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Islam, Women and Feminism

For Palestine's Sufis in occupied Nablus, every week, women gather around Iman Abu Mariam, a female cleric, referred to as a Sheikha in Jabal Jarzeen in the occupied city. They take part in a session remembering God and the beloved Prophet Muhammad....

 

Turkish women struggle to speak out over gender roles, sexual abuse and violence, demanding gender equality in families, academia, politics and the workplace.

 

One Hindu actor deciding to quit does not affect the prospects of that community. Hindus are a developed community as compared to Muslims. The ideas of social and religious reform run deep into this community. Muslims entered the modern age by opposing modern education while Hindus embraced it. Muslims are not at par with Hindus in any of the developmental parameters. And that’s why one Muslim Zaira quitting a promising career calls for a deeper introspection from within the community….

Istanbul Columnist Insulting Muslim Women Sentenced To One Year And Six Months In Prison

Yogyakarta State Schools Roasted For Obliging Students to Wear Hijab

Terrorist Groups Use Telegram to Groom Female Militants

Saudi Football Pro Who Had To Fight To Achieve Her Goals

Irish Woman Who Joined Islamic State Denies Training Young Girls As Fighters

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Picture of Indonesian Muslim Woman Shaking Hands with Pope Francis Goes Viral

152,000 Saudi Women Work In Construction Sector: SCA

Pakistan Coal Plants Help Women Make A Living

Afghanistan Women's Coach 'Disgusted' With FIFA President Over Abuse Scandal

Muslim Woman Masquerades As Hindu At Protest Over Mob Lynching

Women Working Under Deplorable Conditions In The Green-House Complex

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

In this case, the local Panchayat ordered for Mukhtaran to be gang-raped as a punishment for her brother’s alleged illicit relationship with a girl from a rival clan. The superior courts later acquitted the prosecuted for the crime, illustrating the failure of both the formal and informal system to dispense justice....

 Some took the opportunity to make terrible, flat memes about the relative freedoms of Hindu women over Muslim ones, relying on tired old images of Burqa-clad women shepherding lots of children down some vague street....

Jakarta Woman Accused of Blasphemy to Face Prosecution despite Mental Illness

Rapper Nicki Minaj to Headline Mega Music Festival in Saudi Arabia

Aal Asheikh: Thousands of Women’s Jobs in Islamic Affairs

Imam Says Trinidad Women, Children Who Left for Syria Are Not War Criminals

Telangana Muslim Marriage Welfare Association Offers Free Service to Poor Muslims Who Can't Bear Cost Of Marriage

'Wealthy From Prostitution': UK Home Office Advice on Trafficked Nigerian Women Angers Campaigners

Women Harassed Most In KP's Educational Institutes, Documents Reveal

Iran Equalizes Women’s Blood Money with Men’s

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Merhan Keller, the Dubai Model Was Trolled By Social Media Users after Speaking Out Against Amr Warda's Unwanted Advances

Singer Joss Stone Glorifies Niqab

For Afghan Women, Competing In the Olympics Is Only Part of the Struggle

Iran Women’s Football League Struggles against Obstacles

Muslim Women’s Body That Backed Modi Govt on Triple Talaq Slams ‘Inaction’ On Lynchings

Five Years after Kidnapping, Nigeria’s Chibok School Girls Fade from the International Scene

Mere Administrative Actions Cannot Be Treated As Sexual Harassment: IHC

Indonesian Mosque Council Condemns Woman Who Entered Bogor Mosque with Dog

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

It’s because of stuff such as this perhaps that the poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz had said."Sheikh Saheb Se Rasmo Raah Na Ki/ Shukr Hai Zindagi Tabah Na Ki (I did not engage with the religious sheikh/ Thank god I did not destroy my life)". Delhi’s very own Mirza Ghalib has several verses mocking the clerics so irreverence is a finely honed tradition among a section of South Asian Muslims....

 

There are many ways to get away with murdering a woman. It used to be easier: the killer could claim that it was an honour killing; the woman had brought shame to the family. The police were understanding, judges lenient, and the law itself provided loopholes by calling it murder of passion. ....

Dangal Star Zaira Wasim Quits Films: My Relationship with My Religion Was Threatened

For Afghan Women, an End To Illiteracy Is A Few Cellphone Calls Away – Thanks To A Made-In-Canada Plan

Can New US Strategy On Women, Peace & Security Give Women A Real Seat At The Table? Ask Afghan Women

Burkini Debate Reignited In France As Grenoble Women Defy Ban

Jaguar Land Rover Marks First Anniversary of Saudi Women Driving In Saudi Arabia

Women, Youth to Play Vital Role in UAE FNC Elections

How Industrialization Took Its Toll On Egyptian Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

As per the Quran, triple Talaq is the method of divorcing one’s wife. It involves saying Talaq once, this is followed by a period of time during which the intermediaries from both sides make efforts at reconciliation. If there is a failure in this, then the word Talaq is uttered the second time. Again, after this there is a period of time in which efforts at reconciliation are made by people from both sides and if those fail, then the third and final Talaq is uttered, leading to separation of the couple....

