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Islam, Women and Feminism

Posters Discouraging Triple Talaq Spring Up In Mumbai City Mosques
Jyoti Punwani

For the first time, posters denouncing triple talaq and warning husbands who resort to this practice to divorce their wives, have come up in about a dozen mosques in the heart of Mumbai’s old Muslim area. ..


Saudi Male-Guardianship Laws Treat Women as Second-Class Citizens

Pakistan Closes ‘Honour Killing’ Loophole after Qandeel Baloch Case

Women Jobseekers in Turkey Hit Historic High

Norway's Government Proposes Banning the Burqa in the Classroom

Pakistan SC to Hear Asia Bibi's Blasphemy Appeal on Oct 13

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Michigan Muslim Woman Runner Featured On Magazine Cover, Internet Goes Wild

Norway Announces It Will Ban Islamic Veil from Schools and Universities

Mother-Daughter Boxing Duo Make Pakistan Proud

Shoe Hurled At Australian Imam on Live TV After Saying Muslim Women Needn't Wear Burqa

Nigerian Islamic Scholar Says Senate Must Reject Equal Inheritance Bill

The Women Leading a Social Revolution in Syria's Rojava

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Muslim Women Can Get Protection under Sharia
Siobhan Lambert-Hurley

Offering an even more favourable interpretation of women’s status in Islamic law was Sayyid Mumtaz Ali. A lawyer educated in the religious sciences at the Dar ul-Ulum at Deoband, he employed the Sharia to counter assumptions of women’s presumed inferiority to men in his treatise, Huquq un-Niswan (1898). According to his conclusions, Muslim women were not only guaranteed inheritance, Mahr (dower) and the right to remarry after divorce or widowhood, but their testimony in court was equally admissible to that of a man on most legal matters...

The teenager, known only by his online name of `Abu Sin,' a reference to his crooked teeth, speaks almost no English. Christina Crockett, a 21-year-old blogger from California, speaks no Arabic. Even so, they managed to create goofy, light-hearted videos in which they appear fascinated by one another. The spectacle of the two trying to communicate attracted millions of viewers both inside the kingdom and abroad. As a result, Abu Sin shot to fame on the live streaming site YouNow, receiving nearly 6.5 million views of his videos....


Hijab-Wearing Student Prevented From Taking Exam in Canada

Morocco Arrests 10 Women 'Linked To Islamic State

Calls for Chess Boycott over Iran's Hijab Laws

Women in Boko Haram Fighting, Not Just Cooking and Cleaning – Research

Muslim Leaders Condemn Ban of Burqas and Skull Caps in Mumbai College

Radical Pro Pak Woman Separatist Leader, Aasiyeh Andrabi, Arrested In Kashmir

Women Reclaim Their Lives after Two Brutal Years under ISIS Rule: 'Now We Are Free'

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Nigerian Actress Rahama Sadau Banned After On-Screen Hug

Morocco Dismantles Female Islamic State Terror Cell, Arresting Ten

Malaysian Woman Becomes First Solo Muslim to Ride Her Bike around the Globe

Supreme Court will come through for Women’s Right, Says Bhumata Brigade Leader

Two Muslim Women Injured By Stray Bullets at Mosque Fundraiser In Germany

Nurse Punched Muslim Taxi Driver 12 Times during Row Over Women's Rights

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Women May Not Ride Bicycles in Iran
New Age Islam News Bureau

Women May Not Ride Bicycles in Iran

Somali Religious Council Slammed Women Quota

Indonesian Catholic Woman Has No Problem Living In Muslim Family

Father Kills Daughter, Man for ‘Honour’ In Pakistan

United Airlines Passenger Told To Switch Seats As Pakistani Man 'Did Not Want To Sit Next To Woman'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women’s Right to Choose Life Partners
Sattam Al-Mogren

Islamic scholars are unanimous in their opinion that the religion gives full freedom to sane and adult woman to accept or reject a marriage proposal. Her father or guardian is not allowed to force her to accept a suitor who she does not like. They also hold the view that a marriage contract is null and void if it was concluded without the bride’s consent....


Egyptian MP Says Women Students Must Pass 'Virginity Tests'

Afghan Girls Working On Mobile App to Help Tourists Visiting Afghanistan

Following Murder, Hundreds of Arab Women March Against Gender Violence

American Chess Player Leads Boycott against Wearing Hijab At Iran Tournament

Brazilian-Arab Fusion Fashion Transforms the Abaya

Women Host Peterborough Event to Dispel 'Myths' About Islam

Fear and Faith for Daughters of Pakistani Christian on Death Row

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Boycott of World Chess Championship 'Would Hurt Women in Iran'

Tala Raassi Was Almost Shot In the Streets of Iran for Wearing a Mini-Skirt

France's Burkini Ban Misses Nuanced Aspects of Muslim Women's Adoption of Hijab

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind to Organize Woman Conferences to Show Muslim Women Are Not Against Sharia

Donald Trump's Double Standard for Women

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Burkini Debate Distant In Turkey as Islamic Fashion Booms

Bulgaria Bans Full-Face Islamic Veil

Female Medical Student from Malaysia Joins IS in Syria: Counter-Terror Chief

Women’s Most Significant Trait Is Motherhood: Turkish Minister

So I Interviewed a Muslim Woman and Published it in Playboy — So What?

