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Islam, Women and Feminism

'No Woman Should Have To Cover Her Head For Fear Of Offending Religious Values'

Chief Justice of Pakistan Takes Notice of Woman Trafficking Case in Rawalpindi

Empowering Women through Community-Driven Development in Pakistan

‘Lipstick under My Burkha’ Release Blocked By Censors in Pakistan

Beware! This Kind of Henna Is Harmful For UAE Residents

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Turkey Lifts Military Ban On Islamic Headscarf

Australian Muslim Leader Says Violence against Women a ‘Last Resort’ For Men

Bollywood Superstar's Mum Donates Dh55, 000 for Overweight Egyptian Woman, Eman

Can These Jewish And Muslim Women Cook Their Way To Understanding?

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Is Islam The Most Feminist Religion?
Bina Shah

I don’t like to make assertions that Islam is a feminist religion. I like to think of it as something even bigger than feminism: a system through which we humans achieve our full potential on earth as well as cultivating our relationship with our Creator. This is a struggle that applies to both men and women. How we run our affairs on earth can be influenced very positively by feminism. ..

Triple Talaq: India's Battle against Three Words That Grant Instant Divorce

Bavaria Pushes Ahead With Burqa Ban as Elections Loom

Syrian Girl Rescued From Under the Ashes

70% Callers to Helpline for Muslim Women Are Men Seeking Info on Triple Talaq

Manipur's First Muslim Woman Candidate to Work for Upliftment of Muslim Women

Dubai Woman Abused Her Parents As She Wanted To Be Independent

Meet Three Determined Dubai Women Who Run Their House

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Founder of World Hijab Day Shares What Wearing the Hijab Really Means For Women

Women Named To Head Saudi Bourse, Major Bank

Eastern Libyan Ban on Women’s Travel without Male Guardian Mocked

Muslim Women Offer Sweet Alternative as Way of Getting To Know Neighbours

Palestinian Women Workers Abused In West Bank Colonies

Hina Shahnawaz's Murder Shows Pakistani Men Won’t Let Women Break Free Of Social Norms

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Hijabs and Modest Style Made a Powerful Statement at New York Fashion Week

‘Leave the Muslim Woman Alone’

Pak Female Journalists Demand Resolution of Their Problems

95% Muslim Women Unaware Of Personal Law Board: Study

Syrian Men Urged To Take Up Second Wife

ISIS Rapes and Tortures Sunni Arab Women Too: Human Rights Watch

Against All Odds: Pakistan-Born Woman a Leading Engineer At NASA

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The First Ever Muslim-Friendly ‘Modest’ Fashion Show Is Taking Place in London

Saudi Women Gaining A Foothold In Filmmaking

Muslim Public Schoolboys ‘Excused’ From Shaking Hands with Women

Bowing to pressure: Iran grants women spectators access to sporting event

These Trans Arab Women Challenge Social Norms In A Big Way

Citizenship Laws Unfair To Saudi Women – ‘Equal Opportunities’

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Dial-a-Fatwa: This Female Hotline Answers Women's Questions about Islam

Using the Words of Islam, an Iraqi Princess Fights for Women in Science

Jewish and Muslim Women Hold Prayer Vigil Together in Martinsville

Congress Nikita Nikam Dons Hijab during BMC Election Campaigning

Woman Arrested for Hate Crime after Vandalizing Islamic Centre with Bacon

How a Hijab-Friendly Brooklyn Salon Became A Space For Women's Empowerment

Muslim Women Share Smiles, Sweets on Family Day

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

On The Road with Bangladesh's Female Rickshaw Wallah

Pakistani Girl Undergoes Liver Transplant Surgery in India

NIA Arrests Woman for Supplying Fake Indian Currency

Air Raid Kills 9 Women, Child at Yemen Funeral

Egypt to Appoint Its First Woman Governor

Women’s Rights Decreased In Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America, Writes Susie O’Brien

See If Triple Talaq Impinges Muslim Women's Rights, Centre Tells SC

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Rap Superstar Kanye West Presents Hijab-Wearing Model on Catwalk

