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Islam, Women and Feminism

Property Loans for Saudi Women Approved

40 Years of Crimes against Iranian Women

Meet Sadaf Jaffer, America’s First Female Muslim Mayor

Muslim Women’s Network Calls for Legal Change to Allow Muslim Women to Divorce Husbands More Easily

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Stadium Gates Gradually Open For Iranian Women

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The Holy Prophet (SAW) said, “The biggest of Al-Kabeer (the great sins) are (1) to join others as partners in worship with Allah, (2) to murder a human being, (3) to be undutiful to one’s parents (4) and to make a false statement” (Bukhari)

 

Keep an Eye on Democratic Politician Yasmine Taeb

British IS Schoolgirl 'Wants to Return Home'

Bangladesh Gets First Female Christian MP

Scholarships Help Afghan Women Pursue Higher Education

Iranian Arrested For Hijab Protest In Tehran Says She Did It For Daughter

Valentine's Day: The Country Guy Who Converted To Islam for the Girl of His Dreams

Stop Muslim Women Being Trapped In Marriages, Charity Pleads

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U.S. Lawmakers Call on Saudi Arabia to Free Imprisoned Women’s Rights Activists

UAE Committed To Protect Children and Women in War Zones

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The Syrian parliament this month quietly passed new measures restricting polygamy, banning child marriage, and updating inheritance and custody rights. The amendments to Syria’s 1953 civil law have struck a nerve in a conservative Muslim society that has seen its traditional social structures debilitated by eight years of war....

Reema Al Juffali: Saudi Woman Driver Breaking Barriers on Fast Lane

Tributes Paid To Women Torch- Bearers of Rights Movements in Pakistan

Pakistan Boosts Female Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Suicides of Young Women on the 1979 Revolution Anniversary Shock Iran

‘It’s About Freedom’: Women Are Taking Frontline Positions in Sudan’s Uprising

Meet the 'Muslim Mother Teresa' who feeds 500 people a day!

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“Women have more opportunities open to them in society, like politics and the economy, and even in sub fields like the military and police forces. They are present in all fields and sectors and have proven themselves to be successful in all these opportunities...

 

Turkey Outpaces EU in Percentage of Female Scientists

UK University Unveils Country's First Sports Hijab to Encourage Muslim Women To Participate

India’s Triple Talaq Bill Unlikely to Get Parliament Nod

Gaps Still Remain Before Achieving Gender Balance: Mona Al Marri

12 Abducted Yazidi Women, Children Freed In Northern Iraq

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The question every democratic government, would-be investor and celebrity guest ought to address to the Saudi regime is this: Why are these women still in prison while their torturer roams the royal court?...

...we see Hazrat Khadija as a successful businesswoman, councillor and support. We see Hazrat Aisha as very active and supportive in decision making and at times leading armed forces as a commander; she was a brilliant orator with excellent speaking skills....

Muslim Girls Punched In the Face as Islamophobia Grips Europe

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Effat University Celebrates 20th Anniversary Graduating 1,100 Women

Iran Revolution: 'I Wore a Hijab and Head-Banged To Nirvana'

3 Muslim Girls Target of 2 Separate Racist Attacks In German Capital Berlin

Why Supreme Court of Kenya Didn’t Ban the Hijab in Christian Schools

Sudanese Rally to Urge Release of Women Protesters, Clash with Police

Turkish Women in Belgium Arrange Aid Campaign for Yemen

Meet The Female Activists Standing Up To Fundamentalism In Eastern Yemen

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The Politics behind the Hijab in the Arab World

Saudi Women Carve Their Name In Photography

How to Succeed in Hollywood as a Muslim Woman Filmmaker

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App Tracks Saudi Women, Hosts Slammed

Saudi Women And Weightlifting

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UAE Officials Offer Support To Woman In Distress

Boom for Women In Business In UAE, But Few Reach Company Boards

Iraqi Women Artists Face Many Obstacles, Receive Little Support

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Syria Amends Civil Law Giving Women More Rights

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A Cafe Giving Hope to Women In Pakistan's Lyari

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Muslim, Christian Leaders List Evidences against Female Circumcision

Canadian Women Emerge From ISIS's Crumbling Caliphate

Jeddah’s Effat University Celebrates A ‘Female Success Story’

This Young Jewish Woman and A Young Muslim Woman Teach School kids About Racism

Is Australia Targeting Saudi Women Fleeing Oppression?

