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Islam, Women and Feminism

Women’s Organisations Write to Indian Union Law Minister against Muslim Women’s Bill

Triple Talaq Bill Is a Big 'Dhoka' Against Muslim Men and Women: AIMPLB

Saudi University’s Tourism Faculty Opens Its Doors to Female Students

Saudi Arabia Feminist Activist Detained as Country Claims It Is Increasing Women’s Rights

Pakistan Blasphemy Case: Aasia Bibi's Family Appeals for Early Hearing of Case

Experts Say Women More Vulnerable To Climate Change Impact

Iran: Women Stage Protests in Rasht and Tehran

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Still a Long Way to Go For Voting Rights for Women
Rebecca Wright

Multiple international initiatives, including the United Nations programme on women's political participation, focus on removing barriers so women can vote. Such barriers are complex and multi-dimensional but include illiteracy (nearly two-thirds of the world's illiterate adults are women) and childcare responsibilities which prevent women from leaving the home. Much more needs to be done before every woman can have a meaningful say about the way their nation is run....

 

Iran's Hijab Protests Cap Years of Evolution

Women Speak Out On Sexual Harassment during Hajj

Three Hotel Associations Sign Undertaking Not To Impose Headscarf Ban Policy

Exhibition Blending Fashion and Sport A Winner with Saudi Women

A Tech-Savvy Generation of Muslim Women Driving Global Growth

Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Lebanon Wants More Women in Parliament

Pakistan’s Krishna Kumari Hopes to Complete Journey from Slavery to Senate

Iran: Woman, 65, Was Taken To Jail by Walker

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Schoolgirls Wearing A Hijab Is A Path To Extremism? Now That’s a Leap
Samira Shackle

The latest scandal is not at its heart about Muslims “indoctrinat[ing] impressionable minds”, as Spielman has it. It is about a confused culture that doesn’t know where “muscular liberalism” ends and bigotry begins....

Danish Government Proposes Ban on Full-Face Veils

Saudi Women Join the Workforce as Country Reforms

First Afghan Women Coders Create Game On Fight Against Drugs

Iranian Women Defiant Against Compulsory Hijab

Ending Violence against Women in Pakistan

Rohingya Women Find Peace in ‘Widows’ Camp’ Barred To Men

Lindsay Lohan Says Coming to KSA For All-Female Film

28 Women Killed, 25 Sexually Harassed In Turkey In January: NGO

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Why Iranian Women Are Protesting Now Against the Hijab
Ava Homa

Hijab became mandatory in Iran shortly after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seized power in the 1979 revolution. Although women were at the forefront of the protests that overthrew the monarchy in a failed attempt to bring democracy and freedom to Iran, one of the first laws of the new government was to disqualify female judges and force hijab upon women...

 

Shoura Council Asks Saudi Sports Authority to Support Women Sports

Why Is Malaysia Still Practising Female Genital Mutilation?

In Srinagar, a 16-Year-Old Girl Gives Voice to Players Who Can’t Speak, Hear

First Saudi Woman Joins 2 Motoring Federations

Sharjah Women Spikers Have It Easy Against Oman Club

Iran: Another Young Woman, Tehran U Student, Arrested

PPP Mammoth Rally Fails To Woo Female Workers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

I Didn’t Want To Wear My Hijab, and Don’t Believe Very Young Girls Should Wear Them Today
Iman Amrani

I frequently draw on things that I learned at Islamic school and it was also there that I learned that Muslim girls didn’t actually have to wear the hijab, at least not until puberty. I’ve written in defence of the hijab and the Burkini and stand by everything I have said. The policing of Muslim women’s clothes is used to attack minority communities already at risk of being alienated by the mainstream. ...

 

Girls of Jerusalem Ensemble Gets Palestinian Voices Heard
Amani Nasser al-Shurafa

Banat al-Quds, which means “Girls of Jerusalem,” is a Jerusalem-based ensemble of young Palestinian female singers and performers. The group was founded in 2014 and now consists of 25 girls, ages 14 to 20. They meet every week at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in East Jerusalem for rehearsals. The choir sings Palestinian national songs about the Palestinian cause....