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Model Halima Aden Just Scored a Major Contract with IMG

JUI-F, JI Oppose Mandatory 10pc Women Voting

Saudi Seeking A Third Wife Publicly Shamed For Forgery

Pakistan Doesn't Care Violence against Women Is Spiralling Out Of Control

Fatima Jinnah Women University Holds Dialogue on Role of Women in National Development

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Sold Into Marriage: How Rohingya Girls Become Child Brides in Malaysia

Free Hairdos to Boost Confidence of Displaced Iraqi Women

At NY Fashion Week, Hijabs Top Looks Fit For Royalty

Muslim Convert Girl, 16, ‘Plotted To Blow up Tourists Around The Eiffel Tower After Meeting Fanatic Fiancé And Pledging Her Loyalty To ISIS Online’

Nigar Johar Becomes the Third Female Major General in Pakistan’s History

Abandoned Wife, Baby Live Off Charity for Three Years in Dubai

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Torture and Sexual Violence in Afghanistan
Musa Khan Jalalzai

Women, who had previously attempted to commit suicide to escape rape and violence, girls living with irksome memories of sexual violence and torture, and young children, who never mention their stories of sexual humiliation at the hands of warlords, war criminals, police and army commanders, still live in a frightening environment. Due to the three-decades-long war, poverty, illiteracy, and unemployment on top of the consecutive migration crisis, Afghanistan continues to remain the worst place for girls and young children....

 

Muslim Women Shouldn't Use Emoticons, Says Malaysian Association

Shia Women sans Mehram May Proceed For Haj, Pak Court Told

Tehmina Janjua Becomes First Woman to Be Appointed Pakistan's Foreign Secretary

Saudi Arabia Dar Al-Hekma Girls Excel in Entrepreneurship Workshop

Sharjah Court Orders Death Sentence to Pakistani for Killing Wife

Network Aims to Increase Number of Saudi Working Women By 2030

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Contrasting Data on Women in Turkey
Gila Benmayor

In data regarding violence against women, which was collected by the Gezici Research Company, 44.7 percent of women in Turkey are subjected to violence. Among those women who are subjected to violence, 67.8 percent fear their husbands will kill them.  When you review the rate of femicides, you can see that their fears are not unjustified....

 

Nigeria's Muslim Women Oppose Inheritance Bill

Muslim Women Shouldn’t Use Emoticons, Says the NMYA in Malaysia

Meet Roshni Misbah, the Fierce Hijabi Biker of Jamia Millia, Delhi

Women of Major Religions Challenge ‘Homogenous’ Way of Life

Saudi Social Media Users Break Silence on Violence against Women

Muzaffarnagar Riots: 7 Muslim Women Who Reported Their Gang Rape Are Struggling To Survive and Justice, Amnesty Reports

Kiwi Muslim Woman Overwhelmed With Support after Abuse on Waikato Roadside

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The Ten Female Muslim Scientists Paving the Way to a Better Future
Afrah Mansour

Today is the international day for women in science, so what finer chance to celebrate the contributions of Muslim scientists than today! Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) has said: “Seeking knowledge is a mandate for every Muslim (male and female).” These women have embodied this and shown the world what it means to be an active achiever and mover of the world in which we live. Here is a roundup of a few from different parts of the world....

 

Saudi Cleric Warns Men of Abusing Right of Divorce
Sheikh Salah Bin Muhammad Al-Budair

Widowed At 18, Teen Says ‘Marrying Into the Islamic State Brought Shame and Disgrace’

UK Store Brings Hijabs into Mainstream Fashion

KSA to Start Granting Female Gym Licenses This Month

Lindsay Lohan Getting Closer To Islam Conversion

Woman, 27, Charged Over Alleged Anti-Muslim Attack In Huntly After Video Goes Viral

Attack Not Surprising: Islamic Women's Council

Syrian Arab Women Battle IS, Social Stigma

Two women in niqab rob cabbie

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Iraq's 'Cycling Girls' Ride for Freedom

