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Islam, Women and Feminism

 As for the absolute prohibition, including the Mosque and al-Baqi` in Madina, insisted upon by Bakr Abu Zayd in his epistle titled "Juz' fi Ziyarat al-Nisa' li al-Qubur"30 and his odd claim that the narrations prohibiting women from following the funeral bier apply to prove the prohibition of visitation, such claims stem from an unreasonable, stubborn rejection of the evidence and a blind following of the familiar founts of misguided originality and nonconformity - Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn al-Qayyim. But truth is more deserving of being followed than eminent figures....

For The Abrahamic Religions, Clothing Is both Trivial and Vital

At the heart of all theistic religions is the idea that the worship of, or excessive attachment to, anything or anyone other than God is something to be avoided: a sinful distraction at best, idolatry at worst. Applying that principle, it becomes easier to understand the apparent inconsistency of religious attitudes towards clothing. Apparel can either be an aid to worship or a foolish diversion from it....


Just Keep the Faith: The Intent of Islam and the Prophet to Give Equal Rights to Women Has Been Reversed By Muslims
Syeda Hameed

....women had the freedom to enter the mosque and hold discussions with the Prophet. Two, their legitimate concern merited an entire surah which is the second longest surah as well as the most comprehensive explication of women’s rights enshrined in any scripture of the world Instead of propagating to the world the content of this surah, we Muslims are hell bent on projecting Islam in the exact opposite light....


Forty-Five Percent Burkini Buyers Are Non-Muslim Women

Supreme Court Of India Issues Notice to Centre on Plea Challenging Triple Talaq

Burkini Controversy Puzzles North Jersey Muslim Women

South African School Faces Backlash over 'Racist Hair Policy'

Paris Restaurant's Refusal to Serve Two Muslim Women Sparks Outrage In France

Over 100 Female Afghan Army Cadets Complete Education In Turkey

German Prosecutors File Terror Charge against Teenage Girl

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau         


Of Burqas, Burkinis and Bans
Harvinder Khetal

Men making jokes out of the situation say: "My wife has two complaints: nothing to wear and not enough closet space." But, that's okay.  But, what's not okay is people telling us whether to wear it or not to wear it. Freedom to choose holds good both ways: I must be free to pick or discard an item of clothing. If I pick a garment due to my religious belief or my sense of modesty, so be it. At the same time, if I find the imposition of a certain piece of clothing appalling, so be it. ...


My Faith Is Constantly Questioned Because I Don’t Wear Hijab

The orthodox theology is treated as times is as if it is mutually exclusive with spirituality. However, there is no separation in Islam between Ibadat (worship) and manners. It is imperative to discipline both branches of our Deen because they exist in congruence. Imam Ghazali’s thorough dissection of Islam has illuminated the teachings of the Holy Quran in an extensive fashion. ...


Muslim Woman Devotes Her Life to Helping Christians Displaced By ISIS

ISIL Relocating Izadi Girls to Syria from Iraq

Turkey Allows Policewomen to Wear Islamic Headscarf

Hindu Girl Weds Childhood Muslim Friend in Pakistan

Burkini Clash Sets Tone for France's Presidential Campaign

Girls in Skimpy Clothes To Be Denied Entry In MP Jain Temple

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women Lead Friday Prayers at Denmark's First Female-Run Mosque: Imam Says Aim Is To Challenge Patriarchal Structures and Inspire Other Women

Supreme Court Admits Indian Muslim Woman's Plea to Declare Triple Talaq Illegal

A History of How The Burqa And Bikini Became The Burkini

Stop Telling Me What to Wear

Court Says Women May Enter Iconic Mumbai Shrine

German Mayor Fires Muslim Intern for Wearing Headscarf

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The weather in Nice looks lovely today. You boast a temperature of 25C, or 77F, with humidity at 74%. But that doesn’t matter anymore, because whatever temperature it is, it is stifling. It is suffocating. And the beauty of Nice is no longer there....

At the Beach in My Burkini
Romaissaa Benzizoune

At the Beach in My Burkini
Romaissaa Benzizoune

I have spent this summer in Morocco, the country of my origin, where the ocean and sand and sunshine are not as spoken for, where it is very common to see women in their Jilbabs and Niqabs and full outfits swimming freely, where my pink Burkini finds its place. Whole beaches, whole afternoons full of laughter and Arabic chatter and no “risks of disrupting public order.”...

Mumbai Court Revives the Inclusive Worship of Women at Haji Ali: Dargah Trust Wants Shariah Enforced to Deny Women Entry into the Sanctum Sanctorum

'Seriously and Clearly Illegal': France's Top Court Overturns Burkini Ban

Hijab A Form of Independence For Women, Jawi Says In Friday Sermon

More Female Extremists Leaving Canada to Join Islamic State: Report

Muslim Refugee Thrown Out Of Integration Programme in Germany for Wearing Headscarf

SC To Hear Plea of Muslim Woman Seeking Ban on Triple Talaq Today

Pakistani Girls Take On Male-Dominated Gaming Industry

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


When a Swimsuit Is a Security Threat
Asma T. Uddin

To an American spectator, such bans probably appear a blatant restriction on religious liberty, or liberty generally, but what is striking is that the European jurisprudence upholding them speaks in the language of human rights. By couching prejudice and fear in the language of Article 9 exceptions, the court in effect uses human rights laws to limit human rights....


