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Islam, Women and Feminism

Gender Discrimination: NUST, Islamabad, Bars Women from Smoking Areas

Marry Muslim Women and Convert Them, VHP Advice to Bengali Hindu Men

37% of Arab Women Have Experienced Violence, UN Workshop Hears

Muslims of Nigeria in Lagos State, Blow Hot As Principal Ejects Students for Wearing Hijab to School

Tunisia Prompts Debate on Equal Inheritance Rights for Women

Underaged Muslim Girls Deserve To Be Protected By the Law, Too: Dr Wan Azizah Wan

These Are the 5 Bahraini Women on Forbes Power List

Four Women Arrested In Shiraz, Iran, For Their Faith

'Mother At Work' Project To Empower Turkish Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Harassment Is a Forbidden and Deviant Behaviour, As It Encroaches On the Privacy, Freedom and Dignity of Women: Al-Azhar

“Al-Azhar says it offers a balanced religious discourse, but I do not see it. Al-Azhar continues to uphold Talaq and to differentiate between men and women in inheritance, which is biased against women, in my opinion,” she said. She added, “Al-Azhar has started to react positively to harassment, which is a very troubling issue to women. I believe the institution should continue to be involved in women’s affairs and open a door for dialogue with more women’s associations and civil society organizations. Al-Azhar ought to also offer a religious discourse that promotes women’s values and does not undermine their dignity.”...

 

Saudi Women Put On Boxing Gloves for Sporting Glory, Self-Defense

Iranian Mother 'Marched Teenage Daughter to GP for A Virginity Test after Finding Her with Secret Boyfriend'

Hyderabad: Students Deplore Forced Burqa Removal

Pakistani Women Use Internet To Smash Patriarchy And Be Free

Baha'i Women Continue To Get Deprived Of Education In Iran

European Rights Court Slams Belgium on Headscarf Issue

161 Saudi Women Get Training In Aviation Security

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

West Yorkshire Police Force Unveils More Modest Uniform for Female Muslim Officers

Most Western Europeans Favour At Least Some Restrictions on Muslim Women’s Religious Clothing

Teenage Girl Marries 44-Year-Old Man in Kelantan

Somalia: Laila Elmi Becomes First Muslim Woman to Be Elected to Sweden's Parliament

Nike Becomes First Major Brand to Launch 'Sporting Hijab' For Women

First Certified Saudi Female Lawyer in Al-Qassim Aspires To Be a Judge

‘Madrasa Experience Helps Muslim Girls Expand Aspirational Horizon’

Meghan Markle Collaborates With Muslim Women for Charity Cookbook

Women's Universities Come Under Scrutiny for Tightening Regulations

Study Reveals Choices of Non-Working Emirati Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

British Muslim Women Shaping Profound Changes within Muslim Communities
Sadek Hamid

There is also a growing and vibrant creative culture driven by Muslim Women that includes musicians, poets and film-makers expressing themselves through art, and raising political consciousness. Sukina Abdul Noor and Muneera Rashid, dubbed the 'Hip-hop Hijabis' have been at the cutting edge of British Muslim spoken word poetry, and Rabiah and Sakinah, aka the Pearls of Islam, write and perform a range of styles that includes rap, folk, soul and Nasheed songs.....

Student in Texas Illustrates Book Celebrating Muslim Females

Father Creates Dolls to Help Young Muslim Girls Connect To Their Identities

Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Arrives In Pakistan

Why Aussie Muslim Mum Backs the Burqa Ban

UAE Expats among 100 Most Influential Women In Middle East

UK Police Drop 18 Month Terror Probe into Hate Preacher’s Wife Who Was Filmed Promoting ISIS and Abusing ‘Filthy Jews’

Adelaide Woman Found Guilty Of Being a Member of Islamic State Terrorist Group

Huge Potential for Saudi Women In Environmental Field

Saudi Arabia’s Hail to Have Women-Only Hotel Soon

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Maryam Matar Aims To Be the First Arab Woman to Be Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

Unmuting the Tabooed: FGM and Muslim Women’s Rights

When a Bohri Muslim Girl Married a Buddhist

'Covered: Celebrating Muslim Women' Opens At Art Sanctuary at Philadelphia

Predicament Persists For Women Students at Jazan University

PTF Council Includes Female Duo to Promote Tennis among Women

Why Do Some Yazidi Girls Held Captive By ISIS Choose Not To Return Home?

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

All Four Women, Speaking at the Forum, Agreed Polygamy Was ‘Written By God'

Religious Obligation: Drive for Women Right to Inheritance in Pakistan

Muslim Woman in Kansas Prison Faces Harassment, Religious Abuse

For Lebanese Women, A Beach Of Their Own

Multi-Million US Program Finds Jobs for Just 55 Afghan Women, New Report Says

Officials Free Lebanese Woman Jailed For Insulting Egypt

Somalia: Women Claim Their Place in Somalia's Politics

Sudanese Female Artist Draws Graffiti for Yemen's Peace

Boko Haram Leader 'Killed By His Closest Lieutenants' For Releasing Dapchi Girls

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Ideological Coercion: Enforcing Islamic Hijab in Iran
Shima Silavi

The rule of hijab in Iran keeps women in a more subordinate position. Every time they leave home they are forced to adjust their taste in clothing according to the criteria set out in the law, otherwise facing the consequences either through the police force or ordinary citizens. The way people choose to cover and dress themselves results from a mixture of factors that involve religion, culture, tradition and the environment but when the state abuses its power to change the natural course of development in society, it is no longer a cultural production, instead entering the ideological and political field....

