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Islam, Women and Feminism

Muslim Women across America Face Attacks in the Wake of Donald Trump's Win

FIA Arrests Nadra Official for Allegedly Issuing Fake CNIC to 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula

Housewife Standing Trial for Social Media Post

Buhari Urges Muslim Women to Strive For National Prosperity

Muslim Women in Singapore Speak Out

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Rohingya Girls for Sale: Malaysia's Forced Marriage Problem

Women’s Sport Given a Boost in Sharjah

Louisiana: Muslim Student Says 2 Men Assaulted Her, Stole Hijab

‘Reorganising Women Capabilities for Generating Income’ Programme Launched In Pakistan

High Percentage of Sri Lankan Muslim Families Marry Off Girls before Statutory Age of Marriage

ISBU Hosts Talk about Muslim Women, Cultural Identity

More and More Saudi Women Are Opting For Engineering Degrees

Emirati Women Excel in Health and Education Sectors in Dubai

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Look Who’s Talking
Faizan Mustafa

Look Who’s Talking
Faizan Mustafa

“If the wife is a habitual drunkard, a confirmed invalid, a cunning, a barren or a spendthrift woman, if she is bitter-tongued, if she has got only daughters and no son, if she hates her husband, (then) the husband can marry a second wife even while the first is living.” Geeta Press’s Kalyan magazine published a number of articles which favoured polygamy, opposed the daughter’s right to inheritance....


American Muslim Women Are Now Afraid to Wear the Hijab in Public

“My Heart Literally Hurts”: Muslims, Women, And People of Color on Donald Trump’s Victory

Five-Year-Old Muslim Girl Cries When She Sees Donald Trump Winning US Election

A Push to Reform Islamic Divorce Could Make Sharia Councils Redundant In Britain

Solution to Triple Talaq Should Come From Within Muslims: RSS Women Wing

Afghan President Welcomes Back Nat Geo Famed 'Afghan Girl' In Kabul

US Muslim Women’s Strength In The Face Of Injustice

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Arab Community Speaks Out Against Torture, Killing Of Muslim Women in Israel

Saudis Welcome Call to Open More Gyms for Women

‘Afghan Girl’ Sharbat Gula Deported

Laguna Beach Urth Caffe Countersues Seven Muslim Women Who Claimed Discrimination

Young Men, Women Looking For Love Swindled By ‘Magic’

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Afghan Woman 'Raped By Police Chief' When She Tried To Report Her Own Rape

Malaysia Proposes Raising Marriage Age For Muslim Girls To 18

Nigeria Sends Female Police to Protect Boko Haram Victims

Pak Journalist Pocketed Sharbat Gula’s Money Sent By National Geographic?

Female Employees in a Baha Hospital Accuse Boss of Abusing Them

Centre in Talks about Banning ‘Triple Talaq’ In India

Sharbat Gula’s deportation delayed

Christian Leaders Seek Pope’s Help for Dr Aafia’s Release

Investors Back Move to Feminize Pharmacies

This Woman Is Leading Efforts to Send ISIS To Hell, But Turkey Has Other Plans

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The Quran and the Constitution Are On Our Side
Javed Anand

Be ready to sacrifice your life to save the Shariah, Muslims are being enjoined inside mosques and in Muslim Mohallas across the country. Anyone opposing the countrywide signature campaign launched by the Board to resist any “interference” in Muslim personal law is projected as an “enemy of Islam”....

Saudi Shoura Proposes Women-Only Timings for Black Stone Ritual
'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula

Despite Court Order, Pakistan Says It Won't Deport 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula

Russia Orders Inquiry into Claims of FGM In Dagestan

Triple Talaq: Muslim Women's Body Slams AIMPLB Signature Drive

Kerala Police Arrest Muslim Preacher for Advising Against Breastfeeding

Teenage Girl Goes Missing From Seminary in Rawalpindi

Cover Girl Selects Muslim Woman as Newest Spokesperson

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Talaq Talaq Talaq
Farida Khanam

Talaq Talaq Talaq
Farida Khanam

“If you want to divorce your wife, you should follow the method of divorce as prescribed in the Quran.”Professing his ignorance of this method, the client asked to have it explained to him. Latifi said that Talaq or divorce in Islam was a process whereby the husband had to repeat the Arabic word ‘Talaq’ — ‘I divorce you’— to his wife three times at one monthly intervals over a period of three months...

 

Women in Afghan Army Overcome Opposition, Threats
Sharbat Gula, the Afghan Girl

Iran Militias Establishing Boy and Girl Scouts In Syria

Marathon in Bamiyan A Symbol of Freedom for Afghan Women

Why One in 10 Saudi Women Would Rather Not Marry

Islam Bars Romance for Women in Northern Nigeria?

Pakistan Orders Deportation of Iconic Afghan Woman, Sharbat Gula

Meeting On Women's Leadership in GCC Set

Fury as Muslim Police Chaplain Claims Women 'Sin' If They Refuse Sex From Their Husbands

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Why Do Young Saudi Women Run Away From Home?

