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Islam, Women and Feminism

Muslim Girl Refuses to Shake German President’s Hand

Muslim Woman Attacked With Broken Bottle after Saying 'Happy Holidays' Instead Of 'Merry Christmas'

84% of Women Commuters Experience Sexual Harassment in Bangladesh

Majority of UAE Women Happy With Workplace Equality

Voices from the Diversity of Muslim Women in Canada

'Why Should I Be Ashamed?’ Muslim Woman Stands Up To Christmas Bully

Homeless Man Throws Coffee at Muslim Woman, Calls Her 'Terrorist' In Manhattan Dunkin’ Donuts

Younger Indian women too at risk of heart attacks

Saudi-Based Woman's Post on Arranged Marriage Goes Viral

Saudi Officials Say More Professions Should Be Open to Women -Newspapers

Meet Nigar Nazar: Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

No Entry for Mobiles, TV and Men in This Mumbra Madrasa for Girls

British Muslim Girls Are Taking up Fencing and its Badass

Indonesia's New Worry: Women Turning Suicide Bombers

Half of Sindh’s Women Desire No Excess Births, Says Report

Gunmen Kill Five Female Airport Workers in Afghanistan

Voices from the Diversity of Muslim Women in Canada

Only Few Yazidi Women Kidnapped By IS Freed - Iraqi MP

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Triple Talaq Denies Equality of Law to Muslim Women in India: Kerala High Court

Muslim Woman Dragged On Ground by Her Hijab in London

Umno MP Elected To Lead Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians

Norway Helps Female Victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria

Nestlé, Descon Help Women to Develop Industrial Skills

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Empowered Muslim Women: Islam Is Her Strength
Moin Qazi

Western thinkers and practitioners must reconsider their assumptions about the role of Islam in women’s rights and approach this topic with a more nuanced lens. They must understand the necessity of recognising and consciously accepting the broad cultural differences between western and non-western conceptions of autonomy as well as respecting social standards that reflect non-western values....


How Terrorist Groups Use Women as Suicide Bombers
Sinem Cengiz

Why are they preferred as suicide bombers to men? Firstly, women can hide bombs and explosives better under traditional clothing such as the Burqa or Abaya, or pretend to be pregnant in order to avoid security detection. Secondly, it is believed by terrorist groups that attacks perpetrated by women attract greater media attention than male-perpetrated missions due to their dramatic effect....


The 'Football Is Not For Women' Stereotype Follows Me Everywhere, Says Pakistani Footballer

Incoming UN Chief Appoints Nigeria’s Amina as Deputy

Shocking Video: Muslim Immigrants Ban Women from Entire Neighbourhoods in France

Syrian Girls Flee War Only To Become Mothers in Jordan Camp

Jawi Urges Cheaper Dowries, Wedding Gifts to Stem Rising ‘Immorality’

Woman Who Wrote ‘Babi’ On Traffic Summons Fined RM100

Muslim Woman 'Made Up NY Subway Hate Attack' By Trump Fans

A Study in Education: How Muslim Women Are Getting Into the Classroom

These American Muslim Women Are Refusing To Remove Their Hijabs, Despite the Rise of Attacks

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Uniform Civil Code Vs Triple Talaq
A G Noorani

Before Partition, Muslims were offered solemn pledges of respect for their personal law; by Gandhi on October 28, 1931, the Congress in October 1937 and by Nehru on April 6, 1937. Gandhi offered “protection by specific provisions” in the Constitution. Instead, Article 44 of the Constitution was enacted. “The state shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India.”...

Muslim Women Respond to Attack at Forest Hill, London, by Handing Out Roses

Drug Test Mandatory for Marriages in Saudi Arabia

Skirt-Wearing Israeli Parliament Aides Protest Dress Code

Women Shunned In Some Muslim Neighbourhoods in France – Report

Trends in Census Data: More Muslim Women Not Marrying, Not Having Kids

Higher LinkedIn Usage By Women In The Arab World

Gender Gap In Social Media Usage Wide In Arab World

How Technology Is Empowering Muslim Women

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi appointed as President Ghani’s senior adviser to UN

UAE off to Winning Start in Women’s Tournament

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Sindh Criminal Law against Forced Conversion and Marriage is Consistent With the Qur’anic Message – Any Muslim Quarter Opposing It Is Liable To Persecution for Abetting Criminal Customs
Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam

It supplements the conclusion of the exercise with a commentary on how forced conversion of a non-Muslims woman into Islam followed by her forced marriage violates the Qur’anic rights of a Muslim woman to chose her own mate and the Qur’anic spirit of showing love and mercy in conjugal relationship. Thus, forcing a non-Muslim woman into marriage after forcefully converting her is antithetical to the Qur’anic message – a mockery of the Qur’an, a grave sin and a an abhorrent and violent offence that goes against the spirit of tolerance, peace and respect for all religions and persons, irrespective of their religion as espoused by the Qur’an....    

