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Islam, Women and Feminism

Allowing Child Marriage: Another Regression Therapy For Bangladesh!
Taj Hashmi

To conclude, marriage is a sacred institution, a life-long commitment between two individuals; not an anti-dote to rape and illicit sex, let alone a reward for rapist men. Bangladesh needs the rule of law against rape, abduction, and sexual harassment of women, not child marriage – which is a regression therapy, not an efficacious cure....

Defining Discrimination: Employers May Sometimes Ban Staff from Wearing Headscarves

Meanwhile intense Muslim unhappiness over the ruling was articulated by the Islamic Human Rights Commission, a London-based lobby group, where a spokeswoman said: “This gives legal cover to what is essentially an ongoing hate campaign to make Muslims second-class citizens in Europe....

 

Hyderabad High Court Asks State How It Is Protecting Muslim Women

European Union Court's Headscarf Ban Ruling Sparks Faith Group Backlash

Pakistan Census: A Third Sex, Nine Languages, Many Faiths

Women Defend Muslims from Abuse on New York Subway

Trump's New Muslim Ban Blames Islam for Violence against Women, Advocates Aren't

Impressed

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Halala and Triple Talaq
Professor Masood Alam Falahi, New Age Islam

Halala and Triple Talaq
Professor Masood Alam Falahi, New Age Islam

Marriage in Islamic Shariat is considered a pure and sustained act. Allah Almighty wants men and women to lead their marital relationship as a prosperous and evergreen life bereft of every sort of disputes. He does not like any pollution of clashes and divisions to touch the refinement and purity of this relationship. For a marriage to be cheerful and cordial, He has given some responsibilities to the husband and the wife. In order to live a good martial life, the spouses always need to create passion of patience, tolerance, self-sacrifice and ignore all the trifles….    

Ahead Of Time: Bhavnagar in India Tried To Give Muslim Women Right to Divorce

Nike Will Launch Next Year a Head Covering For Muslim Women Dubbed The ‘Pro-Hijab’

Muslim woman detective honoured by Queen sues police over racism claims

Aiming for inclusion, Pittsburgh moms fashion Muslim dolls

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How Muslim Women Were Convinced By the BJP In UP

These Muslim Women Students Are Fighting Back Against Trump's Travel Ban In The Most Inspiring Way

Why Women Weren't Allowed to Be Astronauts

Women, Muslim Representation in India Further Dwindles After Polls

Malala Yousafzai Receives Offer to Study at UK University

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Gender Equality: A Game Changer for Nature
Aban Marker Kabraji

Like many other women in her village, and many parts of the world, Leena is the primary caregiver for the family, while her husband goes out to work. Most of the time, these women also take on the responsibility of collecting water and firewood, as well as growing and harvesting crops....

 

Got It Covered: Fashion Wakes up To Muslim Women’s Style

Sole Hijabi Woman in Murrow Shares Her Story

Muslim Activist Linda Sarsour Arrested At International Women’s Day Protest

Muslim Activist Linda Sarsour Arrested At International Women’s Day Protest

The Quran Reveals That Inequality Rules Over Women In The Afterlife As Well.

Muslim girl’s Collection with Getty Images Challenges Stereotypes of Muslim Women

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Italian Region Could BAN Women from Wearing Islamic Niqab in Hospitals and Public Offices

ISIS Female Member Paid To Lash ‘Immodest Women’

Palestinian Woman Lawmaker Arrested By Israel

Mother of Six Allegedly Killed For 'Honour' In Pakistan

Crimes against Women on the Rise in Pakistan Capital

Senator Hanson Challenged By Muslim Women over Her Views on Islam in Perth

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At 16, Beauty Khatoon Battles an Old Scourge
Beauty Khatoon, She has stopped many a child marri

Taliban Stones Woman to Death, Whips Man over Adultery in Badakhshan

Here’s How This Woman Is Helping to Reclaim the Way Muslims Are Presented in the Press

Lindsay Lohan's Instagram Post for International Women's Day Sparks Islam Conversion Rumours

‘Day without a Woman’ Celebrates Female Power

I’d Love A Hijab That Matches My Trainers’: What Muslim Athletes Think Of Nike’s New Sportswear

'Vote for Woman': How Africa Got Its First Female President

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“Palestinian women have always stood side by side with their fathers, brothers, husbands, comrades to resist the Zionist occupation, to fight for freedom and legitimate rights. They are the first to go to the streets to protest the brutality of the Israeli military occupation, the first to organize sit-ins and marches demanding the release of their children, brothers and fathers from Israeli prisons. They are the protectors, the supporters, but most of all they are the comrades in the fight for a free Palestine.”....

 
Remembering the First Lady of Islam
Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

Remembering the First Lady of Islam
Moin Qazi, New Age Islam

 The portrayal of Muslim women that we glimpse in the media is grim and sombre. The public perception of them is one of stubborn stereotypes: supposedly powerless and oppressed, behind walls and veils, demure, voiceless and silent figures, discriminated and bereft of even basic rights.  Yet this is far from true. Contrary to general belief, Muslim women have held the flag of enlightenment all through the historical ages. The early Muslim community recognized and honoured a wide spectrum of female roles and responsibilities. A mother was considered the first school for her children. In Islam, a woman is seen as an individual in her own right, an independent entity, and not as a shadow or adjunct to her husband or any other man. Muslim women are fully entitled to education, work, business ownership, and inheritance. ...

