliamentary Union of the OIC

Karzai Orders Changes to Draft Law Following Claims It Would Hurt Women’s Rights

A Father Accuses King Fahad Hospital of Mutilating Newborn

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Arrested Egyptian Girl, 18, Gives Birth While Handcuffed
Somayya Jabarti editor-in-chief of a Saudi daily
Arrested Egyptian Girl, 18, Gives Birth While Handcuffed
New Age Islam News Bureau

Saudi Valentines Defy the Love Police

Chicago Muslim Woman Says People Friendlier When Hat, Scarf Cover Hijab

Saudi Gazette Appoints Kingdom’s First Female Newspaper Editor

Police Detain Radical Women's Outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chief for Anti-Valentine's Day Drive

FATA Women and the Question of Taliban Sharia

Sharjah Jail Nursery Encourages Mothers to Bond with Children

Saudi Justice Ministry to Hire Women for Top Jobs

Fitness Femme: Health En Vogue with Emirati Women

Success for British-Bangladeshi Sisters                 

35-Year-Old Bangladeshi Woman to Create World Record

3rd Conference of Muslim Women Parliamentarians Held In Tehran

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Legalised Spousal Abuse Is Coming To Afghanistan
Child brides ''quite common'':Pru Goward
Legalised Spousal Abuse Is Coming To Afghanistan
New Age Islam News Bureau

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Sect Accused of Marrying 13 Year-Old Girls

500 Women Killed Every Year in Name of Honour in Pakistan

Hopes Float: Marriage Still Key to Saudi Women

Bangladesh 'Rises Up' To End Violence against Women

Boko Haram: US Expresses Concern over Abduction of Girls in Borno

Pru Goward Child Brides Claim a Surprise to NSW Police

Campaigners Brave Rain at London Event Calling For Justice for All Women

Breastfeeding Law Designed To Improve Health of Child, Not Punishment of Mother

Neglecting Children – An Issue We Cannot Be Lenient About

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has dropped the patriarchal theory of holding a woman fully responsible when she gets harassed. In the workplace and in the markets, there have been many utterances and actions that are incongruent with the image that the Saudis painted of themselves in their own minds: that they are an ideal society protected by years of forced separation of the sexes. But all that didn’t work. Thousands of verbal and physical harassment cases are recorded with the police. Instances of harassment get documented on social media, thus angering the kingdom’s virtual community….

 
Gujarat, a Hub of Rent-A-Womb Industry in India
Amna Al Haddad Emirati woman weightlifter
Gujarat, a Hub of Rent-A-Womb Industry in India
New Age Islam News Bureau

‘Saudi Women Cannot Go To Male Doctors Alone’ - Top Saudi Cleric

Grand Mosque Library: No Entry for Women

Church of England Fast-Tracks Law for Female Bishops

Somali Radio Run by Female Staff on Air

Law passed: Pak Punjab to have commission on status of women

Pakistan Women’s Issues: Media Urged to Show Gender Responsiveness

Abortions In Israel: Is The Law As Liberal As They Claim?

V-Day Sparks Jokes among Egyptians on Social Media

Emirati Woman Weightlifter: Help Me Get To Olympics

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Married Off For 'Honour': Pakistan's Child Brides
Kuwaiti cops (SUPPLIED)
Married Off For 'Honour': Pakistan's Child Brides
New Age Islam News Bureau

No Make-Up and No Nail Polish: Kuwaiti Policewomen Told

Women No Longer Need Identifiers at Saudi Courts

Nursing Gaining Acceptance as Profession among Saudi Women

Israeli Study: Breastfeeding Can Reduce Risk of Children Getting Cancer

Literary Magazine Faces Charges as Islamic Dress Controversy for Women Continues

Saudi Soccer Debates Broadens Over Women's Rights and Nationalism

Project Launched to Boost Women’s Employment in Turkey

Sold Into Slavery 8 Yrs. Old Was Forced To Work 20 Hrs A Day, Kept In A Cell for Four Years by Her US 'Owners'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Suffering from a heart attack does not necessarily lead to death - God willing - if there's quick intervention. However, a delay or lack in medical care could lead to death. This is what happened with the student, Amna. Paramedics were not late to the scene, they arrived on time and stood outside the building for two hours waiting for permission to enter. Entering a building full of women in Saudi Arabia, even if it is a life-threatening situation, has its conditions and requirements….

 
There Is Still Hope for Arab Feminism
Cynthia Kreichati
There Is Still Hope for Arab Feminism
Cynthia Kreichati

Feminism is at the heart and soul of Arab Awakenings. It is not a novel feature of the Arab world, struggling to catch up with ‘modern’ times. More than a century ago, Arab Women had already realized the oppression they were submitted to and quite a few courageously came to refuse to bow into it. In a region in constant turmoil and amidst an ever-changing sociopolitical landscape, these Women became conscious they had an essential role to take on….