Minnesota Muslim Women Turn to Self-Defense Courses after Hate Crimes Rise

Enthralling Music: US Artist Emphasises Women Empowerment

Turkish Authorities Detain Two Female Pro-Kurdish Lawmakers

Chelsea Handler Slams White Female Trump Voters in Essay

Tourism Sector to Employ 1.7m Saudi Youth By 2020

Senate Panel Rejects PTI’s Women Representation Bill

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Saudi Police Arrest Woman for Posting Photo without Veil on Twitter

Saudi Police Detain Young Woman for Removing Abaya

Western Modernity ‘Not Best’ For Muslim Women: Azhar Head

Muslim Women Offered Self-Defense Class in Maryland amid Spike in Anti-Islamic Attacks

The Merkel Burqa Ban: Criminalizing Islam in Germany

Pakistani Wife of Indian Muslim Denied Entry in Kutch

'All Children' In Syria's Aleppo Suffering Trauma: UNICEF

Women’s Game Is Not Overtaking Men’s In Popularity: Jorgensen

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


A Muslim Woman’s Biggest Fear Is the Reckless Use of Triple Talaq
Syeda Hameed

These women were also worried that their husbands would remarry without leaving them with Mehr or maintenance. The fact that the Quran lays down very strict conditions both for Talaq and remarriage is indication that the woman's rights must be protected. It was also a pointer in the direction of incremental empowerment of women until their status became equal to that of men....

Afghan Actress Wins Marrakech International Film Festival Award

Tripura Governor Bats for Human Rights for Muslim Women

Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament Kicks Off In Abu Dhabi

Anti-Child Marriage Law to Protect Girls: Bangladesh Minister

Girls ‘Aged 7’ Stage Suicide Attack in Nigeria 

Indonesia Police Say Arrest of Woman in Bomb Plot Points to New Militant Tactic

This Female Muslim Politician Is Risking Her Freedom to Fight Malaysia’s Corruption

Free Training Courses to Empower Saudi Women

African American Muslim Women Share Stories at Book Reading

As A Muslim Woman, I Support Angela Merkel’s Ban on Niqabs in Germany

Shaikha Lubna, Dr Raja Easa amongst World's Most Powerful Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Iranian Women Sent To Prison For Not Wearing Headscarves On Instagram

Iranian Women Sent To Prison for Not Wearing Headscarves on Instagram

Text Messages to Local Cops: How These Indian Muslim Women Were Divorced

29-Year-Old Becomes First Pak Woman to Join Bomb Disposal Unit

To Defeat Boko Haram, Nigeria Must Get Women on Board

Aisha Buhari Tasks Nigerians on IDPs, Breast Cancer

Shaikha Lubna, Dr Raja Easa amongst World's Most Powerful Women

50 Women Parliament Speakers To Attend Abu Dhabi Summit

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Pitted against this view is the idea – reflected in media discourse – that the courts are the only forums where such women can and should obtain justice. This interpretation follows and reinforces the much stronger assumption that Indian Muslim communities, led by the Ulema, dogmatically oppose gender equality and that no change is possible from within. This assumption is fundamentally wrong....


Lebanon ‘Closer To Repealing’ Controversial Rape Law

Egyptian Women Resist Harassment with Short Dresses

Iran Just Sentenced Twelve People To Jail Because Of Their 'Un-Islamic' Instagram Photos

As a Muslim Woman, I Support Angela Merkel’s Ban on Niqabs in Germany

100 Women 2016: The Arab Women Told 'Girls Don't Do Maths'

Global Women Organizations Discuss Women Empowerment in Arab States

Tigris Lioness: Iraqi Militiawoman Fights for Revenge against Islamic State

Haseena Faras Became the First Muslim Woman Mayor of Kolhapur

Mumbai Teacher Resigns after Harassment over Hijab, School Refutes Allegations

Algeria praised for its inclusion of women in politics

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim Women in Hijab Break Barriers: ‘Take the Good with the Bad’
Katie Rogers

The reasons a woman chooses to wear a Hijab can be highly personal, with some seeing modesty as its own form of empowerment. “We live in a strange society where walking around half naked is acceptable but being modest and covering up is frowned upon,” a Canada-based reader named Safiya told The Times in 2015....


