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Islam, Women and Feminism

Muslim Women Blend Yoga with Quranic Recitation in Vadodara

The Online Abuse Hurled At Malaysia's Muslim Women

Beyond Borders: Expat Women Celebrate India, Pakistan Ties

Why Is Feminism So Quiet About Muslim Women Who Refuse To Wear The Hijab?

Women Suicide Bombers Kill 27 in North-East Nigeria

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


India’s Pioneering Women Qazis Ask Muslim Men: Have You Read the Quran?
Adrija Bose

The job of a Qazi has been an exclusive male preserve till recently in India, as it is in most parts of the world. In recent years, activists and organisations within the Muslim world have pushed for the inclusion of women as Qazis, and pushing against patriarchy and orthodoxy, more women have taken to the vocation in recent years.....

The Woman Question in the Subcontinent
Nyla Ali Khan

Nationalist discourse creates the dichotomy of the inner/ outer in order to make the sanctity of the inviolable inner domain look traditional. Nationalist writers assert that as long as the inner or spiritual distinctiveness of the culture is retained, a postcolonial nation can make the required adjustments to cope with a modern material world without losing its essential identity. The result, however, is not the orderly process of modernisation but rather the continued immiseration of women.....


Kerala’s Muslim Women Turn to Mosque Administration

Girl Substantiates Willing Conversion to Islam by Reciting Kalma in Pakistan Court

Remedy for Triple Talaq Lies with the Constitution

Aafia Goes Without Mention on Humanitarian Day

Montreal Opposes Law That Forces Muslim Women to Remove Burqas

Islamic Girls’ School Has a Lesson for All

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State Orders Muslim Women to Tie Head Scarves in 'Tajik' Way

Islamabad High Court Orders Protection of Girl Who Embraced Islam

Women’s Manifesto for Political Parties Launched

Kabul Garrison Opposes With Aryana Sayeed Concert over Security Threats

A View From The 1950’s Into Sudan’s Leading Women’s Activist

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Want To Live As Muslim, Kerala Woman Tells Activist

More Than Religion, Society Needs Humanism: Muslim Woman Who Married Paralysed Dalit under Fire from Kin, Community

Women Slowly Break Barriers in Bangladesh

Afghan Female Singer's Video Draws Threats and Praise

Meet the Female Soldiers in Syria and Iraq Fighting For Gender Equality As Much As Freedom

Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women among Most at Risk In Yemen's Cholera Outbreak

Iran: Tehran’s Friday prayer leader stresses confronting women in cars

Iran: Arrest of 64 Girls and Boys by the IRGC in Isfahan

Iran: 25% of Imprisoned Women Are Detained On Drug-Related Charges

Iran: Scholars oppose plan to raise women’s age of marriage

Iran: Qazvin's Prosecutor Threatens Women over Mandatory Veil

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


For a Yazidi Woman, Justice for ISIS Crimes Is Still Elusive
Somini Sengupta

If the most powerful countries in the world cannot hold accountable those who are accused of enslaving women for sex, beheading their perceived enemies, turning children into suicide bombers and carrying out what an international panel believes could be an act of genocide against the Yazidi people, what is the very notion of international justice good for?....


At Islamic Seminary That 'Converted' Akhila to Hadiya, Love Jihad Has no Takers

After Jordan, Lebanon Repeals ‘Marry the Rapist’ Law

Substantive Female Representation in Civil Service Pakistan

Hyderabad: 16-Year-Old ‘Made’ To Wed 65-Year-Old Omani Sheikh

Pauline Hanson Turns Up To Parliament in Full Burqa

Saudi Women-Based Company Fixes 18,000 Mobile Phone Sets

Fostering Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

American Drone Warrior Saved Woman from ISIS

ISIS Appoints Brit Female Doctor as Head of Iraq Health Department

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Surayya Badruddin Tayyabji: The Woman behind Indian National Flag
Surayya Badruddin Tayyabji

Surayya is the reason that saffron, white and green colours fill us with patriotic admiration. As the historian wrote ‘ … Originally the tricolour was to have contained the spinning wheel symbol ( charkha) used by Gandhi for his party symbol ….after much persuasion Gandhi agreed to the wheel because Emperor Ashoka was venerated by Hindu and Muslim alike ..’ . The credit goes to this great Muslim woman of Hyderabad. It is high time we appreciate her effort in designing our flag....

