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Islam, Women and Feminism

Divorce And Workingwomen
Samar Al-Mogren

Women used to continue a half-life due to social considerations because society looks down on a divorced woman. Society has changed and the level of awareness has risen. In my opinion, society no longer treats a divorced woman with aversion because she is not a burden on others. Now she can bear her own economic responsibilities and those of her children. So long as she is not a burden on others, she is safe. Other members of society will not look down on a divorcee as they used to do in the past.....


Muslim Woman Passed over as Romania’s PM Named Deputy

First Black American Girl Doll of The Year, Could A Muslim Doll Be Next?

Sugar Land-Area Woman in Hijab Says Man Called Her Family 'Terrorists'

Saudi Women Now Work At Airports

Zambia Women's 'Day Off For Periods' Sparks Debate

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

In Honour’s Name: Women Continue to Pay the Cost of Patriarchy with Their Lives
Nadia Agha

For women who manage to survive an honour killing attempt, this issue continues to haunt them. Such a woman is often married off outside the community and disowned by her kin as punishment. She then enters a new world of agony — to be taunted as kari (‘black’, or corrupt, woman) and reminded of her status whenever she attempts to resist the oppression against her....

Child Marriage Almost Doubles In 2016 in Bangladesh

How to Deflect a 'Hijab Grab' and Other Lessons from a Muslim Black Belt

Woman Calling For Secularism in Istanbul Detained After ISIL Attack on Nightclub

Pakistan’s landmark Hindu marriage bill inches closer to enactment

Ashkona Raid: Two Female Militants Placed In Six Days Remand

Pak Punjab Govt to Launch Women’s Safety Phone App

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Afghan Woman: Sold Like A Goat, Treated Like A Dog
Musa Khan Jalalzai

In the tail-end of this debate, I want to highlight a single incident of Bachabazi occurred on 14 December 2016 in Jowzjan province, where known war criminal and Vice President of Afghanistan, General Rashed Dostum sexually abused a former governor Mr Ahmad Eshchi. He (Mr Eshchi) told journalists that Vice President and his ten cronies sexually assaulted him, raped him and kept in a private jail for five days. This shameless incident painted a transmogrified picture of the Afghan nation in the international community....

Nigerian Girl, 10, Used In Suicide Bomb Attack on New Year's Eve

Iran Official Calls for Sterilisation for Sex Workers

Defamation of Saudi Women on Twitter Must Be Stopped

More Women Join Fight against Taliban and ISIS in North Of Afghanistan

Burkinis and Belonging: 'It's This Feeling the Beach and Hijab Don't Mix'

Dundee Woman Awarded OBE for Services to Healthcare in Rural Pakistan

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Islamic Law in Nigeria: Women's Rights Banned By Quran, Top Muslim Cleric Argues

Iran Proposes Muslim Women's Basketball Kit to FIBA

Afghan Migrant Attack Bible-Reading Woman with Knife in Austria

Modesty Brings A Muslim Fashion Website, Founder 'One to Watch' In 2017

Why Should Western Governments Terrorize Islamic Women!

PKK Women Fighters Claim Killing 160 Turks In 2016

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Egyptian Woman Teaches Sex Education On YouTube

Saudi Arabia Jails Man For Publically Calling End Of Male Control Over Women

Furious Row At Hull Shopping Centre As Muslim Women Confront Man Over 'Racial Slur'

Ride-Sharing Platform In Islamabad Empowering Women Drivers

Israeli Guards Shoot Knife-Wielding Palestinian Woman

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Gendering Terrorism In Indonesia
Hana Hanifah

The main explanation of women’s motives is based on personal reasons in relation to their domestic roles. They explain that women who join terrorist organizations are usually victims of domestic violence or mentally unstable. They are more emotional than instrumental. But terrorism is more complicated than this....


Triple Talaq On Email, Phones And Messages Is Valid, Says Deoband Fatwa

Women At Wheel Of 'Pink Taxis' Challenge Jordan Norms

Queen Bees: How Honey Co-Ops Help Afghan Women Take Control

How To Deflect A 'Hijab Grab' And Other Lessons From A Muslim Black Belt

Boko Haram May Have Used Chibok Girls As Shields During Attack: Nigerian Army

Deport Niloofar Rahmani to Afghanistan, Open Letter to Obama requests

Brother Kills Mother Of Four In Pakistan Over 'Honour'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Female Terrorists: What Is So New?
Shahedul Anam Khan

Female members in a terror outfit have not been merely couriers but, if one delves into the history of terrorism or into the re-emergence of it from the early sixties and seventies, women had led the main action as well, apart from the fact that most terrorist organisations have had a female wing to supplement the main effort. Leila Khaled, the first woman to hijack a plane and blow it up eventually, captured public imagination and so did Thenmozhi Rajaratnam, the LTTE suicide bomber who blew up Rajiv Gandhi in a suicide attack in 1991….


Female Lawyers In Saudi Courts: ‘We Are Equal To Male Counterparts’

Mali Blames Militant Group For French Woman Abduction

Saudi Women Dance, Skateboard In Incredible Video Winning Social Media

Pakistan 'Honour': Tracing The Final Steps Of A Woman Searching For Love

Saudi Policewomen Get Training Abroad

When Muslim Women Are ‘Lyrically Speaking’

Iran To Do Utmost To Secure Release Of Female National Detained In India

No Black Men, No Muslim Women: UK Job Market Discrimination Remains Rife, Report Shows

Queen Bees: How Honey Co-Ops Help Afghan Women Take Control

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Are Women Aliens From Another Planet?
Zainab Ibrahim

Women are described as if they were aliens from another planet. Are women not your mothers, sisters and friends? I am certain if a woman attempted to analyze men’s behavior and equated men with evil, she would be attacked by all the men of the world and her life would turn into hell. ...


Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh Uses Women as ‘Sex Slaves,’ Police Claim

Taliban 'Behead' Woman Because She Visited the City Alone

Romania's First Female, Muslim PM Rejected

Afghan Woman Pilot’s Asylum Bid Sparks Fervent Debate

Muslim Women Made More Educational Gains than Muslim Men Globally: Pew Study

Girls Freed From Boko Haram Not Allowed To Spend Christmas At Home with Their Families

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… women in Iran must wear the veil, whether they are Muslim, Christian or Jewish. Some of the rules were utterly incompatible with the way young and ambitious Iranian women saw themselves. They wanted no part in a society where women were going to be oppressed. They had felt they needed freedom, not compliance with outdated rules….

Saudi 'Morality Police' Arrest Women 'Filmed Drinking, Dancing and Mixing With Men' In Video That Shocked Muslim State

A Study in Education: How India’s Muslim Women are getting Into the Classroom

“Keep Your Woman like a Good Muslim”: An Indian Cricketer Is Being Trolled over His Wife’s Dress

Jewish, Muslim Women in Austin Join on Christmas Day for Charity, Friendship

Female Bomber Attacks Market in Nigeria

Bangladesh: ‘Mother and Child May Have Been Slated For Suicide Attack’

Hipsters in Hijabs: Inside the Multibillion-Dollar World of Muslim Fashion

Saudi Women Show Love for Army Through Food Delivery

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim Choir Girls Sing Arabic Christmas Carols In Touching Video from Beirut

Hindu Youth Pool Money for Muslim Girl Marriage

Music Clip of Skateboarding Niqab-Clad Women Takes Saudi Arabia by Storm

Seven Women Win Seats on Oman’s Municipal Council

Christian Mother Asia Bibi Spends 7th Christmas on Death Row in Pakistan

Chibok Girl Recalls ‘Miracle’ Release by Boko Haram as Reunited With Family

Long Beach Police Change Policy, Will Allow Muslim Women To Wear Headscarves While In Custody

Books on Women Empowerment in High Demand at Jeddah Fair

Toll-free helpline for women in distress launched in KP

Kurdish female fighters playing key role in battle for Raqqa

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Banning the Burqa Does Nothing to Help Muslim Women
Ali A. Rizvi

I grew up in Saudi Arabia, seeing my professor mother and physician sister forced to cover their hair and bodies. My problem is with the more general concept of legislating dress codes for women, something we in the West should never be doing. Freedom of choice also means the freedom to make bad choices, and to me, the best way to fight bad ideas is with good ideas, not bans.......

Honour and Horror: Culturally Sanctioned Killings of Women Continue To Take a Tragic Toll in Pakistan
Khaled Ahmed

Tribal societies live on the basis of honour — which hinges on female members of the tribe. Between 1998 and 2004, Pakistan saw about 4,000 people killed for honour, of whom 2,774 were women, meaning that when honour was at stake, women were sure to get killed....

Dhaka Witnesses First Woman Suicide Bomber As Female Jihadists Take Centre-Stage in Bangladesh

Let's Celebrate Normality of Women Being On World Stage

Only three Women passengers on BA flight enjoy champagne and selfies

Talaq Lawful, but Disliked By God: MJ Akbar

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

First Fixed-Wing Afghan Female Pilot Requests Asylum in US

Muslim Girls Must Take Swimming Lessons alongside Boys, German Court Rules

Saudi Woman Use Hashtag to Reject Divorce Claims

Some of the Kerala Women Taken To Saudi Go Missing, Says Escaped Victim

A Bangladesh Girl Kills Herself for Not Being Allowed To Chat Over Cellphone

Who Said Engineering Is Not For Females?

Why Companies Need More Women in Their Workforce

The Right Flowers: Local Girls Club Allows Muslim Girls ‘Safe Space’ To Have Girl Talk

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Somali Clerics Warn Women against Playing Basketball

Pakistani Girl, 14, Sold Off To Pay Debts

Kerala Woman Jailed In Saudi Arabia over ‘Banned’ Drug

Previously Declared Stateless, Dayak Girl A Malaysian Once More

Malaysian Police Nab Woman Suspected Of Insulting Islam on Facebook

Christmas in Nigeria: Muslim Woman Donates Food To Christian Widows In Kaduna

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Syria's Twitter Girl Meets Turkey's Erdogan

Muslim Woman Brings Christmas to 50 Christian Widows in Nigeria

If Extradition Necessary, Aafia Should Be Exchanged, Suggests Fowzia

Muslim Woman, Married to a Syrian, Could Be Romania’s PM

Abu Dhabi: Fifth Batch of Women National Service Recruits Graduate

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Why Is Daesh Offering $1m For This Kurdish Woman's Head?

Muslim Woman Assaulted With Beer Bottle in Australia, Hijab Torn

To Protect Themselves, More American Muslim Women Give Up Hijab

Online Quiz Launched To Promote Women’s Rights in Islam in Malaysia

Veiled and Undercover: Exposing Harassment of Muslim Women in the U.K.

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Syria's Twitter Girl Evacuated From Aleppo

SA Police Tell Women Protesting For Aleppo to Remove Face Veils

Majority of Women in KSA Believe Labour Laws Are Fair

Shaikha Fatima's Gender Equality Initiatives Lauded

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


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