These Muslim Women Also Perform Chhath Puja

Saudi Arabia Refuses To Even Consider Allowing Women to Drive

Istanbul Declaration Slams Harassment of Hijabis

Cover Girl Names Muslim Beauty Blogger Nura Afia as Newest Ambassador

Deputy Leader of Britain First Guilty Over Verbal Abuse Of Muslim Woman

Muslim Toronto Police Chaplain’s Views Troubling

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Jewish and Muslim Best Friends Go Viral with ‘Juslim’ Halloween Costume

‘Free Sharbat Gula on Humanitarian Grounds’

Malala Govt School Conceals Name Following Threats

Saudi Council Rejects Study on Women Driving

Prague Students Support Teacher Sued For Banning Hijab in Class

Qatar University postpones ‘Women in Islam’ talk over controversy

Manganya Applauds Muslim Women on Dressing, Environmental Conservation

Muslim Women Are Main Decision-Makers in Halal Tourism

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Sharbat Gula, the Unfortunate Afghan Girl
Maria Sartaj

They say wars are necessary to keep the arms industry in production; it wouldn’t be too inappropriate then to comment that the by-products of war, its emotional casualties, benefits media the most. Once considered a noble profession, media has now become an exercise in sheer dishonesty and muting of the conscience. It utilises downtrodden subjects in the same manner as a zookeeper shows off the new additions to his animal kingdom: you can see but not touch. The keys of the cage belong to the publishing house or the news channel that got there first.....

U.S. Policy Prevents Women Who Are Raped By ISIS from Accessing Abortion
Lisa Shannon

Girls and women are responding to the pressing psychological imperative to reject extremists’ claim to their bodies and lives. Girls have already faced the trauma of rape. Adding a pregnancy creates a permanent prison. Congolese “Elodie” who was attacked at fifteen years old recalls, “The day I learned I was pregnant was as terrible as it was when I was raped.”....

 

Pope: Women Will Be Banned From Priesthood Forever

Sharia Councils Treat Muslim Women Unfairly, UK MPs Told

AIMPLB Convention to Formulate Action on UCC, Triple Talaq

Triple Talaq A Non-Issue in Kerala

British Woman Left Husband to Marry Afghan Migrant and Take Him to UK

Istanbul Hosts OIC Event on Women in Muslim Countries

German Woman Attacks Police With Box Cutter, ISIS Flags Found

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Indian Muslim Feminists: We Are Reformists Not Traitors
Mariya Salim

Despite these attacks, we stand firmly by our position that gender-just reforms have to be introduced into the Muslim community, but that they have to come through equality-seeking interpretations of the Quran and Islamic law, not through a universal family law imposed on the community from above....

Hijab and Fashion
Rafia Zakaria

Hijab and Fashion
Rafia Zakaria

Undoubtedly, there are women who choose the Hijab for its disavowal of the politics of consumption, its ability to insulate against the constant moral aspersions cast on women in the Muslim public sphere. New meanings do not mean that the old ones are completely erased; they remain, not on catwalks but on the margins and the sidelines....

 

Triple Talaq: the AIMPLB’s Statement Goes against the Spirit of Islam
Syeda Hameed

The AIMPLB itself is a house divided. There are several schools within it which forbid one sitting Talaq, such as Ahl-e-Hadith, Fiqah Jafariya, etc. Many individuals within are opposed; this opposition is more evident since the board’s anti-gender, in fact an anti-human affidavit was filed before the Supreme Court. One fact needs flagging: the AIMPLB is an NGO where members are appointed, not elected, though they represent many Fiqhs and states....

 

UK Muslim Women Complain About Sharia Inquiries

Woman Screams in Pain during Caning in Indonesia’s Aceh

France: Sarkozy Says Muslim Women Should Wear MINISKIRTS Instead Of BURQA

HC Dismisses Plea by Muslim Woman against Divorce Based On ‘Forged’ Papers

Maryam Aurangzeb Made Pakistan State Minister for Information

Syrian Woman, Children Found Dead In Danish Freezer

Malaysian Woman Nabbed With Liquid Meth in Mineral Bottle at Jakarta Airport

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The prophet Muhammad would be appalled by how current Islamic Fundamentalists are treating women under their control. This suppression is done in the name of Islamic Law, known as Sharia. But the current suppression of women is shaped by cultural and history. It has little basis in the Quran and it is certainly not consistent with anything we know about what Muhammad taught or how he treated women.....

How Arab Women Are Reshaping Israel's Film Industry
Director Elite Zexer and lead actress

No One Is Lifting a Finger to Protect Arab Women

Domestic Relations Court Rules for ‘Economic Violence’ Against Woman In Turkey

Women’s Role in Islam Discussed in Azerbaijan

Ad Calling on Women to Dress Modestly Roils Israeli Arab Community

UAE- Successful Day at first 3x3 Arab Women Basketball Tournament

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Of course, couples should take each and every member of the family into consideration before making any decision. Islam recommends the process of mediation to attempt reconciliation before reaching the final decision of divorce. When the decision to divorce has been made, it will affect every member, either positively or negatively, which in turn affects the society in which we live.....

 

Pashtana’s Lesson: A Teenage Girl Resists Her Arranged Marriage So She Can Stay In School
Beth Murphy

Her smile faded when I asked about her future. Like many girls her age, considered old enough for marriage, Pashtana knew her window for education was closing. She had, in fact, already been forced into an engagement with her cousin. Extreme poverty drove her family’s decision....

‘I Live in a Lie’: Saudi Women Speak Up
Mona El-Naggar

It’s like I’m in handcuffs, and the society, the law, the people [are] against us. That’s why most women choose to marry in their early 20s as a way to escape, and guess what? The man she marries is no different from her brother or father....

First-Ever Fitness Club for Women Opens in Kabul

With Every Turn of a Wrench, Jordanian Woman Breaks Barriers

Emirati Model Breaks Taboos

Heena Sidhu Is Right; Muslim Nations Can't Have Double Standards

Iraq: Hundreds of Foreign Female Terrorists Driving ISIL's Suicide Vehicles

KEO International Consultants’ Donna Sultan on leadership and women in the workplace

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 


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