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Islam, Women and Feminism

The Muslim Woman Changing Outdated Perceptions with Football

10-Year-Old Muslim Girl Threatened At Framingham School

How Cities in the Arab World Can Put Women First

Sharareh Almassi, 85th Woman Executed In Iran under Rouhani

PPP, MMA Claim Giving Women Due Share in Poll Tickets

Suhakam Slams Putrajaya: Female Genital Mutilation Not Malaysian Culture

Jailed For Reporting Her Sexual Offender, Mataram Woman Cries For Help

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Islam and the Divine Feminine
Mahmoud Mostafa

But it wasn’t always this way. In its original revelation and manifestation, Islam was, and remains, a guidance system that brings the human being into balance and integrates our masculine and feminine aspects into a unified whole. In Islamic terminology, this is the state of the soul at peace, Nafs Al Mutma’inah, where our inner conflicts and contradictions are resolved, our hearts are healed and we come to experience our existence as wholesome beings reflecting the Divine Unity. This is the oneness of Tawheed....


Activists, School Kids March to Parliament to Stop Child Marriage in Malaysia

FMG: Culture and Religion in Malaysia See Millions of Girls Undergo Cut

Saudi Women to Drive Family Taxis Soon

'They See No Shame': 'Honour' Killing Video Shows Plight Of Syrian Women

Digital Assaults ‘A New Form of Violence against Women’ In Turkey

Muslim Woman Sues WalMart for Religious Discrimination after Being Fired From Knoxville Store

Kurdish Women Pedal, Dunk, Spike as Iraq’s Top Athletes

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The Sisters Project: The Photography Series Offering a Different View of Muslim Women in Canada

Discovering the Beauty and Modesty of Muslim Fashion

Bahrain Islamic Bank Appoints the First Bahraini Woman to Head the Internal Shari’a Audit Function

Belgian Independent Deputy: Europe Continues To Bar the Representation of Muslim Women

Hospital Volunteers Lend an Attentive Ear to Muslims Patients

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Religious Crisis:  University of Ibadan School Bars Female Muslims from Wearing Hijab

Political Leadership Seeks To Empower Women: Egypt’s First Lady

Women Employees in Private Sector Up 8.8% In Saudi Arabia

Iran Lets Hundreds of Women Attend Asian Champions League Final

Asia Bibi 'Not Offered UK Asylum amid Concerns of Unrest and Attacks'

The Middle East Needs More Female Comedians like Reem Nabil to Challenge the Status Quo

Egyptian Woman Assaulted With Shoes By 5 Kuwaiti Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Jammu and Kashmir: New Fatwa Terms Beauty Parlours 'Un-Islamic'

Female Genital Mutilation: A Community’s And Chennai's Dark, Disturbing Secret

What Is The ‘Material Girl’ Doing In Saudi Arabia?

Trinidad and Tobago Woman Police Officers Win Right To Wear Hijab on Duty

Woman Charged With Spitting On Muslim Family Outside Jersey City Polling Place

Rights Activists Press FIFA to End Iran’s Stadium Ban on Women

India Shines in Egypt: President Sisi Honours Indian Leader For Women Empowerment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Muslim World Needs A 'No Hijab Day' To Return The Power Of Choice To Muslim Women!
Farouk A. Peru

Islamophobes of the physically aggressive variety zero in on to these cultural signals and the hijab is the most obvious one. Hijab wearing women are victims of these attacks quite sadly possibly due to their perceived vulnerability. They need greater protection from the community....

I emphasise that I have always considered Islam an emancipatory religion, which advocates social equality, economic and political democratisation, and empowerment of minorities. The religion that I was raised in opposed to the subjection of religious minorities to a centralised and authoritarian state. Equality before law and in economy, politics, and society is in perfect consonance with the Islamic thought that I revere....

Afghan Woman Who Fled Taliban Wins Seat in Hampshire State Legislature

'I Did It for Every Single Girl': The First Afghan Woman To Scale Mount Noshaq

Under UN Review, Putrajaya Defends Female Circumcision, Insists No LGBT Bias

Saudi Female Employment in Private Sector Rise 8.8 Percent

Pakistani Women Less Likely To Own a Mobile Phone than Men: Study

34 Women Killed In October In Turkey: Women’s Rights Group

Turkey congratulates elected Muslim congresswomen in US

Syria Forces Free 19 Druze Women, Children Held Hostage by ISIS

Azad University Bans Wearing Comfortable Clothing in Girls’ Dormitories

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


There Is Nothing Honourable In Honour Killing: It Is Time To Stamp Out These Barbaric, Feudal Practices
Atanu Biswas

The testimony of Souad is no less horrific than the Nobel-winning stories of Malala Yousafzai or Nadia Murad. It documents insolent brutality and cruelty and is a call to stop a disgraceful tradition called ‘Honour Killing’. Certainly, hundreds of thousands of Souads in different corners of the globe are not fortunate enough to experience a magical survival like her....


