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Islam, Women and Feminism

Saudi Arabia’s Next Revolution: Female Taxi Drivers

‘Should Allow Only-Women Group on Haj’

Iran: 37,000 Girl Children of Under 13 Married In One Year

Careem Holds Recruitment Session for Women Drivers in Saudi Arabia

Arab Sisters Arrested In Abu Dhabi for Using Witchcraft to Fix Relationships

Muslim Man Checks into Hotel with Hindu Woman in Barmer, Assaulted

Saudi Arabia Stresses Its Pursuit to Promote, Protect Women’s Issues according To Shariah

Iran: Number of women imprisoned for unintentional crimes doubled

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Misogyny and Work
Zeenat Hisam

Misogyny and Work
Zeenat Hisam

This palpable fear of being stabbed — experienced daily since the last two weeks by women workers — is being laughed away by many men (and women who are safe) with the incessant churning out of misogynist jokes (‘Men are taking their wives and dropping them off at Gulistan-i-Johar for a taste of knife, ha … ha…’, ‘It must be a tailor who is not getting orders for Shalwars as girls have taken to wearing tights … ho … ho’)....


Muslim Girl in Vienna Harassed For Wearing Burqa

A Page from the Diary of a 25-Year-Old Muslim Woman Travelling Alone

Saudi Women as Traffic Cops under Consideration

‘No Lecturer Posted In Naudero Girls’ College since Inception’

Tribal Women Flay Islamabad Police for Violence

Imam University Denies Seizing Cell Phones of Women Students

Iraqi Women Visit Historic Monastery after Its Recapture from Islamic State

Educated Girls Can Make Better Future for Themselves: Hale

6 Bangladeshi Girls Awarded For Their Role in Preventing Child Marriage

Traffic Police Warn Women about Unauthorized Driving Instructors

Luxury Motor Show in Riyadh Enjoys Huge Female Turnout

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Many Muslim-majority countries have official fatwa councils. Saudi Arabia’s decision to add women to these councils is not particularly path-breaking. There is a long, if contested, tradition of women’s authority in Islam, and women hold official religious positions in Morocco, Turkey and elsewhere. The Saudi government has no doubt examined these experiments and deemed it prudent — and harmless to their grip on power — to install women as state muftis.....


'Want Equality for Women, Get Men to Carry Baby for 4.5 Months', Says Muslim Clerics' Body

Iranian, Malaysian Women to Bolster Trade Relations

Jihadi Brides, Dating and Identity: British Muslim Women Speak Out

Hadiya ‘Love Jihad’ Probe: ‘Two Hindu Women Said Were Lured To Islam, But Not Forced’

3 Saudi Women Get Top Positions in Tawafa Firm

Pakistan Returns Woman Who Crossed LoC Erroneously

87,575 Business Licenses Issued For Saudi Women

SR40 an Hour to Teach Driving To Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Wanted: Violent Muslim Women
Rafia Zakaria

Muslim women are smarter than Muslim men. The sly manipulation of faith that lies at the core of all terror groups and that is so useful in recruiting men is unlikely to be quite so effective in drawing in women. Unlike Muslim men, Muslim women know and remember that the violence now being demanded of them by ISIS is a mere redirection of the violence that is inflicted upon them.....

Chasing Feminism in Pakistan
Inamullah Marwat

After having studied theoretical discourses related to feminism, having discussed its various nuances with a diverse spectrum of students from different backgrounds in Pakistan and having observed Pakistan’s slow pace to catch up with feminist ideals being followed at large across the world...


Indian Clerics Slam Idea of Allowing Women to Go On Haj Alone

Saudi Woman Booked For Driving Before Lifting Of Ban

Shark-Suit Wearer Runs Afoul Of Austria’s Burqa Ban Law

Ogun Muslims Demand Use of Hijab in Schools

Saudi Arabia Authorities Warn Against Driving Lessons for Women

British-Iranian Woman Jailed In Tehran Faces New Charges, Says Husband

Irish Senate Delegation Meets Iranian Female Lawmakers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Want Girls to Get Education: Malala Yousafzai, the Youngest Nobel Laureate
Malala Yousafzai

Saudi Husband Justifies Posting Photo of Teaching Wife How To Drive

Grooming Gangs 'Are Abusing Girls across the Country', Victims and Investigators Warn