Muslim Girl Trolled for Singing Hindu Devotional Song

Nike Unveils Hijab for Muslim Athletes

Islam Guarantees Women Rights: Pak Minister

‘Parties Never Resisted Clerics Opposing Pro-Women Laws’

Malaysia Has Least Women in Senior Business Roles in ASEAN

UN, British HC Vow to Support Pak Women Journalists

Celebrating Disability: Pakistan’s Inspiring Disabled Women

On Women’s Day, Malaysian Sports and Youth Minister Dreams of a Female PM By 2050

Feminism in Indonesia under Siege By Muslim Conservatives

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Was Nur Jahan A Scheming Temptress Or Just An Independent Woman Who Historians Couldn’t Fathom?
Rana Safvi

She was the 35-year-old widow of a man who had fallen out of favour with the Mughal emperor when she caught the eye of Jahangir. Within years, Mehr-un-Nisa, or Nur Jahan as she is known in history, rose to become the most powerful woman in the Mughal empire – coins were minted in her name, she enacted legislation, issued edicts, interacted with foreign traders and determined the empire’s policy. But that is not the reason why I want to talk about her today, on Women’s Day. ...

 

Men Who Don’t Cry Are Burdens on Everyone, Not Least the Women Who Must Endure These Stunted and Repressed Creatures
Rafia Zakaria

Many men reading this article will not acknowledge how they are imprisoned by the norms of masculinity and how the requirement of projecting constant fearlessness and (largely fake) bravado has bred a persistent feeling of inadequacy and insecurity. Pakistani society, and arguably the world at large, provides a limited vocabulary for such conversations or admissions. Just like women can be the enemies of other women, men can be the greatest hurdles in the path of other men.....

 

Mehriban Aliyeva: The ‘Kind Lady’ Of Azerbaijan
S. Rob Sobhani

“A country without woman is destroyed and remains helpless but in the hand of woman this world will only have bliss. She will exalt humanity.” This quote from Hussein Javid, the Shakespeare of Azerbaijan, sums up the cultural, economic and political rationale behind the recent appointment of Mehriban Aliyeva, the first lady of Azerbaijan, to the post of vice president....

 

Kerala Muslim Fanatic Wants Acid Poured On Woman's Face If 'She Barks Against Islam'

Violence Biggest Challenge Facing Women, UN Says

Algeria Women Footballers Wave Red Card At Stigma

Muslim Leaders’ Headscarf Advice for Women ‘Attack on Freedom’: Austrian Govt

First Lady Emine Erdoğan Calls to Fight Misperceptions about Muslim Women

Britain’s Jewish and Muslim Women Look for Common Ground - So Israel Is off the Agenda

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Inside Britain’s Sharia Councils: Hardline and Anti-Women – Or a Dignified Way to Divorce?
Homa Khaleeli

Subject to various conditions and restrictions, husbands can end the marriage simply by declaring they are divorcing their wife – known as a Talaq. A wife can also initiate a divorce (known as a Khula), and if the husband agrees, the marriage can be ended. If he contests it, a third party can dissolve the contract – which is where Sharia councils step in. Without the council rulings, the panel tell me, many women feel they are still married in the sight of God – even if they have had a civil divorce....

 

Two Female Pilots Fly Emirates A380 for International Women's Day

Malala Hopes Entire Next PSL Is Held In Pakistan

International Women Day to Be Observed On March 8

Hamas Cancels Public Holiday on International Women’s Day

5 Reasons Why Women Feel Safe in Dubai

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Vogue Celebrates Muslims in Special Feature on American Women

Meet the New Arab Emojis Perking Up Dubai's WhatsApp Chats

Meet the Muslim Women Inspiring a Modest Revolution.

BMC Polls: Muslim Women Corporators Make History in Mumbai

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Divorced Via WhatsApp, 2 Women in Hyderabad, India, Fight For Their Rights

Instagram Account Acknowledges Muslim Female Fighters

Muslim Women Win Right To Wear Full Body Suits in Amateur Swimming Competitions

From Rags to Riches: How One Bangladeshi Woman Defied the Odds and Made It

Dubai Girl Goes Bald To Support Cancer-Struck Mother

Vogue Celebrates Muslims in Special Feature on American Women

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ISIS Unveiled: The Story behind Indonesia’s First Female Suicide Bomber

Muslim Female Fighters Give Shout Out to Pakistanis

Rawalpindi Court Decides Case In Favour Of British Pakistani Woman

Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Vows To Facilitate Women Entrepreneurs

Use Women Cops at Polling Booths to Check Burqa-clad Voters: BJP to EC

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Any expert will tell you that taking on a new faith is a serious commitment and a serious decision. Any woman who does so to find a husband should understand that the problem isn’t religious identity, but the customs and way of life of her new husband and of his family. She must learn her rights as well as her responsibilities — both the Islamic (Sharia) and those traditional to the North Caucasus (Adat).  If the former are violated, she mustn’t hesitate to seek help. It’s worth remembering that Islam doesn’t only concern itself with women’s duties — but their rights, too....

 

Amina Mohammed Sworn In As UN Deputy Secretary-General

KP Transgenders Tortured To Death in Riyadh

Musharraf Tells Court Has 'Gifted' All Property to Wife, Daughter

PTV Female Anchor Resigns amid 'Harassment' Controversy

Mohaiyani to Become Maybank’s First Woman Chairman

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Bangladesh Child Marriage Law Sparks Criticism

Women, Child Migrants Raped, Beaten and Detained In Libya

UN Documents Nearly 1,500 Child Soldiers in Yemen

Teen Attending Trump Speech Sees Herself as Reminder That Muslims Are Americans

In conversation with Emirati women who have been making the country proud

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