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Islam, Women and Feminism

‘I Felt like One of My Father’s Songbirds, Let out Of Its Cage’: Driving as a Woman in Saudi Arabia

Norway Plans to Ban Muslim Face Veils in Schools

Caught On Camera: Man Kicks Fasting Muslim Woman Colleague in Karnataka

Tell the Authorities, Father of Radicalised Woman Tells Parents

Do Pakistani Female Legislators Actually Represent Women Or Merely Serve As “Proxies” For The Wealthy And Elite?

Pakistan, US Launch Female Self-Defense Programme

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Woman Assaulted, Hijab Ripped Off In Hate Crime in UK

Iraqi Govt. Forces Find Daesh Prison for Izadi Women in Western Mosul

First Woman Detained For Radicalism in Singapore After She Planned To Join Islamic State

Muslim Women Blame ‘Toxic Masculinity’ For Terror Attacks

Woman Assaults Expat For Marrying Her Husband

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Triple Talaq: Whose Fight Is It Anyway?
Flavia Agnes

This brought me back to the recently concluded triple Talaq hearing and the agency given to Muslim women to include conditions in the Nikahnama (marriage contract) to protect themselves in their marital home — a Quranic right given in the seventh century. And here we were, in the 21st century, still holding on to the notion of a sacramental Hindu marriage solemnised through rituals such as Saptapadi and Kanyadaan....


In our work with women in abusive marriages, never have we come across pro-women judgments by Islamic courts. Only if there was a more comprehensive survey that was less selective. For example, if the NALSAR surveyors spoke to Shaheen, the women’s organisation in Hyderabad, they would have learnt that there has only been one Qazi in the city who took a pro-woman position while absolving a marriage last year. Yet, exceptions cannot claim to be the norm....


Fashion Industry Plans To Create 2,500 Jobs for Saudi Women
Hindu Woman Has Observed Rozas for 34 Years

Fast Friends: Hindu Woman Has Observed Rozas for 34 Years

Austria Bans Islamic Dresses for Women, Mandates 12-Month Integration Course

Need Women in Combat Role to Deal with Female Stone-Pelters: Army Chief

ISIS 'sisters' will be Britain's next terror threat, warns undercover TV journalist who filmed London Bridge killer for Channel 4

Iraqi Christian Girl Freed From Islamic State Says 'Mum, Dad' Again

Magazine Aims to Introduce Positive Image of Afghan Women

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ISIS Burns 19 Yazidi Girls to Death for Refusing Sex with Group’s Fighters

Fatima Sana Shaikh Shamed For Wearing a Swimsuit during Ramadan: ‘You Aren’t a Muslim’

Mesa Swim School Sets Aside Time For Muslim Women to Swim Privately

Austria to Ban Burqas from October

Four Pakistani-Origin Women Contribute To Surge in Labour Votes

Woman Detonates Bomb in Kerbala, Killing 30

Women’s Safety Audit Introduced in Pakistan to Make Public Transport Safe for Women: UN

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


FGM vs Political Correctness — Which Will Prevail?
Paula Kweskin

At that moment, will women’s rights be asserted or will they be diluted in favour of political correctness? In the past, I’ve witnessed the disintegration of women’s rights in favour of political correctness: my film Honour Diaries was censored (in Michigan, actually) when certain groups deemed it “Islamophobic” for bringing up FGM, forced marriage and honour killings...

Photo of Muslim Woman Helping Elderly Woman Who Fell On Bus Goes Viral

Muslim Student Asked To Remove Hijab before Entering Karnataka Assembly

For The Ladies, Ramadan in Riyadh Is Like Never Before

Muslim Women Clerics Challenge Traditional Narratives

Oshawa, Ont., Woman Charged In 5 Alleged Assaults On Muslims Over 2 Days

Afghan Women's Arrest: Main Suspect Identified By CCTV Footage

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Besides the main Shia and Sunni sects, they are also divided along many cross-cutting lines of identities, which prevents the community from having a uniform view on "triple Talaq". There are also nuanced differences in the principle and practices of Shia and the four schools of Sunni jurisprudence, which include Hanafi, Maliki and Hanbali and their sub-sects such as Wahhabi, Ahl-e-Hadith, Deoband, and Barelvi. Then there's the minuscule presence of Ahmadiyas and Sufi sects....