In A First, Yari Road, Mumbai, Mosque Opens Door to Women Ulema

Saudi Arabia Approves Four Decisions in 10 Days to ‘Boost Women’s Rights’

Al-Azhar Rejects Tunisia’s Call for Gender Equality in Inheritance

Saudi Female Surgeon Named Goodwill Ambassador for Orthopaedics Society

3 Female Suicide Bombers Kill 28 In Nigeria

Picador Pre-Empts Essay Collection by Muslim Women

UAE to celebrate 'Emirati Women's Day'

The Female Face of Islamic Law in Malaysia

PM Modi Pledges Support to Women Fighting Triple Talaq

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Pakistan Is On the Verge of Becoming an Ideal State for Men
Ayesha Gulalai

Pakistanis could have made history this time by being on the side of a victim — one of the thousands — who chose against staying silent and suppressing her identity, her pain, and trauma she felt. But this time, yet again, a rule resonated in society that a man can never be so wrong in dealing with a woman who has a devil inside her heart always and because of whose sins humans were thrown out of heaven.....

Hijab-Clad Toon in Road Safety Books Removed Over Accusations of ‘Sexualisation’

Hijab-Clad Toon in Road Safety Books Removed Over Accusations Of ‘Sexualisation’

Michigan Woman Accuses Pastor Of Sexual Assault During In-Home ‘Anointing’ Visit: Reports

Breaking the Code: How Women In Nigeria Are Changing The Face Of Tech

Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe to Appear in Court in South Africa over Alleged Hotel Assault

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Europe: Burkini War Continues
Soeren Kern

Those in favour of the Burkini argue that women should be allowed to wear whatever they choose. Critics of the garment say it is an Islamic religious and political symbol which impedes integration and is incompatible with the liberal principles of secularism and gender equality. In recent months, the debate has added another dimension: public health and hygiene.....


Child Marriage Is a Major Global Issue, Not Just an Arab Problem

Female Saudi Fitness Coach Reveals Secret to Her Success

AUB a Partner in International Conference on Arab Women in Computing

Women Leaders Are Qatar's Pride

Female Palestinian Attacker Tries To Stab Ultra-Orthodox Man but Misses

Moroccan Video Sparks Debate on Sexual Harassment

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Turkey’s Attacks on Women Wearing Shorts

Mangaluru Facebook Page Targets Muslim Girls for Tying Rakhis

Worrying Signs: 4m Saudi Women Have Passed Age of Marriage

First Saudi Female Head Chef in Riyadh Hotel

Iran: Female Islamic Guidance Patrol Set Up To Crack Down On Women in Qom

Muslim Woman Creates ‘Hijab-Grabber’ Defence Move

Moroccan Video Sparks Debate on Sexual Harassment

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Saudi Arabian Airlines Refuses To Fly Passengers Who Show Arms or Legs

Muslim Woman Wears Grandma’s White Cotton Sari to Her Wedding; Questions Society’s ‘Image of a Bride’ On Facebook

Triple Talaq: Muslim Women Trust Supreme Court, Says NGO

Tribute to Pakistan’s Mother Teresa

Malaysian Woman Withdraws Molest Report against Well-Connected Preacher

2 Filipinas, Indian Woman Rescued From 'Detention' In Abu Dhabi

Muslim Woman Awarded $85,000 After Her Hijab Was Forcibly Removed By Long Beach Police Officer

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Indonesian Woman Claiming To Be 26th Islamic Prophet Admitted To Mental Hospital in Makassar

Pakistan's First Female Police Chief Breaking Cultural Taboos

Islamic State Whip, Bite 4 Women In Kirkuk For Using Cell Phones

Meet Voice of Baceprot, the All-Girl Metal Band Making Waves in Indonesia

Gunmen Kill Two Afghan Women Contractors at Air Base near Kabul

Nigeria: Harnessing the Potential of Women in Northern Nigeria

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Internalised Misogyny Is Doing the Work Of Making Women Turn On Each Other
Bina Shah

These two women should have worked together, in tandem with other women from all parties, to attempt to seek redress against the miserable way they claim they’ve been treated by powerful men. Instead, both women have fallen prey to the machinations of the political parties. They’ve allowed themselves to be used as pawns in a greater game of defamation and hobbling of the respective men they’re accusing, and their political parties....


Female Lawmakers Drawn into Pakistan’s Dirty Political Games

Wife of Taliban Leader: Child Marriage Prevents ‘Moral Destruction’

'We Hate The Headscarf': Can Women Find Freedom In Tehran's Female-Only Parks?