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ISIS Thugs Terrified Of Burqa-Wearing Female Assassins

Female Chess Players Accuse Iranian Governing Body of Sex Discrimination

Freed woman Canadian-Iranian Professor Returns to Montreal on Thursday

Women in Combat: Female Battalion in Iran Joins Law Enforcement

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Saudi Arabian Buyers Are Shopping For Sex Slaves - At ISIS Auctions!

Islamic State Extremists Flog Six Women in Raqqa For Violating Sharia Dress Code

Islamic, Jewish, & Sikh women in Tucson discuss peace at panel discussion

‘Muslim Women Destined To Play Global Peace Role’: IPHRC Ambassador Ilham Ibrahim Ahmed

Switzerland Moves towards Nationwide Burqa Ban as Draft Law Approved In Parliament

Mombasa Government Claims Rogo's Widow Has Links with Islamic State

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Thousands of Saudis Sign Petition to End Male Guardianship of Women

World Muslim Women Summit Sets Dhul Hijjah 9 As ‘World Muslim Women’s Day’

Indonesia Renews Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

Turkey’s Female Bikers Demonstrate with Powder and Paint - And Shorts

Muslim Women Confront Anti-Muslim Violence through Martial Arts

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First, is the Qur’an a patriarchal or misogynistic text? When I ask this question, “I am asking whether it represents God as Father/male or teaches that God has a special relationship with males or that males embody divine attributes and that women are by nature weak, unclean, or sinful. Further, does it teach that the father/husband is divinely ordained and an earthly continuation of God’s Rule, as religious and traditional patriarchies claims?....


Malaysian MoH shouldn’t consult Fatwa Council on Abortion in Zika Cases

Mothers of Muslims Sign On To Fight Against Isis

Female Saudi Chefs Excel in Profession

Sex Slavery Thriving On Facebook and WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerberg, Are You Listening?

Headscarf-Wearing Muslim Woman Poses for Playboy Magazine

Two Women Detained On Suspicion of Planning Terror Attack in France

Hijab Should Be Banned From Passport Photos, Says Swiss Politician

Christian Teenager in Pakistan Arrest for Blasphemy after Facebook Picture Is 'Insanity'

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Social Epidemic That Should Be Cured; Muslim Women Are Entitled To Justice
Zakia Soman

All the women said that the unilateral divorce on the part of their husband had been approved by the local Qazi. In a particular instance where even the husband was repentant and wanted to reunite, the Qazi prevented him from doing so as it would amount to Haramkhori....

5 Women on What It's Like to Be Young and Arab in Paris

Lawmakers Warn anti-NGO Law Could Harm Israeli Arab, Women's Lobby

Arabic Film on Bedouin Women Takes Israel's Top Prize, en Route to Oscars

Istanbul to Host 2017 Muslim Women Summit

Muslim Woman Shot Dead in France in an Islamophobic Attack

Muslim Woman Schoolteacher Who Complained About 11 Year-Olds Being Shown 9/11 Video Plans Legal Action after Being Sacked

Israel's '50 Most Influential Women' — Not A Single Arab

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Woman Councillor Shot Dead in Nowshera

Lubna Al Olayan tops Forbes' list of most powerful Arab women

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Burkini Warriors Should Try Their Stunt in Saudi Arabia

Triple Talaq Is Not Mentioned In Quran, It Tortures Women: Indian Muslim Clerics

Swedish Muslim Woman Quits Job over Pressure to Shake Hands with Male Colleagues

RM15m in OIC-Malaysia Scholarship for Women from Troubled Countries

Kenya Charges Radical Muslim Cleric’s Widow over Police Attack

Thousands Attend Muslim Women Summit in Malaysia

Muslim Woman in Canada Ordered To Remove Hijab in Court

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We should learn how to object against laws in a legal and lawful fashion and not resort to the herd mentality when we want to speak out. We must realize that “East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet” ....

Iraqi Woman Guides Militia in Shirqat Liberation

Shoura Misses Women’s Voice in Last Three Sessions

Is Fashion’s Embrace of the Hijab Reappropriating Muslim Women?

Women’s Running Featured a Woman Wearing a Hijab on Its Cover for the First Time Ever

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Indian Government to Argue Triple Talaq Can Be Regulated

Pakistani Start-up DoctHERSrs Wins UNICEF Award for Improving Women's Lives

Pakistani Women Protest Outside UNHRC against Gender Related Violence

Sri Lankan Muslim Women Demand Repeal of the Highly Discriminatory Article 16 (1) Of the Constitution

Indonesia Launches New Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

Muslim Woman Attacked and Bitten In Vienna ‘For Wearing Hijab’

CAIR-Alabama Director Says Local Muslim Women Are Victims of Islamophobia

Spain: Muslim Women Battle Headscarf Discrimination

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Is ISIS Selling Iraqi Yazidi Sex Slaves In Saudi Arabia?

The Pilgrimage to Mecca from a Woman’s Perspective 

‘Muslim Women More Susceptible To Violence in West’

Muslim Women Face German Job Barriers - Discrimination Study

Ten Years On From Straw's Veil Comments More Young Muslim Girls Are Wearing the Niqab

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


France Burkini Ban: Australian Woman Forced Off Riviera Beach

Woman Carrying Baby, 2 Others Shot In South Philadelphia

How Women Are Speaking Out In Pakistan

No Ifs and Buts: Muslim Boy Must Shake Hands with Female Teachers

Portrait of Life as a Muslim Woman

Amal Clooney Seeks Justice for Islamic State Sex Slaves

Muslim Marriages Case in Cape HC Thrown Out, For Now

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