Kin Cheer First Palestinian Woman, Rashida Tlaib, In US Congress

Two Muslim Women Win House Seats, Blazing a New Path

Pakistani Christian Woman Asia Bibi Leaves Jail, Flies Out Of Multan

Dina Torkia's Modestly: There's No One Way to Be a Muslim Woman

Why Iranian Women Are Among the Most Vulnerable To US Sanctions

30,000 Unemployed Nurses in Iran Despite Acute Shortage Of Nurses

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Minnesota, Michigan Send First Muslim Women to US Congress

Iran Sentences 24 Protestors, Including Two Women

Saudi Princess’ Trunk Show Lights up Restaurant with Inspiring Fashion

Increased GCC Applicants for Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

Indonesian StartUp Uses Road Safety to Drive Women’s Empowerment

Women Corporate Sponsorship Program Launched

Nine Iranian Women Activists Summoned for Questioning at Tehran’s Evin Prison

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In the Sight of Allah, Honour Is Not Related To Colour Creed or Gender; If a Woman Is More Righteous, She Is More Honoured Than a Man
Dr Taseer Salahuddin

Till 16th century Europeans and Muslims had very similar ideology regarding religion. Moral bankruptcy of the top stratum of the Catholic Church resulted in the loss of faith in the West on a vast scale. This led to the emergence of ‘protestant’ sect in Christianity in order to save their religion from moral corruption of the popes who were involved in extreme luxuries, selling pardon for sins to support that level of luxurious life and legitimising bastards Tuchman (1984)...


Muslim Women Don't Need Israeli Supermodels to Bring Them 'Freedom'

Iran to Execute Two Kurdish Women on Adultery Charges

Finding Strength in ‘Personal Choice’ To Wear Hijab

Election Day for First Muslim Women in US Congress

Iranian Women Defy 'Terrorist' Label, Continue Their Opposition To Regime

Warriors for Women's Dignity

Baroness Warsi Slams Bodyguard for Stereotypical Portrayal of Muslim Women

What it’s like to run for Office as a Muslim Woman in the South

Pearl Initiative, NAMA to Study GCC Women Inclusion in Workplace

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Darul-Uloom Deoband Bans Muslim Women from Cutting Nails, Using Nail Polish In New Fatwa

Woman MP in Egypt Proposes to Ban Niqab in Public Places

Saudi Arabia’s First CrossFit Community of Women

637 Job Training Offers for Saudi Women

Pakistan: Women Distress Fund to Be Functional From Next Month

Life-Saving App Helps Women Exposed To Domestic, Sexual Violence

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Prisoners experience inhuman conditions in women’s ward of Khoy Prison

Bedouin Women Strive For Equality And To End Polygamy In Israel

Charity reopens women empowerment initiative

Indonesia Protests Saudi Arabia’s Execution of Maid

Gender parity can drive economic growth in UAE

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

KSA's aid agency organizes trip for Yemeni child soldiers

Malaysia Airlines introduces first female pilots

New women-only theme park launched in Saudi

Emirati women make history as polo season gets off to a colourful start

An advocate of Emirati women empowerment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Why Do Terrorist Organizations Use Women As Suicide Bombers?

First lady: Fight against mindset behind violence against women

Three held for forcing women into sex trade in Dubai, Bahrain

How Muslim women were encouraged in education

New York police: dead Saudi sisters did not want to go home

In UP, BJP to appoint 100 women as triple talaq pramukhs

Shameful incident: Minor girl molested for sitting with Muslim boyfriend at secluded spot

Marisol Casado predicts Arab women will take positions of power in sporting world

Saudi car sales set to rise 8% on back of new female market

Afghan Woman Seeks Change Through Street Art

Outcry over violence against women after Turkish singer beaten by boyfriend

Syrian refugee women play to their strengths with great communal food

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

How Jewish and Muslim Women Are Working to Save Our Democracy

How Asia Bibi went from being the first woman in Pakistan on death row for blasphemy to freedom

Look after women, don’t make polygamy easier, say activists

Ethiopia gets first woman president of Supreme Court

FaceOf: Saudi-British artist Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al-Lail

