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Islam, Women and Feminism

Protecting Muslim Women
Rafia Zakaria

It is not, of course, an entirely Pakistani phenomenon. As the end of the second decade of the 21st century approaches, everyone, American or Pakistani, holds their hatred close to their hearts. Pakistanis shrug at the tribulations of faraway American Muslims, having little empathy left to consider their condition. Americans who happen to be Christian are not particularly concerned with their co-religionists who happen to live in South Asia or the Middle East.....

Al-Shabab is fighting to create a fundamentalist Islamic state in Somalia and has launched attacks on neighbouring countries, which have all sent troops to fight them as part of an African Union force. Kenya has borne the brunt of al-Shabab's counter-attacks, and the Kenyan army is hunting fighters in the thick Boni Forest that straddles the border with Somalia.....

Indonesia's Hijab-Wearing Muslim Metal Group Challenges Stereotypes

The Face Veil Is Not British and the Muslims Should 'Lead the Charge' Against It, Says Baroness Warsi

Daughter of Muslim Sanskrit Teacher Tops High School

Two Maranao Muslim Women Defend Christians

Pakistan Arrests Afghan Women Travelling on Fake Passports

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Muslim Women Are Not Without Remedy If They Want To End Their Marital Ties
Faizan Mustafa

First, Muslim women can seek divorce through a court under the law of Fasakh (annulment of marriage) on certain grounds — i.e. the whereabouts of her husband are not known for four years; non-payment of maintenance for two years; imprisonment of her husband for seven years; non-performance of marital obligations; impotency; insanity or suffering from diseases such as leprosy or venereal diseases; cruelty which includes the husband taking on a second wife....

Unimportance of Triple Talaq
Abusaleh Shariff and Syed Khalid

Unimportance of Triple Talaq
Abusaleh Shariff

In conclusion, this survey shows that the incidence of “triple Talaq in one go” is rare and insignificant. Projecting the minuscule victims of triple Talaq as the major issue to be confronted to empower the Muslim community is questionable. Instead, the social policy maker should be concerned about 43 million widowed women belonging to all sections of society and provide incentives for remarriage and/or provide programmatic financial support to them.....

 

Triple Talaq Debate Shows How Muslim Women Are Challenging Patriarchy
Saumya Saxena

It is heartening to see two women recently appointed as Qazis in Jaipur; one glass ceiling less for the women of India. Women are no longer faced with the awkward and unfair binary between “rights and religion” to choose from. They are demanding both....

 

Muslim Personal Law Board’s Pathetic Attempt to Cover up Its Defeat in the Supreme Court
A. Rahman, New Age Islam

Almost any reasonably educated adult Muslim can perform a ‘Nikah’ between a Muslim bride and groom and it will be a valid and legally binding marriage for all practical purposes. The board whose members have been enjoying largesse received from Muslims all over the country and the political clout they have been wielding as a representative body of twenty crore Muslims of India for the past 44 years have not taken pains to educate the gullible Muslim masses on the point even of Muslim marriage, what to speak of divorce, and how both should be gone through in accordance with Sharia law…..

ISIS Uses Women to Defend Its Last Stronghold West Of Mosul

Ramadan: 49 Moroccan Imams and Women Preachers to Officiate at Spanish Mosque

SP Leader Does It Again, Says Keep Women Indoors To Prevent Molestation

FIA Arrests Three Afghan Women with Fake UK, Afghan Passports at Islamabad Airport

Deadly ending of a Young Boy and Girl’s Intimacy in Kabul

Ramadan Show about Female Extremists Ruffles Feathers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Hyderabad Man Gives Triple Talaq after Selling Wife to Sheikh

The Female Muslim Comedian Tackling Extremism By Cracking Jokes

Melania and Ivanka Trump Showed the World What Feminine Power Looks Like

Thieves ‘Disguised As Muslim Women Are Stealing Charity Collection Boxes’ in UK

Heroes Killed Trying To Stop Racist Abuse against Muslim Women

Ukip Ban on Burqa and Niqab in Public Would See Legal Action against ANYONE Covering Their Face Says Leader Paul Nuttall

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Women Entrepreneurs Take over Madinah’s Street Markets