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Emirati Women Scale Significant Heights At All Fronts: Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak

Very few women nominated as mayoral candidates in Turkey’s local polls

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The rigidity with which we structure our filters is a problem, leaving us vulnerable to developing our own fundamentalist views camouflaged under buzz words like “freedom” and “equality.”...

While legal action is important, I firmly believe that education and awareness about the horrors of FGM is what works in the long term.  The first - and possibly most significant - of these misconceptions is that FGM makes a girl ‘pure’ and, thus, is encouraged by Islam and other religions.....

 

There are “valid concerns” about the power held by religious institutions, she said. But, refusing to work with Muslim feminists ironically leaves “wide open the most conservative within the Muslim community to define what Islam is…

 

On Zero Tolerance for FGM Day, Some Still Support Female Circumcision

Meet the Real Girl from Viral Pope Francis Picture in UAE

When Arab Women Are Ministers They Make Headlines

Female Golfers Should Avoid Any Further Saudi Sports Washing

FIFA Urged to Step in over Sexual Abuse Claims in Afghan Women’s Football Team

Teachers and Educators in Isfahan and Qazvin Hold Massive Protests

Activists Call For Regulation to Allow Women in Shelters to Vote

Suspects’ ‘Virginity’ Defense Stirs Public Outrage In Case on Turkish Woman’s Death

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FGM exists in other places including Colombia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with large variations in terms of the type performed, circumstances surrounding the practice and size of the affected population groups....

 

Mr. President,

While the world’s attention is focused on violent extremism practised by a section of Muslims, gross violations of human rights are taking place in various Muslim societies in the name of religion. In a South East Asian country, the Arabic name of God is monopolised by Muslims. Non-Muslims using the traditional term Allah for God are punished. In a South Asian Muslim country thousands of Hindu and Christian girls, many under the age of 18, are abducted, forcibly converted to Islam, and then “married” to their abductors. In a Middle Eastern country, courts allow marriages of as small as 9-year-old girls and force them to consummate their “marriage” and live with their husbands. In my own country, India, Muslim husbands can utter the word talaq, meaning divorce, thrice in a row, and legally throw their wives out of their homes in less than a minute.

While these are gross violations of human rights, they also amount to denigrating the religion of Islam. All these and many other similar social evils and criminal acts including terrorism are practiced as if they have been ordained by Islamic scriptures. This calls for deep introspection in the Muslim community. We Muslims should not allow our religion to be hijacked in this fashion.

Mr. President, I would like to make a request, through you, to the representatives of Muslim countries in the Council. Dear Sirs, Madams, Please start a serious dialogue with theologians in your countries and ask them to open the gates of Ijtihad, the creative re-thinking. This was not only permitted, but ordained by God, in Islam’s primary scripture, the holy Quran, as no other Prophet was to come after Mohmmad (saw). We Muslims must revisit our theology in the light of the needs of the 21st century. We are not living in the 7th century and can neither fight those early battles nor organise our societies in that medieval fashion....


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The Rise of the Female Imam in France?

Taliban Say Women's Rights to Be Protected Under Islam, But Must Not Threaten Afghan Values

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Quebec is not alone in passing its “secularism law.” France, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and some parts of Germany have all passed different laws, with different reasoning, aimed at controlling how Muslim women dress in public....

 

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One of the most enduring arguments to perpetuate female circumcision in Malaysia is that the way girls are circumcised here is a far cry from the savage mutilation experienced by girls in Africa. ...

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