Muslim women don't need Israeli supermodels to bring them 'freedom'

More women find work as Saudi unemployment rate steadies

Women-only theme park opens in Saudi Arabia

Al-Hokair Group family entertainment centers empowering women

At least 14 young women and girls commit suicide in Iran cities

Women’s National Canoe Polo Team of Iran lacks facilities to practice

Civil activist women tortured by intelligence agents in Iran

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Hollow cries: Fury as Saudis execute Indonesian maid without warning
Tuti Tursilawati

Pakistan province bans males from all-girl schools

Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan to leave country

Iraq clears Swedish woman accused of belonging to Daesh

Filipina women detained in Saudi Arabia after taking part in Halloween party

Afghan women in uniform face many dangers

Two Muslim women on track to win elections to US Congress

Why this film has Iranian hard-liners breaking out in cold sweat

Incentives draw more women into Turkey’s workforce

Egyptian female bodybuilder wishes to return to Egypt despite success abroad

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Gender Ideology, Hegemonic masculinity and violence
Mariana Prandini Assis & Ana Carolina Ogando

One of the high points of the crusade against "gender ideology" was during what many see as the parliamentary coup against the Workers' Party in 2016.While many factors and political interests were at play during the impeachment proceedings against Dilma, the reactionary discourse on gender and sexuality played an important role in galvanising popular support for the move.


Pakistani Court acquits Asia Bibi, a Christian woman facing death for blasphemy

Women cannot be silenced anymore

WDF demands to repeal ban on media coverage of KP’s girls’ schools

US voters poised to elect 2 Muslim women to Congress

In first, Israel appoints woman as ambassador to Egypt

Tunisia woman suicide bomber was jobless graduate: prosecution

Moroccan girl, 9, wins $136,000 Arab reading prize

Envoy visits Turkish woman who was attacked in Germany

Islamabad police station for women gains praise

Woman's daring face-off with police van reignites Iran hijab debate

Two Egyptian women sentenced to three years over death of three children

PM intervenes on niqab issue, Islamists lose a battle

Women wrestlers take on rivals and tradition in south Iraq

New Arab feminism: Consciousness, art and action

Saudi pilot speaks about how she hit the glass ceiling

Sports for Life: 100 Saudi women support cancer patients with community event

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

We encourage dominance in our sons and submission in our daughters, and by doing so perpetuate a cycle that results in the crushing effects of patriarchy. Our political system, our judiciary and our boardrooms are still run mainly by men. Whether we like it or not, our key decision makers are male. But if change is to come, it will be with men as our comrades and not as our enemies.


Muslim woman, boyfriend lashed in public for getting too close

Two Rescue 1122 workers laid off over ‘sexual assault’ of Sikh girl

Woman blows herself up in central Tunis, 20 injured

Saudi Consulate in US issues statement on death of two female citizens

Halah Al-Hamrani out to land a knockout punch for women in the boxing ring

Saudi court acquits two men charged with burning woman’s car – report

Al-Hokair Group family entertainment centers empowering women

58-year-old man caught groping 2 women at mall in Dubai 

Lamya Hemadi and three other women get arrested arbitrarily

Female students play active role in protest rallies in Tehran

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Jalaluddin Rumi in the Mathnawi says, “Woman is a ray of God. She is not just the earthly beloved; she is creative, not created.” And Zaynab is the perfect example of women exploding the stereotypical image.


Divorced Muslim woman caught in nikkah halala trap, 65-year old man refuses divorce

Two Rescue 1122 men arrested for ‘raping’ Sikh girl in Nankana Sahib

Teenage girl in Muzaffargarh allegedly sexually assaulted over money dispute

Entry of male VIPs into KP girls’ schools banned

Yazidi mothers of children by IS face heartbreaking choices

Iranian harasser tells woman she ‘deserves rape’ for not wearing hijab

First Saudi female hockey team needs a license to succeed

How a desert-born girl climbed the world’s highest mountain

‘Twitter is a tool to silence us’: Saudi women’s rights activist quits social media

Members of Britain's biggest suspected female jihadi cell including the Muslim convert daughter of an ex-Army paratrooper are among dozens of Isis brides flocking back to the UK

Bodies of two Saudi sisters found bound together beside New York river

Woman kills a woman, injured three others in a Sharjah fight

‘Pakistan’s labour laws do not create enabling environment for women’

‘Shuttlecock’ burqa retains its popularity in Pakistan

Egypt’s Sisi Congratulates Ethiopia’s First Female President Sahle-Work Zewde

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