Dubai's Princess Haya Ditches Billionaire Ruler, Flees With £31 Million: Report

Aal Asheikh: Thousands of Women’s Jobs in Islamic Affairs

Pregnant And Alone: Syrian Women Fleeing Idlib Offensive Forced To Give Birth Outdoors

Women Empowerment Govt’s Foremost Priority: Pakistan PM

Reasons Why Some Women in Somalia Support Al-Shabaab and Terrorism

Burkini Dispute Shuts Down Public Pools In One French Town

Survey Reveals Positive Statistics on Attitudes to Gender Equality in the Arab World

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Women's Rights Activist Samar Badawi Appears In Court

‘Objection till the End of the World to Pass Triple Talaq’: Advocate Bader Sayeed

Shahrdari Bam Champions Of Iran Women’s Football League

The Religious Symbols Law Doesn't Make Muslim Women Vulnerable, Quebec Prime Minister Says

Gender Is No Joke for Arab Female Stand-Up Comedians in UAE

Regime Prison Ordeal Leads Syrian Woman To Help Others

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Pools in France Close after Women Defy Burkini Ban

The Legal Loophole of Religious-Only Marriages Is Trapping Victims Of Grooming And Forced Relationships

Major Fatima Isaacs a Senior Female Officer Charged Over Headscarf, Outrage In South Africa

Women’s Universities May Appear in Turkey for First Time

Free Self-Defence Class for Dunedin Muslim Women

Columbia Police Investigate Threat against Muslim Woman

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Stricter control of educational centres and essential sex education for children and their mothers are fundamental to strategies to protect the nation’s precious children from the most horrible cycle of abduction, rape and murder....

How a Former Child Bride Got A Fatwa Against Child Marriage

Iran May Scrap Ban on Women Passing Nationality to Children

France's 'Operation Burkini' Is About Treating All Women with Dignity and Respect

Children of Saudi Women Married To Foreigners Have Residency, Work Rights

Malala Makes 'Booksmart' Actors’ Day at Pakistan-NZ Match

Iraq Sentences Indonesian Women to Jail for Joining ISIS

Syrian Woman Recalls Regime Torture, Condition Of Women In Prisons

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Pakistan has a fertility rate of 3.6 births per woman, one of the highest in the world. Poorly educated, facing physical and sexual violence and with little to no access to information, Pakistan’s women are being asked to raise a new generation in a society that is already facing major resource constraints....

 

Tehran University Student Leila Hosseinzadeh Sentenced To 3.5 Years

Selling Sketches and Clothes, Libyan Women Set Up Businesses against the Odds

UN Report: Women Too Often Suffer Violence in Families

Children of Saudi Women Married To Foreigners Have Residency, Work Rights

Pakistan: How One Girl Overcame the Armed Men Who Blocked Her School

New Jersey Woman Sentenced For Supporting ISIS — Again

Muslim SANDF Major's Hearing Over Refusal to Remove Headscarf Set For August

Enterprise Closed Over ‘Disrespect Toward Women’

Syrian Woman Recalls Regime Jail Torture, Rape Threats

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Nikah is essentially a contract laid down in a ‘Nikahnama’ drawn between the husband and the wife. This contract can have conditions and has a compulsory ‘consideration’ (Meher) to be paid at the time of the marriage. This consideration is paid by the man to the wife, and can be at time waived off by the woman as per her own will. So the basic difference between a Hindu Marriage and a Muslim Marriage is that for Hindus, marriage is a divine sacrament whereas for Muslims, it is contract drawn between the husband and the wife....

Muslim Women Defy Ban to Swim In Burkinis at French Pool

Most Arab Men Would Accept A Woman As Their Country's Leader

Approval Of Arbitration Council Compulsory For Second Marriage: IHC

The Women Who Came Home: Kazakhstan Tries To Rehabilitate Islamic State Returnees

South African National Defence Force Major to Face Disciplinary Action For 'Refusing To Remove Her Headscarf'

Saudi Pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s First Flight Celebrated

Public Forum to Celebrate the Diversity Of Muslim Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

How Malika Favre’s Arab News Cover Image Of A Woman Driving Made Its Mark In Saudi Arabia

Saudi Justice Ministry To Launch Women’s Notary Departments

Behind The Wheel, A Year On: Saudi Women Savour New Freedom

Marriage Contracts Solidify Saudi Women's Constitutional Right To Drive

Aisha Ahmad Suleiman: 'People Tried To Stop Me Playing Polo'

One Woman’s Quest for a Driving License in Saudi Arabia

What Has Changed Since Saudi Women Started Driving?

For One Saudi Woman, New Driving License Is ‘A Well-Deserved Privilege’

Muslim Women Covered Their Faces Due To Open Economy – Muslim Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Justice Ministry To Launch Women’s Notary Departments

Minister Highlights UAE Women’s Strides in Cairo

Behind The Wheel, A Year On: Saudi Women Savour New Freedom

Dubai Women Establishment Reviews Past Projects, Future Plans

A Social Activist Files Police Complaint Against UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman On Account Of Wife Harassment

Saudi Writer Amina Al-Hasan Focuses On ‘Reality of Women’ Amid Social Change

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Kuwaiti Married Women To Be ‘Paid’ Monthly Salary Without Going To Office

Bahrain Named Among Top Ecosystems For Female Start-Ups

Owaisi Should Be Happy That 'Certain Protections' Being Made For Muslim Women: Member AIMPLB

12 Women Arrested In Oman For Participating In Immoral Activities

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
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