Women Must Save Their Country, Says Nurul Izzah

Saudi Music Video on Woman Driving Goes Viral

Pakistani Women Are Living In 'Entirely Different Society' And Are 'Shockingly Badly Integrated' In Britain Says Official Audit

Iran: Women Stage Protests In Khorassan And Lorestan

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Men are the main cause of half the problems of the world. Let us imagine a world without men for one day. Women would walk in streets with comfort and ease and, more importantly, with a strong feeling of freedom. They would swim in seas and in swimming pools, and would walk in parks late at night without the fear of being attacked. No woman would cry. In fact, life would be a bed of roses....


Islamic Seminary Darul Uloom Deoband Issues Fatwa Banning Muslim Women from Grooming Eyebrows

Women Over 45 Years of Age May Soon Go On Haj without Male Kin

Hadiya Case Didn’t Warrant Probe by NIA, Kerala Government Tells Supreme Court

JIHADI BRIDE 'ARMY': Brit ISIS White Widows Plotting Huge Attack In UK

Once Women Take The Wheel, Saudi Arabia Will Never Be The Same

OIC Calls For Enhancing Women’s Presence In Media

Hear Them Roar: Afghan Female Football Fans Show Their Support

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Saudi Arabia ‘Backs All International Efforts to Empower Women’

Denmark Becomes Latest European Nation to Ban Niqab, Burqa

Bengaluru Woman Was ‘Confined, Assaulted’ In Kerala Yoga Centre to Stop Inter-Faith Marriage

Isis Calls On Women to Fight and Launch Terror Attacks for First Time

Brought Together by Pain, 3 Girls Forced Into Marriage Have New Dreams

Panel Discusses Women’s Challenges in Saudi Arabia, Russia

Iran: Women Arrested for Celebrating Iraqi Kurdistan’s Independence

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Muslim Feminism beyond Driving
Rafia Zakaria

Jubilation at the lifting of an arbitrary edict, an example of how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has used Islam to cover up its misogyny, is to recognise the legitimacy of the use of faith as a cover-up for laws and edicts that have nothing at all to do with it. Muslim women can do better than that; Muslim women are doing better than that. As long as the rights of millions of Muslim women remain subject to the whims of male monarchs, driving around is at best a fake freedom....

But the truth is much more complicated. After I spent a good part of a decade travelling to research FGM around the world, I can say unequivocally that it can be found as a native practice on every continent except Antarctica. It is a global phenomenon, emerging in various places at different times, often independently....


Pakistani Rights Activist Gulalai Ismail Wins Anna Politkovskaya Award

Two Women Charged With Recruiting, Promoting ISIS in Jordan

German Girl Who Joined ISIS Tells Her Harrowing Tale

Radicalised Woman Who Followed Son to Syria Goes On Trial In France

Travel Vlogger Changes Stereotypes about Arab Women

USAID Offers Promote Medical Scholarships to Afghan Women

Iran: Women Teachers Live Way Below the Poverty Line

Woman's Murder Prompts Mass Eviction of Syrians from Lebanese Town

Amid Twists and Turns, Happy Ending Eludes Indian Girl Brought From Pakistan

Hunt On For Attacker Who Stabbed 11 Women in Pakistan

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Major Car Brands Expected To Get a Fillip from Saudi Women

Muslim Woman Claiming She Has 'Deathly' Dog Allergy Was Dragged Off a Southwest Flight

Saudis Post Selfies with Women Relatives at the Wheel

German Schoolgirl Who Married Isis Fighter Reveals She Was Groomed By A Girl

4 More Women Attacked By 'Knifeman' In Karachi, Say Police

Driving Licenses for Women Will Boost Economic Growth in Saudi Arabia: Experts

Saudi Women to Drive Female Students to School, Work in Car Rental, Says Transport Chief

Women’s Driving to Resuscitate Stagnant Car Market 3% in 2018

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Saudi Women Behind The Wheel: Who Opposed It Anyway?
Sara Masry

Who can forget some of the clerical establishment’s most shame-inducing arguments against women driving, gems like the warning that driving will ‘damage women’s ovaries’ or ‘lead to adultery’? Or, just this month, that women are incapable of driving because their brains are ‘a quarter the size’ of men’s, as judged by a cleric who has thankfully since been relieved of his duties. Despite the existence of these viewpoints in the country, there have nonetheless been no discernible popular movements opposing the decision to lift the ban....