First Woman to Head Police Rescue Department in Oman

Meet The Muslim Woman Who’s Become the Face of Anti-Trump Resistance

UAE Market for Artificial Fertilisation for Women to Reach $27 Billion

Muslim Woman Denied Teaching Job for Wearing Hijab Wins Discrimination Case in Germany

Syrian Arab Women Battle IS, Social Stigma

54 Syrian Women, Freed From Militants Return Home in Latakia

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

This is very saddening because I am also a woman and I am also a proud Muslim woman who is striving to contribute her bit for the development of society! And a Big Big Thank You to few of those who have been supporting such women. Before I die…I wish to see a world with no discrimination because of sex, caste, colour or religion. So many hopes, I know!! Well… We shall overcome someday…..

 

Now The Die Is Cast, Disallow Hijab, Risk Jail, MURIC Warns

Writer Defames Emirati TV Women on Social Media

Threats Stalk Gang-Raped Muslim Women after India's Religious Riots

Results to Be Declared Null And Void in the Absence Of 10% Votes of Women: Pak Minister

Pakistani Woman Dies in Fake Exorcism after Being Brutally Tortured By ‘Healers’

Muzaffarnagar Gang-Rape: Amnesty Report Details Struggles of 7 Muslim Women Who Pressed Charges

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Obstacles and Women’s Ambitions
Tamadur Alyami

In the Holy Qur’an we read Allah criticizing the Prophet (pbuh), “Wilt thou then compel people until they become believers?” Then, on what basis of the Shariah rule they imprison women who remove their black gown (Abaya), which is just a cover? Is it reasonable to impose guardianship on all Saudi women without exemption, although globally it’s applied on minors?

 

Stop Calling Feminists ‘Islamophobic’ For Fighting For the Right of Muslim Women Not To Cover Themselves
Lise Ravary

However, many, myself included, opposed the Charter because it took peoples’ freedom to follow their religion and dress as they wish. My feminist Muslim acquaintances and colleagues reminded me that not all choose freely to cover their hair and dress modestly. It is often dictated by tradition and enforced by fathers, husbands, sons or brothers, or even by other women in their social circles. Sometimes subtly, sometimes with incredible violence....

 

Women and Jihad: The Motivation of Female Suicide Bombers
Greer Fay Cashman

Some of the women were aggressive, saying that Palestine would be part of the large Islamic state. Others expressed admiration for al-Qaida’s Osama bin Laden and Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah and said that they hoped that all Arabs would be like them. One woman said: “The base of the conflict between Jews and Palestinians is a religious struggle.” The faces of all the women, including the most highly educated, shone with a religious radiance that spoke of the depth of their indoctrination....

 

Islamic Conference Demeaned Muslim Women by ‘Blanking’ Faces

Summit in Saudi Arabia Discusses Steps to Promote Role of Women in Technology

Saudi Women to Enjoy Child Custody Right Even After Remarriage

Nigeria: Hijab Wearing - the Controversies, Fictions and Facts

How One Woman Used Fashion to Reclaim Her Muslim American Identity

Muslim Woman Faces Possible Jail after Refusing To Remove Veil, Stand For NSW Judge

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Women Use Social Media to Expose Harassment

Bangladesh Gets First Female Election Commissioner

Treating Women as Breeding Machines in Kelantan

Pakistan Seeks To Curb Child, Forced Marriages with Harsher Punishment

Indonesian Government to Enlist Clerics in Fight against Child Marriage

Appeal Court Upholds Use of Hijab in Lagos Public Schools

Girls at a Pakistan Higher Secondary School Forced To Do Sit-Ups as Punishment

Man Kicks Pregnant Muslim Woman in the Stomach in UK

Man Kills Mother of Two in Suspected Honour Killing In Shangla, Pakistan

Pakistan National Assembly Passes Bill to Protect Women’s Rights

Pakistan Electoral Reform Plans Aim to Boost Women's Participation in Politics

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 


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