The respondent No. 2 Trust has no right to discriminate entry of women into a public place of worship under the guise of `managing the affairs of religion' under Article 26 and as such, the State will have to ensure protection of rights of all its citizens guaranteed under Part III of the Constitution, including Articles 14 and 15, to protect against discrimination based on gender....


Muslim Women in the Olympics; More than Hijab and Medals

Scotland Police Approves ‘Hijab’ As Part of Uniform to Encourage Muslim Women to Join the Force

Read What Muslim Men Look For In Women

This Woman Got Married To Become a Housewife, but Her Family Made Her a Hero

Muslim Family Kicked Off Plane After Passenger Accuses Them of Being Isis Members

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Triple Talaq Effect? 5 In 1,000 Muslim Women Divorced in India

Canada's Mounties Allow Women Officers to Wear Hijab

Muslim Woman Fined and Forced To Remove Burkini by French Police Officials Armed With Pepper Sprays

Muslim Women’s Bodies Are Not Spaces to Fight People’s Bigotry

British Muslim Women Talk about How It Feels to Be Constantly Spoken For

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim Women of Age 20-34 Remain Most Vulnerable To Divorce in India: Census

Germany Bans Muslim Student from Wearing Niqab Face Veil in School

Algerian Muslim Businessman Pledges to Pay Fines Imposed For Wearing Burkinis

French Burkini Bans Spark Sizzling Summer Debate on Islamic Fashion

Former Islamic State sex slave Nadia Murad calls on Australia to join Yazidi fight for justice

Of Women Who Run Away To Be Jihadis

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Whatever Happened To French Ideals
Syed Tausief Ausaf

The French Burkini ban seems to have taken swimming lessons in a pool filled with double standard, discrimination, hypocrisy and bigotry. It’s a knee-jerk reaction of a government that’s playing a political card and has no strategy to stop extremists from striking....


Burkini Beach Ban: Must French Muslim Women Become Invisible?

German Conservatives Back Partial Ban on Face Veils

Top Hillary Clinton Confidante Huma Abedin Denies Active Role at Radical Muslim Journal

Entrepreneurial Women Seek Opportunity at Kurdish Startup Incubator

Complaints about Channel 4 News Presenter Wearing Hijab Rejected

Burkini Bans are Anti-Catholic (Or Will France Ever Learn?)

Europe and The Islamic Veil: Why It’s Fair to Ask Immigrants to Follow Host Nation Values

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

The position of Sheikh Dr Yusuf al-Qardawi, a leading contemporary Islamic thinker, is that a woman can be appointed as a judge except in Hudud and Qisas cases because there is no Daleel (proof) which clearly states that a woman cannot be appointed as a judge....


Romance Novellas by Women in Nigeria Challenge Traditions

Where Hijab Meets the High-Street: Modest Fashion Has Reached India

Burkini Changing Lives for Muslim Women

ISIS Is Still Holding Nearly 2,000 Yazidi Women as Slaves

France’s Liberal TraditionsWon’t Be Helped by the Burkini Ban

Meet the Pakistani Woman Who Topped the Bar across Commonwealth

Germany’s Potential Burqa Ban: Muslim Journalist Reacts

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Polygamy Should Be Regulated
Muhammad Al-Asheikh

However, some take advantage of the fact that Islam permits polygamy. They marry women and then divorce them just to marry another. Some scholars say such acts are prohibited in Islam. Misyar marriages have become increasingly common in the Kingdom....

Italy Imam Defends Burqinis with Beach-Going Nuns Photo

Muslim-Owned Driving School Offering 'Women Only' Class Causes Uproar in France

Burkini´ about Inclusion Not Division in Australia

How an Eritrean Woman Escaped ISIS' Enslavement in Libya

The Woman, Aisha Wakil, Boko Haram Calls Mummy Is Igbo

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Forcing Secularism, One Burkini at a Time
Brooklyn Middleton

Only in the most repressive societies are women legally obligated to comply with stipulated dress codes. Whether on a beach in Cannes or at a market in Tehran, no woman should be confronted with the humiliating experience that is being penalized for what she chooses to wear on her own body. In moving to dictate to women what kind of fabric is acceptable for them to place on themselves ....


Britain Is Full of Inspirational Muslim Women, They’re More Crucial than Ever

French Police Have Already Punished Ten Muslim Women for Islamic Swimwear

Morocco Cleric Blasts 'Nudity' Among Immodestly Dressed Women

Germany Moves to Ban Burqas

Muslim Woman Removed From Donald Trump Rally 'For Handing Out Pens'

Pakistan CII Declares KP Assembly Proposed Women Protection Bill Un-Islamic

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


France’s ‘Burkini’ Bans Are about More than Religion or Clothing
Amanda Taub

There is something inherently head-spinning about the so-called Burkini bans that are popping up in coastal France. The obviousness of the contradiction — imposing rules on what women can wear on the grounds that it’s wrong for women to have to obey rules about what women can wear — makes it clear that there must be something deeper going on....


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