Pakistani Man Kills 18 Year Old Sister In The Name Of Honour

How One Kuwaiti Girl Fell Into the Daesh Trap

Mothers, Wives and Suicide Bombers: Arab TV Show on Untold Stories of Islamic State Women

Triple Talaq Row: Muslim Women Want Justice From Supreme Court, Not Charity From Law Board

Portland: Two Dead in Stabbing Incident on Train after Man Yells Racial Slurs at Two Muslim Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Triple Talaq: It Is an Issue of Gender Equality, Not Religion
Rajdeep Sardesai

The BJP may well claim that it is standing by Muslim progressives but their stand is misleading. After all, isn’t this the same party which has been insisting that faith be placed above the law in the contentious Ram Janmabhoomi case? Truth is, for the brotherhood in saffron, triple Talaq is another convenient stick to beat the Muslim community with and push the stereotype of a religion that is steeped in archaic practices...

Sixteen and Pregnant, Malala Finds Refuge in Hidden Afghan Women's Shelter

UKIP Thinks Burqa Ban Will Boost Vitamin D in Muslim Women

UK Independence Party Reveals Bizarre Reason for Banning the Burqa

Jewish Woman, 93, Prays With Imam at Site of Manchester Massacre

Muslim Law Board Advisory Won’t Curb Triple Talaq Cases, Say Women’s Rights Groups

Pakistan Minister Advises Women to Dress Modestly During Pilgrimage

India Thanks Pakistan for Uzma's Return

Daughter Physically Assaulted During an Audition in Dubai: TV Host Nadia Khan

Sharjah Body Calls For Intensified Efforts to Support Refugee Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Muslim Girl Students in Hijab Can Take AIIMS Entrance Test, Centre Tells Kerala HC

Muslim Women Welcome Guidelines on Triple Talaq

Qal’bu Maryam, a Women-Led Mosque Opens in California

Kerala High Court Nullifies Woman's Marriage with Muslim Man after Bride's Father Raises Islamic State Angle

Pakistan Court Allows Indian Woman to Return Home

Child Marriage Stopped in Abhaynagar, Bangladesh

British Police Says Woman Linked To Manchester Attack Is Released Without Charge

I Am an American: Shakila Ahmad Pushes For Understanding on National Muslim-Jewish Council

Hardline Sydney Preacher Slams Muslim Women Who Don't Cover Their Ears or Necks with Hijabs Saying They Are 'Sinful'

French police arrest two women on links with terrorism

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Minor Girl’s Marriage to A 48-Year-Old Leads To Brother’s Suicide as a Protest in Pakistan

Indonesian Female Muslim Comic Standing Up To Extremism

Somali-Born Muslim Woman a Member Of Islamic State, Federal Police Say

4 Muslim Canadian Women Who Have Zero Time for Fitness Stereotypes

Trump in the Middle East: A Muslim Woman's Take

Indian Woman Uzma, Who Claimed She Was Forced To Marry Pakistani Man, Allowed To Return Home

Sisters in Islam: Hannah Just Sharing Her Personal Journey

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

New Rules Bar Instant Triple Talaq, Set 3-Month Window

Nikahnama Barring Spot Talaq to Get AIMPLB Push

University Of Technology Sydney Students Rally Together After Muslim Women Allegedly Attacked

Christian Wife Forced To Live With Husband Who Converts To Islam

Afghani Women Weave Their Lives, Thanks To UAE

Fata’s Forgotten Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Triple Talaq: Muslim Women Organizations, Petitioners Reject AIMPLB's Decision to Issue Circular to Qazis

Ivanka Says Saudi Progress on Women 'Encouraging'

West African Girls Show the Way in Senegal Tech Battle

More Muslim Women In Bhopal Seek ‘Khula’ To Annul Marriage

Princess Reema Sees ‘Transformation’ In Saudi Women’s Role In Labour Market

Triple Talaq Inhumane, Violates Basic Rights of Muslim Women, Says Shabana Azmi

Pasban Appeals to Saudi King to Grant Aafia Nationality

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

After Independence, Pakistan Discarded British Legacy of Muslim Personal Law, But Indian Muslims Cling To It
A. G. Noorani

The Quran enjoins a clear procedure. The first step is appointment of arbiters “if you fear a breach” between the couple (4:35). Failing their efforts, either side can demand divorce; Khula by the wife and Talaq by the husband, for which a period of three months (Iddah) is obligatory. It is revocable before that. In 1943, Maulana Abul Ala Maududi said, “Due to want of knowledge, Muslims have been generally given to understand that a Talaq can be pronounced only through the triple-divorce formula, although it is an innovation and a sin...