 
Libyan Women Want Women’s Supreme Council
Indian Actress Shabana Azmi
Libyan Women Want Women’s Supreme Council
New Age Islam News Bureau

Women Are Targets of Repression in Egypt

22 Women to Contest Municipal Council Polls in Saudi Arabia

International Purple Hijab Day against Domestic Violence, February 13th

Afghan Domestic Violence Law Draws International Outcry

Bahrain Pledges to Boost Women's Rights

Palestinian Women Make Strides in High-Tech

Why Cannot Saudi Women Issue Their Own Passports?

Promoting Culture: Indian Actress Shabana Azmi Visits Sindh Festival

16 pc Of Pak Punjab’s Children Aged 6-16 still out Of School

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Back in the 1920s things looked hopeful for women in Afghanistan.  King Amanullah Khan and his wife Queen Soraya worked diligently to improve women’s lives. The king discouraged polygamy, advocated against the veil, and pushed for greater personal freedom for females.  “Tribal custom must not impose itself on the free will of the individual,” he said.  His sister, Kobra, created the Organization for Women’s Protection while another sister established a women’s hospital.  Queen Soroya even founded the first magazine for women…..

 

Xenophobia In San Francisco: Why Are Muslim Schoolgirls Still Getting Bullied?

Ghana Pastor Bans Weave Wearing Women from His Church

Pregnant Palestinian denied quick hospital access by Israel’s Civil Administration

Indonesian Sisters-in-arms stand up for gender justice

Youths urged to help fight repression of women

Police on the Prowl for 'Lady Killer' In Pakistan

Four Iranian Women Footballers Banned From Playing Because They Are MEN

Warning to All Fat Women in M'sia: Don't Walk, Talk or Have Big Hair like Rosmah / Lo-Si-Ma

New Laws on Global Basis Needed To Curb FGM, NGO Claims

Russian Wives in Gaza Long For Home

Saudi Craftswomen Await Support

Imam Charged In Australia over Child Marriage

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Ladies, Don’t Opt For Abortions!
Quratulain Fatima
Ladies, Don’t Opt For Abortions!
Quratulain Fatima

“If men could get pregnant, abortion would have been a sacrament.” My maid refuses to take any birth control measures because her husband considers them to be a ‘Yahoodi Saazish’ (Jewish conspiracy) to sterilise the ‘flourishing’ Pakistani nation – just like the superstitions concerning polio drops....

 
Pakistani Taliban Has 500 Female Suicide Bombers Ready to Act
Tunisian women Celebrating Rights under Constituti
Pakistani Taliban Has 500 Female Suicide Bombers Ready to Act
New Age Islam News Bureau

Syrian Girl Commits Suicide, Forced To Marry Al-Qaeda Terrorist

Female Front Office Clerks Still Being Stigmatised In Saudi Arabia

Opposition to Muslims and the Muslim headscarf in Western Europe

Mother of Four Develops a Child Sex Abuse Film

Women to Enjoy Rights under New Tunisia Constitution

Bill Would Allow Same-Sex Couples to Use Surrogate in Israel

10-Year-Old Girl Granted Divorce by Iraqi Court

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

The guardians of Islamic Sharia have argued that a woman inherits a half-share only in four cases, compared with more than 30 cases in which she inherits a full share. However, it is precisely these four cases that are the most frequent. Islamic law governing inheritance has been drawn taking into consideration the extended family model, which has now disappeared and been replaced with the nuclear family model.....

 
A Lesser Sister
Nadeem F. Paracha
A Lesser Sister
Nadeem F. Paracha

Their Twitter timelines are usually full of those ubiquitous images where Hijabless women are explained as lollipops covered with flies; or with laments against ‘western hypocrisies and discrimination against appropriately dressed Muslim women in the West.’ But not a squeak came from them about a fellow Muslim sister beaten mercilessly in full view of the public by a man in their own country....

German Court Rules Muslim Girls Must Join Swim Classes

American Female Muslim Athlete Inspires Girls in Dakar

World Hijab Day Shows Pride in Being Muslim

Family Blames Saudi Gender Segregation Rules for Student’s Death

Will Tunisian Women Finally Inherit What They Deserve?

Arabs React to Raunchy Shakira, Rihanna Video with Criticism

Sheikha Fatima A Pioneer of Progress for Arab Women

50 Lashes for Wife-Beater in Saudi Arab

Iran's Female Footballers to Have Sex Tests

KSA-born expatriates look for Saudi wives

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau



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