 

Muslim Domestics from TN Working In Delhi Changing Their Muslim Names

Israel Postpones Trial of Female Palestinian Teenager, Ahed Tamimi

Car Show Opens, Boosted By Advent of Saudi Women Drivers

Filipino Muslim Women Lift Veil on Hijabs

Boxer’s Victory Aids Saudi Women Empowerment

Soccer Team Abayas A New Fashion Trend

Syrian Women at Risk of Losing New Economic Power to Tradition

Women Taxi Drivers in Oman Soon

Pakistan People's Party Gives Senate Ticket to Hindu Woman

Iran: Women Continue To Cycle despite Ban

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Do Away With Customs That Deny Women Their Rights, Says Taslima Nasrin
Taslima Nasrin

What UK School’s Hijab ‘Ban’ Can Teach Us

Imam Performs Ritual Causing Woman to 'Throw Up Evil Spirits'

In Wakefield, a Muslim Woman Makes History

Stadium in Dammam Opens Doors to Saudi Women for First Time

'Not Your Habibti': Meet the Young Palestinian Woman Bringing #MeToo Movement to the West Bank

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Iran Arrests 29 Women As Headscarf Protests Intensify

Travelling With Female Friends Becoming a Trend for Saudi Women

Afghan Woman Lashed For Unknown Reasons after Kangaroo Court Verdict

Female Students at Saudi University ‘Do Not Need Parental Consent When Exiting Campus’

Zuraida: Having More Women in Govt Could Prevent Indira Gandhi’s Plight

How to Deal With International Driving Licenses for Women in Saudi Arabia

UK-Based Imam Strikes Burqa-Clad Woman with Table during Muslim Exorcism

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Thus the continued practice of child marriage without any restriction passes on all five counts laid out by Al-Ghazali so as to constitute Mafsadah and these reforms are an essential step towards Maslahah by ensuring these threats are averted and these archetypal Islamic values secured. This is why one of the greatest Caliphs of all time, Umar, like Al-Ghazali, was such a staunch advocate of focusing on the spirit of the law rather than the letter itself. They were fully cognisant of the fact that while the Maqasid are timeless, the rules and practices that facilitate their attainment are not....

Hijabs Held Aloft As Iranian Women Protest Compulsory Cover-Up

Ghana Sisters Blending Style, Tradition for Muslim Women

Register Islamic Marriages under Civil Law, Sharia Review Says

World Hijab Day 2018: Women across the World Don Islamic Headscarf

Saudi Justice Ministry Launches Legal Issue Fairs for Women and Families

First-Ever Career Fair Paves the Way for Women In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Tehran Hijab Protest: Iranian Police Arrest 29 Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Australian Muslim Women Don't Have To Be Told What We Can Wear

The accusation that religious garments are a precursor to radicalisation or violent extremism is one that has no grounds in the extensive body of terrorism literature. Respected terrorism experts have found that there are no links between modest clothing and violent extremism or terrorism; indeed, that religion is not a sole or major contributor to violent extremism.....

 

A Woman Can Lead Friday Prayers, It’s Not against Tenets of Islam
Syeda Hameed

Islam has unflinching regard and respect for women. The Quran, the Hadith, and the Sunnah are imbued with raising the status of women in a brutal, misogynist, patriarchal Arab society. Its most revolutionary act in a society that buried its girl children at birth was to give women property rights....

 

Soon, Saudi Arabia Plans To Employ Women in Restaurants

Over 100,000 Saudi Women Apply For 140 Passport Control Jobs

Israel Sends Palestinian Girl from West Bank to Gaza

Somalia: Al-Shabaab - Inside the Ranks of Women Fighters

Nigerian Muslim Women Decry Discrimination

Justice Ministry to Hire 300 Saudi Women

Seven Years After the ‘Arab Spring,’ Tunisia Is Leading another Revolution — On Women’s Rights

Senior Ofsted Official Backs Head Teacher over Hijab Ban for Under Eights

Iran: What Has Happened To Prisoners And Women Detained Under Torture?