Love Marriage Woman Killed Outside Lahore High Court Multan Bench

Sisterhood of Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women Flourishing

JI Demands Death Penalty for ‘Honour’ Killing

Pakistan Woman, Husband Shot Dead In Honour Killing

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Wanted: Female Taliban
Rafia Zakaria

Women, so summarily neglected by the Taliban other than being whipped and stoned and forced into Burqas and out of markets, are of these previously untapped constituencies that the TTP has turned to. A new magazine published by the group is titled Sunnat-i-Khaula and aims to try and recruit from among millions of Pakistani women....


Afghanistan’s First All-Female TV Station

Raksha Bandhan 2017: Baloch Women Find Brothers, Warmth, Tie Rakhi to Indians

Women as ‘Collateral’ In Jirga Justice

Modi Govt.’S Rs 51k Wedding Bounty for Graduate Muslim Women

In Many Ways, Muslim Men and Women See Life in America Differently

Child Marriages among Syrian Refugees Rampant In Jordan amid Poverty, Uncertainty

Women’s Rights at Centre of Pakistan Political Storm

South Africa: Popular Resort Removes 'Overlooked' Hijab Restriction after 25 Years

Food Discrimination against Women in Afghanistan

Australia’s Aid Investments in Pakistan Ensure Women’s Benefit: HC

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women Throng Jammu and Kashmir Security Camps To Tie Rakhi on Jawans' Wrists

Man Decapitates Wife for Not Quitting Job in Lahore

Sports Courses for Women at Muqrin University

This Pakistani Woman Has Been Tying 'Rakhi' On PM Modi for Over 20 Years

ISIS Arrests Woman Over Illicit Sexual Charges in North of Afghanistan

Minister: Girl married to her rapist is living with parents

40 Muslim Women Victims of Triple Talaq and Domestic Violence Send Rakhis to Yogi Adityanath

Muslim Miss Universe Contestant Muna Jama Makes History Wearing Kaftan in Swimsuit Round

Rohani: Number of Women In Public Sector Doubled In Past Decade

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How ISIS Attracts Women from Europe with False Offer of 'Empowerment'

Pakistani Taliban’s Magazine Gives Weapons Training to Women

Women as ‘Collateral’ In Pakistan Village Justice

Arab Sensation Balqees Delights Fans at Mall of the Emirates Concert

UN Women meets with Women Leaders and Civil Society Organizations in Baghdad

Islamic State: Indonesian Maids in Hong Kong Backing Terrorists, Investigation Finds

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This Kashmiri Girl Kicks Off Football with Stone Pelters

Saudi Female Artist Dreams Of Becoming The Arab Madame Tussauds

Women’s Enrolment Rate in Technology Studies in Arab Countries Higher than in US

Muslim Woman Fined $575 for 'Tainting' Swimming Pool with Burkini – Report

SC To Study Facts before Summoning Kerala Woman Who Converted To Islam

UP’s Muslim Women Send Rakhis to Modi, Yogi for Their Efforts on Triple Talaq

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Turkish Women Object to New Draft Law on Marriage
Ayse Arman

The first crack to break the vase was the Supreme Court’s decision “cancelling the civil marriage restriction before conducting a religious marriage,” in 2015. That is to say a man and woman could have a religious marriage—and the age of the woman is not given any importance—she can be the age of a child....