Declare Instant Triple Talaq Invalid
A. Faizur Rahman

Therefore, the only way to restore the legal equality of Muslim women and pre-empt the state’s legislative interference in the Muslim Personal Law is for the AIMPLB to declare instant triple Talaq invalid with immediate effect, and make the Quranic procedure of Talaq gender-neutral. Social boycotts and no-triple-Talaq conditions in Nikahnamas (prenuptial contracts) will not remedy the legal inferiority of women under the prevailing Muslim law....

Sporty Hijabs Encourage Muslim Girls to Hit Field of Play

Naelofar Hijab Now Part Of AirAsia Female Pilots’ Uniform

South Africa: Principal Instructed to Allow Muslim Pupil to Wear Hijab

Toronto: Muslim Woman Screaming ‘Allah u Akbar’ Attacks Store Employees, Pledged To ISIS

Saudi Arabia Jails Human Rights Activist Who Defied Women’s Driving Ban

Bangladesh: Teen Girl Killed By Brother Over Love Affair

30 School Girls Poisoned In Ghazni Province of Afghanistan

American-Born Muslim Women Harassed in Chicago Restaurant

Kenya Rape Trial Named as World’s Worst Case for Women’s Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Imam at Virginia Mosque: ‘Partial’ FGM Helps Prevent ‘Hyper-Sexuality’ in Women

Hindu Woman Denied Right to Parental Property after Converting To Islam

Child Marriage Has Been a Cause of Much Concern in Bangladesh

Dubai Woman Jailed For Flashing Middle Finger in Road Rage

Women Economic Participation in Kingdom Moving Slowly: Report

Saudi Woman Jailed For Two Months For Flouting Ban On Female Drivers Is Arrested Again

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In other religions where unilateral nature of Talaq does not exist women continue to be exposed to economic deprivation and violence, and hence women’s rights activists have fought to bring in remedies through DV Act, sections like 498A. This legal course of action is available to all women irrespective of religion. Thus by doing away with unilateral Talaq one is not lingering abusive marriages but strengthening the bargaining power of women to fight back the inequality embedded in religious practices.....

Triple Talaq Is an Enormity; It Is a Legacy of a Pre-Islamic Arabia
Arif Mohammad Khan

Triple Talaq is an enormity; it is a legacy of a pre-Islamic Arabia. In so far as it is arbitrary, it robs Muslim women of their fundamental rights. In so far as it is violative of the Quranic procedure, it is anti-Islam. In so far as it treats women as slaves who can be disposed of by the “master” at his sweet will, it is inhumane....

US School Asks For 'Permission Slips' From Muslim Students to Wear Hijab

Bangladeshi Girl Brutally Tortured For Claiming Marriage Recognition

Somali Woman in US Beaten Unconscious by White Man While Trying to Help another Muslim Woman

21-Year-Old Muslim Woman Burnt Alive In Karnataka for Marrying Dalit Man

Afghanistan’s First Women’s Magazine Is Breaking Taboos: Muslim Women Talk about Fashion, Lifestyle and Modern Life!

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


UAE Woman Embezzles Dh11 Million from Workplace, Spends On 'Fiance'

How Two Muslim Women Are Offering Resistance to Trump’s Era with Style

Australian FM Inundated With Vile Messages after Posting Photo on Facebook with Muslim Women and Girls in Hijabs

General Election 2017: Muslim Women Centre Stage In Bradford West

Government 'must do more to reach young Muslim women to tackle extremism'

Moroccan Police Stifle Women’s Protest in Northern City

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Born transgendered, Jameela was not comfortable at home with siblings, nor at school, because classmates would mock her style of walking. So when an elderly member of the traditional transgender community, Pasham Fakir, offered to take her up, Jameela ultimately yielded and followed him....