Iran: Training Camp of Women’s National Football Team Cancelled

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Tired of Their Veils:  Iranian Women Stage Rare Protests
Thomas Erdbrink

While discriminatory Islamic divorce and inheritance laws pose problems for individual women, the head scarf is a highly public symbol of a set of personal rules imposed by Iran’s clerical leaders, who decide what people can wear, what music they can listen to and what television programs and movies they get to see. Men are also the subject of clothing laws: They are forbidden to wear shorts in public....

 

Indonesian Province Orders Female Flight Crews to Don Hijabs or Face ‘Punishment’

Triple Talaq Issue: Muslim Women Feel Offended by Indian President’s Remark

Saudi Women May Be Allowed To Drive Taxis from June

Mechanics Welcome Women in Workshops in Saudi Arabia

Female Judokas Strike A Blow For Women’s Rights In Pakistan

Police Save 14-Year-Old Girl from Forced Marriage in Turkey’s southeast

Iran: Women Gather In Protest outside Caspian Branch in Rasht

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Deadly Proposals: Killing a Woman Is Not a Crime in Pakistan

While the world is in the throes of movements that shame men who exploit and harass and humiliate women, Pakistan continues to insist on their lesser humanity, the denial of their dignity. Asma Rani died for this. In any other country this would be a tragedy; in Pakistan it is routine, just the way things are, the way men want them to be....

Who Will Hear Muslim Women?
Jyoti Punwani

There’s been much outrage that the community was not heard before the Bill was drafted. None of the parties who appeared in the triple Talaq matter before the Supreme Court were called for talks, though two women’s groups had approached the concerned ministries soon after the Supreme Court struck down triple Talaq. The Centre’s refusal to take on board these groups, which have worked with Muslim women at the grass-roots level, exposes its claim of wanting to “empower Muslim women” through the Bill....

Tired of Their Veils, Some Iranian Women Stage Rare Protests

Indonesian Police in Aceh Province Cut Hair of Transgender Women

Sex Slave For IS: NIA to Probe 'Converted' Kerala Woman's Claim

Divorce Parties Are Now A Trend In Saudi Arabia

Indian Muslim Cleric Says Women Watching Football Un-Islamic

No Men Allowed: A Women-Only Village in Egypt

How Social Media Helps Female Pilgrims Document Their Spiritual Journey In Saudi Arabia

FCT Administration Pledges Support for Muslim Women Association

Why SAMA prevents women to open accounts for children?

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Kerala Woman Imam Leads Friday Prayers, Faces Threats: Irrespective Of Islamic Doctrines, Jamida's Liberty Must Be Defended
Tufail Ahmad

Sultan Shahin, the editor of the reformist website Newageislam.com, told Firstpost: "As far as I know, there is no ban in Islam on women in leading prayers. I haven't seen any Islamic text that says women can't lead prayers." Since Islamic history is written by men, he says, it is possible that instances of women leading prayers might not have been recorded. Shahin says that if some men from orthodox backgrounds feel sexual tension, they should not pray behind a female imam, but there is no harm in a woman leading a prayer if there are men willing to pray behind her....

Malala Yousafzai Says Getting Overwhelming Love from India, Wants to Work for Girls There

Three More Child Sexual Assault Cases Surface in KP, Pakistan

Female Kurdish Fighter Kills Turkish Troops in Likely Suicide Bombing in Syria

Medical Student Shot Dead In Kohat, Pakistan, For Refusing Marriage

Gaza Police Block Women from Attending Football Match

Iran Releases the ‘Inqlab’ Street Girl after Popular Pressure

Women-Only Taxis to Launch in Peshawar

Iran: Women’s Active Participation in Protests against Plunder

Iran: Christian Woman Sentenced To 5 Years in Prison

Iran: IRGC Commander Acknowledges Role of Women In Uprising

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Ahed Tamimi Is Malala without a Prize
Ahed Tamimi

Malala needs to be seen because she symbolises the Muslim world’s rejection of Islamist violence. But more importantly, she needs to be seen because her interests are, by sheer chance, aligned with imperialist interests. The part where Malala condemns drone strikes or donates money to reconstruct schools in Gaza destroyed by Israeli raids, is the part we need to fast forward until she starts talking about the Taliban again. Ahed is a Malala whose existence the imperial powers will never acknowledge. But she is one that we – the rest of the world – must wholeheartedly embrace.....

 


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