Chess Player Banned By Iran for Not Wearing a Hijab Switches To US

Miss World Bangladesh Turns Out To Be Mrs

Allowing Saudi Women to Drive Will Save SR20bn: Official

Saudi Woman Driver Hurt, Companion Dies in Jeddah Traffic Accident

Saudi Woman Named In WHO Leadership Team

Pakistan Minister Lists Efforts to Protect Women

Young Egyptian Man Caught Wearing ‘Niqab’ To Meet His Girlfriend

Lebanese Security Official Dismissed Because Of ‘Like’ Against Saudi Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Now, Saudi Female Students Allowed To Carry Mobiles on Campus

East London: Girl Had 'Warm Relationship' With Muslim Foster Carers, Court Told

Muslim Woman Saves Indian Driver’s Life in UAE

How Dubai Police Take Care of Women Inmates and Their Kids

Bangladesh: Khilafat Wants Women’s Quota in Parliament Removed

First Saudi Spokeswoman: Status of Saudi Women Will Continue To Evolve

Arab Women Investors Union Honours Al-Sisi for His Efforts in Supporting Women

Many Saudi Women with Driving Licenses Raring To Hit the Road

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women Forced To Remove the Veil on Day One of Austrian Burqa Ban

Egyptian Women Fight Tooth and Nail for Inheritance

Carmakers Rush To Put Saudi Women behind Wheels of Their Models

Islamic Style Is Showing Up On Catwalks, In Mainstream Stores and On Non-Muslim Women

Saudi Women with Recognized States’ Licenses to Directly Get License

Meet the Hijabster - Young, Hip Muslim Women in S-E Asia

38% of Startups Registered In 2016 Are Owned By Saudi Women

Iran: Women Nurses Staged Protest In Dehdasht

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The Next Arab Spring: Women’s Rights
Kamel Daoud

Who is still waging revolution in the Arab world? Not the Islamists, who have trapped themselves in violence or extremism. Not the left-wing elites, now aging, disarmed and discredited after the debacle of their nationalist movements. Not the young bloggers who were at the forefront of various uprisings of the Arab Spring: They are held back, sometimes frozen, by intimidation or censorship...

Emirati Woman’s Act of Using ‘Abaya’ To Save Driver on Fire Earns Praise

Saudi Companies and Families Plan to Hire Expat Female Drivers

Saudi Princess Nourah University to Establish A Women Driving School

Meet Malaysia’s Millennial Muslim Women

‘Burqa Ban’ Law Signals Rightward Political Turn In Austria

Miss World Bangladesh Result Manipulated During Announcement, Judge Alleges

Young Muslim Women with Ambition on the Rise in Malaysia and Indonesia

New Clause on Saudi Marriage Contracts after Decree Allowing Women to Drive

1,470 Saudi Women Get Driving License from Jordan

Al-Baha Woman Driving For 40 Years and No Accidents

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


UAE Women Bikers Get Ready For an Open Journey in the Middle East

Issue of Female Genital Mutilation in India Reaches UNHRC

Fayrouz Saad Could Be America's First Muslim Woman in Congress

Hindu Woman Wearing Burqa Causes Security Scare at Delhi’s IGI Airport

Women Drivers Break Cultural Barriers in Coal-Rich Thar

King Saud University Prepares 4,500 Parking Spots for Female Students

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Hunza Valley: Lost Whispers
Amir Hussain

We have yet to witness new whispers through which the bravery of Sunana is shown as a force to tame the demons and evil spirits that still haunt the streets of Hunza – albeit in daylight. This would be the real day of transformation for Sunana, Aqeela and other women whose human ideals have been trampled under the burden of patriarchy....


For The First Time in Saudi Arabia, Women Authorized To Issue Fatwas

Ministry Says Legal Driving Age for Women in Saudi Arabia Is 18 Years

A Muslim Woman from Ontario, Canada 'Touched' By Anonymous Gift

Karandaaz Pakistan to Support Women Entrepreneurship

Saudi Envoy to US: Royal Decree Affirms Women Play Central Role In Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s Banks Getting Ready to Finance Women Buying Cars

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


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