A New Generation of Bohra Muslim Women Is Speaking Out Against Female Genital Mutilation

Sindh Police Recruit Women for Ant Terror Operations

The Humiliating Truth about the NH House ‘Handmaids’

Iraqi-Canadian Mom, Daughters Paint New Picture Of Arab Communities

Dublin Woman Reveals How She Married Man from Muslim Dating Site Half an Hour after Meeting Him

Sharjah Ladies Team Crowned Basketball Champions at 9th Ramadan Women’s Sports Tournament

‘Wonder Woman’ Lebanon Ban Is the Latest Chapter in a Long History of Censorship

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Why Do Muslim Feminists Turn A Blind Eye To Islamist Misogyny?
Emma-Kate Symons

"Islamists, like Linda Sarsour and others, deliberately conceal the controversial aspects of their ideology, specifically the common values they share with violent radicals such as the virgin/whore dichotomy.”Unfortunately the liberal elite prefer to avoid scrutinising Islamists on those controversial aspects, and prefer to deflect the matter as a 'cultural' issue. "Liberal Muslims are an inconvenience, and are thus ignored by both sides."....

'Law against Child Marriage In Conflict With Muslim Personal Law': Indian Judge

Saudi Woman Arrested For Going Out Without Traditional Muslim Clothing

Muslim Man Refuses To Shave Beard, Wife Throws Boiling Water on Him in Aligarh

Burqa Ban in Mosul: Iraqi Army Stops Women Covering Their Heads As ISIS Militants Use the Garments While Launching Suicide Bombings

New Shelter for Muslim Women Coming To Windsor

19-Year-Old Tasmida to Be First Rohingya Muslim Girl to Appear Class 10 Board Exam In India

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A Muslim Woman Breaks Century-High Glass Ceiling As the First Religious Court Judge in Israel

Malawi to Allow Muslim Women Wear Hijab on Driving License Photos

‘They Used To Lead Camels’: Saudi Prince Stands Up for Right Of Women To Drive

Young Women of Jeddah Put Food on the Needy’s Table

First Arab Woman in French Open 3rd Round Faces Ramadan Dilemma

Indonesian Muslim Women Engage With Feminism

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Afghan Women Re-Entering the Public Space
Meha Dixit

Journalists in Afghanistan are often under pressure from different sides such as the Taliban, Islamic State, warlords and the state. When I asked Ms. Raisada and Ms. Kohistani about the challenges, both noted that women journalists are paid much less than their male counterparts. “For both women and men reporters, a critical challenge is difficulty in accessing information from the provinces with Taliban presence,” added Ms. Raisada....


In Indonesia, Female Clerics Seek Recognition and Rights for Women

Sayeeda Warsi Hopes Women Will Give Up Burqa Themselves

Chinese Muslim Woman Scales Mount Everest

Muslim Women in Philippines Confront ISIS Terrorists, Save Christian Lives

Jalandhar Woman Sold In Saudi Arabia Returns Home

Indonesian Muslim Women Engage With Feminism

Saudi Prince Supports Women Driving

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Pakistan Teen Raped and Sentenced To Death by Stoning For Adultery

British Muslim Woman Suggests Saudi-Financed Mosques in England Be Closed

British Photographer Traps Herself in Cave in Animal Rights Protest

Malawi Government Clarifies Its Controversial Policy towards Muslim Women Wearing Hijab

Muslim British Leader Calls for End to Face Veils

New Transitional Home Will Serve Muslim Women in Windsor

Should Non-Muslim Women Wear The Hijab To Fight ‘Rampant Islamophobia?’

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim Women in India Challenge ‘Instant Divorce’ Law
Geeta Anand

In person, over the phone, in a letter or even on WhatsApp, Muslim men who repeat Talaq — the Arabic word for divorce — three times can instantly end their marriages, according to some interpretations of Islamic law. The word is used by Indian Muslims even if they do not speak Arabic. With such divorces, which are available only to men, husbands can oust their wives from their homes, usually without any alimony or other financial support, leaving the women with few resources or prospects....

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