Towards Liberation from the Body of Clerics with a Medieval Mindset - Part 1
Govind Bhattacharjee

Nobody can doubt that the belief in the oneness of God is a fundamental tenet of Islam, but can triple Talaq be considered equally fundamental? Or is there a hierarchy of fundamental elements in Islam? Where would triple Talaq fit then, since it is not mentioned in the Quran, and especially when divorce itself has been described as ‘sinful’ and Abghaz-ul-Mubahat Indallah ~ most detestable in the sight of God…

 

Triple Talaq: Reforming Dated Laws Is a Must
Aishwarya P. Sharma

It was a symbol of the failure to Indianise Muslims, who stayed back after partition, something that Balraj Madhok, president of BJS highlighted in his letter dated 1 August 1981 to Indira Gandhi, who was then the Prime Minister. Self-styled Maulanas have always wanted to keep the home and the hearth firmly within their control. Their desperation was all the more evident as a consequence of their declining political fortunes and control among the masses they enjoyed in the 1950s and until the late 1980s….

 

What’s TTT? Triple Talaq Tamasha
Saba Naqvi

Many Indian Maulvis do the opposite. Indeed, as the TTT (Triple Talaq Tamasha) proceeds, the producers of TV news shows are certainly on to a good thing with various worthies of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). Therefore, on any dull news day -- that is when we can’t abuse Kashmiris on prime time TV or harangue Pakistanis or have a super duper exclusive expose on the opposition chaps all now running for cover -- we can dust off the mullahs and produce them on TV. The producers are guaranteed of a sterling performance by one mullah or the other defending the indefensible….

 

Dutch MPs Oppose Headscarfs for Amsterdam Police

Afghan Women Break Ground With TV Station Launch

Indian Muslim Board Takes Steps to Dissuade Men from Triple Talaq

Indian Woman, Dr Uzma, Rejects Tahir’s Claims in Islamabad High Court

Mother Waits to Unite With 3 Daughters Abducted By Pakistani Husband from Dubai

A Policewoman to Lead Rang Mahal Police, Lahore

Women’s Development Remains ‘Most Neglected Sector’ In Sindh

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Further on, it directs them to bring in elders to arbitrate affairs if the husband and the wife fail to resolve it among themselves. It then allows the husband to pronounce ‘Talaq’ twice with an intervening period of three Tuhr (menstrual cycle). These are revocable. This was advised in order to provide the contending couples time to cool off and try for rapprochement. The third Talaq was allowed after yet another period of Tuhr which was irrevocable....

Supreme Court as Clergy
Faizan Mustafa

The whole concept of providing constitutional protection only to those elements of religion which the court considers ‘essential’ is problematic. Such an approach assumes that one element or practice is independent of the others and that some practices are central while others are just incidental. This is not the correct understanding of religion as all elements and practices together constitute a religion.....

Why India Allows Instant Divorce: For Muslim Indian Men, Breaking Up Is Easy To Do
The Economist

Though triple Talaq is invoked in vanishingly few real-life cases, it is clear that the practice is unjust. Already more than 20 Muslim-majority countries, including neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh, have either banned it or devised Sharia-compliant marriage contracts to work around it. India, with the world’s third-largest Muslim population, has failed to catch up....

Women Will Get Option to Say No To Triple Talaq, Muslim Board Tells SC

‘Love-Marriage’ Pakistan Couple Murdered At Home after 14 Years

Austrian Parliament Passes Burqa Ban Seeing Muslim Women Face £130 Fines for Wearing Full-Face Veils

Young or Old, Saudi Women Live Under Male Relatives' Control

Young Female ISIS Terrorist Who Attempted to Kill Christians on Easter Pardoned by Pakistan

Saudi Embassy in Vienna Calls on Citizens to Observe Austria’s Face Cover Ban

Pictures of Mysterious Burqa Clad Muslim Woman Who Promotes BJP While Performing Hindu Rituals Going Viral

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau



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