Muslim Girl Not Allowed To Skip Swimming Class in Germany

Saudi Arabia: Land of Female-Led Social Entrepreneurship?

Facing War and Hunger, Momentum for Women’s Rights Slows in Yemen

Number of Potential Female Jihadists in Austria Higher Than Expected

Muslim Fashion Steps into the Spotlight In U.S

Islamic Studies Scholar Addresses Myths and Mores behind the Veil

Isis Survivor Says UK Could Save Lives of Yazidi Women by Admitting Refugees

Rebellion and Religion Have Guided Millions of Cairene Women to the Hijab

Global Women Organizations Discuss Women Empowerment in Arab States

Arab Father to Lehava: Save My Daughter from Her Jewish Suitor

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Triple Talaq: Willing To Pick Up Burning Coals
Feroze Mithiborwala

There were divides even within the orthodox, conservative groups in Islam. This is because people realised that triple Talaq is simply atrocious. Brothers and fathers have seen their sisters and daughters suffer because of triple Talaq. Men come with their daughters, who have been victims of triple Talaq to lawyers, they have felt the pain and seen the sadness, the injustice, that triple Talaq brings about....

Triple Talaq Unconstitutional, Violates Muslim Women's Rights: Allahabad HC

Cab-Hailing Company Careem Launches Women Drivers in Conservative Pakistan

Husbands, Suitors Spurn Middle Eastern Women Disfigured By War

Two Muslim Women Create Eco-Friendly Building Bricks from Gaza’s War Remains

I Spoke Up To Make Pakistani Women Strong and To Defend My Husband, Says Faryal Makhdoom

Egyptian Women's Rights Advocate Azza Detained

Woman in Eastern Aleppo Dies in Wheelchair As Husband Looks For Doctor

Washington Cab Driver Threatens First Somali-US Lawmaker Ilhan Omar, Calls Her 'Isis'

Facing the Age of Trump Together: Jewish and Muslim Women Build 'Sisterhood'

More than 420 abused women get protection in Dubai

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Emirati WOMEN Take to the Streets to Create Works of Art

Germany May Join Countries That Restrict Muslim Women’s Dress

Two Muslim Women in New York Subject To Hate Crimes in 36 Hours

Egyptian Woman Weighing 500 Kg Gets Visa After Indian External Affairs Minister Intervention

Defusing Bombs, Defying Stereotypes: KP Woman to Become First Female BDU Member

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Data Reveals Women Repression Cases Are Barely Investigated

Perlis to Make It Easier To Register Muslim Marriages in Malaysia, Done Abroad

CNN Reporter: U.S. Women Should Wear Headscarves in Solidarity With Muslim Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Hijab-Clad Muslim Cop Called ‘ISIS’, Harassed In US

US Embassy in Pakistan Hosts Discussion on Violence against Women

Inside A Self-Defense Class for Muslim Women in NYC

Edmonton Police Investigate After Man Ties Noose, Threatens Two Muslim Women

Pakistan Prepares for Its First-Ever Women’s Kabaddi Championship

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Campaign in Riyadh Urges Women to Report Domestic Violence

US: White Man Allegedly Harasses Hijab-Clad ‘Hero’ Muslim Cop, Calls Her ‘ISIS’

Hijab-Wearing Student Assaulted On NY Subway Train

Most Muslim Women against Triple Talaq, Feel Activists

Female ISIS Member Carries Out Attack in Sirte

PTI Tasks MNA Sajida Zulfiqar to Alleviate Reservations of KP's Women Wing

Zimbabwe: Zim Makes Strides on Women in the Workplace

Young achievers change perceptions at TEDx Dubai event

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Sultan Shahin, Founding Editor, New Age Islam while speaking in UN Human Rights Council, Geneva on behalf of Asian-Eurasian Human Rights Forum on Agenda Item 9, General Debate, 26 September, 2016 expressed that “in my own country, India, Muslim husbands can utter the word Talaq, meaning divorce, thrice in a row, and legally throw their wives out of their homes in less than a minute”. He also said that “While these are gross violations of human rights, they also amount to denigrating the religion of Islam....

Women Driving: Female Member Makes Emotional Appeal in Shoura

Amr Diab Responds To Concert Ban on Egyptian Veiled Women

Muslim Teen Girls Wins Lego Robotics Competition

Saudi Academic: End Gender Segregation in Islam

After “Historic Victory”, Trupti Desai to Enter Haji Ali Dargah Today

Who Are the Women Named in Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council?

Saudi Ban on Women Drivers Still Rankles

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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