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  • Dear Sultan Shahin Sahib, Well said. ‘Barelvi’ Sufi Sunni Muslims do not allow their followers to sit in company of Wahhabis and Deobandis and neither ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Excellent article! Harsh Mander, the pro-Muslim humdard, and Ramchandra Guha, the secularist....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Quite a poignant discourse! From education to social milieu, contextual rather than other matters...
    ( By Meera )
  • Heart and soul is resting in body,what to do? Ummat?'
    ( By Ramsi Nh Thakur )
  • Anybody who does not believe in Islam will burn in hell fire. This is the core message of Islam. All great people of the world ...
    ( By Prince Koul )
  • محترم عزیز غلام رسول دہلوی صاحب حفظک اللہ آپ کا کام قابل ستائش ہے۔مجھے خبر ملی ہے کہ اسی مضمون کے اوپر آپ کو دھمکیاں ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • محترم غلام رسول دہلوی صاحب، پوری دنیا بھر میں اکثر لوگوں کو پتہ ہی نہیں کہ وہابی عقائد کے متبعین آخر کیوں صوفی سنی مسلمانوں ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • محترم غلام رسول دہلوی صاحب، پوری دنیا بھر میں اکثر لوگوں کو پتہ ہی نہیں کہ وہابی عقائد کے متبعین آخر کیوں صوفی سنی مسلمانوں ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • A thoughtful article on the intrusive roles of Turkish government bureaucracies....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It is your view. But that doesn't mean it is true. You are consoling yourself. Get out of comfort zone. It is not middle age ...
    ( By Bilhan Kaul )
  • Your religious book is written by people but in Muslim. Quran is Almighty words send through Angle and words copied on pages and made in ...
    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • @Khan But who has written godly books. People. So it is not fault of people but religion. Your kind of lozic is simple. Which you ...
    ( By Bilhan Kaul )
  • What is true Islam I explained. Not depend on practice. In religious book written theft,lies etc are prohibited and crime ....
    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • Are you preaching Khan sahib. That Islam has no place for this or that. Your imagination is out of tune with reality. Wishes are not ...
    ( By Bilhan Kaul )
  • Echo the views of Jayaram, who has well nailed the ghettoistic mindset of radicalised Muslims who abhor everything progressive in ....
    ( By Akhtar Imam )
  • @Jayaram Shriyan give more respect to lakhs of women abandoned by majority community without divorce. give respect and rehabilitate ....
    ( By Iqbal Husain )
  • @ Jayaram Shriyan u read Quran and Hadith ie Prophet saying.Muslims women have full liberty and more power compare to Men.Thats why ....
    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • My Muslim brethren, all that you have to do is give more freedom of choice to your mothers and sisters within the ....
    ( By Jayaram Shriyan )
  • Islam has no place for sectarianism or insurgency. It should, infact, be responsibility of the religious leaders ....
    ( By Abu Basim Khan )
  • Very informative. God bless you'
    ( By Syed Ali Shahid Rizvi )
  • Kraipak Author knows "0" about what sufism actually is. Sufi is a big ....
    ( By Mehraj Ul Haq )
  • No one can dare to cleanse the theology of Islam.'
    ( By Behare Lal Dhar )
  • Egoist party'
    ( By Rama Prakash Mishra )
  • U P OJHA My comment isn't related to you, but the Muslims only.'
    ( By Mas'ud Al-Hyderi )
  • @Mas'ud Al-Hyderi If islam quits the philosophy of cutting throats of other religions, world become Islamic.....
    ( By U.p. Ojha )
  • رسول اللہ ﷺ نے فرمایا، ’’اپنی امت کیلئے واحد چیز جس کا مجھے خوف ہے وہ گمراہ رہنما ہیں (جو لوگوں کو گمراہی کی طرف ...
    ( By Mas'ud Al-Hyderi )
  • How to go with terrorism in the name of Islam? This is all political fabricated n the results of our weaknesses n lack of unity ...
    ( By Nizam Elahi )
  • You need to listen to scholars like sheikh Muhammad Al yaqoubi, Sheik yahya Al Ninouvi, and Sheikh Hamza Yousuf.... Nothing more to say....
    ( By Saddam Patel )
  • Only radical thought needs Sufi ( moderate) . Moderate d open thought needs no Sufism .'
    ( By Arun Sharma )
  • The sufi word, actually means the inner felling of soul, and follow only the right path of prophet S. A. W, and adopting the methods ...
    ( By Muzamil Gul )
  • Kuldeep Madaan ji, One thing you have said well but if you don’t use the right method while understanding the Quran, Sunnah or sira—the terms ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • nothing to do with islam folks. nothing to see here. keep that line moving.'
    ( By hats off! )
  • The link of Tahirul Qadri’s speech on wahdatul wujud and wahdatush shuhud....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Dear Sultan Shahin sahib, Since you have quoted Dr. Tahirul Qadri in your article, please listen to his speech on the idea of Wahdatul wujud ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Prof. Naim is right about what the facts are. One must also juxtapose...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • It does not take much scholarship to see that the article is written with a particular objective in mind. The data is provided....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Of course women should make their own decisions regarding what....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Guha is right. The difference between Guha and Mander is that the former is secular and the latter is pro-Muslim. We ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • I am completely in tune with Mr. Ghulam Mohiyuddin that no religion should claim superiority. All the religions...
    ( By P.S. Bhandari )
  • Science is progressing at a tremendous speed.It does not have a prophet.Anyone can propose anything with...
    ( By dr.A.Anburaj )