 

Islamist Opposition Party’s Women’s Wing Warns Pakatan Supporters Not to Question Islam

Underage Marriages of 2,250 Girl Children Just In Khuzestan Province of Iran

Saudi Women Passport Officers: We Have a Sense of Great Responsibility

PAS VP Says Risky For Women to Share Loos with Transgenders

‘98 Per Cent Pakistani Women Unaware of Using Emergency Help-lines’

Empowering Women to Empower a ‘New’ Pakistan

Bahrain Making Big Strides in Women’s Empowerment

Morocco Introduces Law to Combat Violence against Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Airline to Hire Female Cabin Crew for First Time in Kingdom's History

Women's Fashion in Afghanistan Goes Beyond the Blue Burqa

Geneva Seminar Discusses Women's Rights Issues in Egypt

Kansas Prison Harassing Muslim Woman: Rights Group

Turkey Funds Revival of Female Islamic Preachers in Kosovo

Muslim Woman Says Transportation Security Administration Subjected Her to Inappropriate Search

EIPA Signs MoU with Arab Women’s Council

Flynas Seeks To Teach Saudi Women to Be 'Future Pilots'

Morocco Introduces Law to Combat Violence against Women

VHP in Bengal Issues Dos and Don'ts on 'Love Jihad', Alleges Muslim Men Paid To 'Lure' Hindu Girls

Young, Enthusiastic Saudis Embracing Garment Sector

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Chief Rabbinate Disqualifies the Very Term ‘Rabbanit' and 'Female Rabbi'

In recent decades, Torah study by women has grown increasingly acceptable, with many serving as teachers, community leaders and spiritual guides. However, the learned women cannot be officially ordained as rabbis because the Chief Rabbinate has a monopoly on ordaining rabbis in Israel and it refuses to let women take the required exams. Absent the Rabbinate’s approval, many institutions of religious learning and progressive Orthodox rabbis have begun bestowing the title “Rabbanit” — the female form of the Hebrew word for rabbi...

 

Turkish First Lady Receives Humanitarian Service Award

Zakira or a Female Reciter and Preacher, Shyrose Jaffer Dhalla in Mumbai to Convey the Message of Muharram

Kulsoom Nawaz Death: Former Pakistani First Lady Dies in London

Various Women Sectors Participated In Protests in Tehran, Other Cities

Nasrin Sotoudeh Protests Execution of Kurdish Political Prisoners

Malala Expresses Condolence on Kulsoom Nawaz’s Death

Student Killed in Twin Bomb Attack near Afghan Girls' School

UAE to host Forum of Arab Women’s Council

Under Maya Morsi's Chairmanship, Women’s Rights Seminar in Geneva Takes Off

Five Women among 6 Come Under Acid Attack in Lahore

She Saved A Pregnant Woman’s Life And Now Works To Make Childbirth Safer For All Afghan Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Two Holy Mosques Appoint 41 Women in Leadership Positions

Hijab-Wearing Majiziya Breaks Stereotypes in India

3 Women Named Directors of Health Centres in Makkah

Women Should Take Top Jobs in Iraq’s New Gov’t: UNAMI Chief

KSA Arrests Man over Breakfast Video with Woman

Thakurgaon Woman’s Life-Changing Handicrafts Venture

For Lebanese Women, This ‘Ladies Beach’ Is Less Luxury and More Utility

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Islamophobic Fear of Muslim Women in Burqa
Dr Robert D Crane

The first category of the Maqasid provides ontological guidance, consisting of respect for religious freedom (Haqq Al Din); for the sacredness of the individual person (Haqq al Nafs), including right to life; for the sacred nature of the derivative communities from family to nation to humankind and beyond (Haqq Al Nasl), including communitarian pluralism; and for our physical environment (Haqq Al Mahid, from Wahda or oneness)....

 

In Welcome Move, Jeddah Mayor Places Women in Prominent Roles in Municipality

Report Reveals 76% of Islamophobia Attacks in Belgium Target Women

Turkey's First Lady to Get Humanitarian Service Award

We Look Forward To Bringing Change and Serving the Public, Say Saudi Female Passport Staff

Iranian Women to Face Further Suppression In The Upcoming Month

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

A Hijab-Wearing Muslim Bodybuilder Breaks Stereotypes in India

Pakistan:  Man Murders Daughter, Son-In-Law And Grandsons Over 'Honour': Police

Stranger Than Fiction: 15-Year-Old Girl Is Youngest English-Language Saudi Author

Pakistan’s Envoy to Italy Accused of Sexually Harassing Female Officer

Malala Yousafzai, Justin Trudeau Meet to Discuss Women Education, G7 GEAC Progress

New Female Chiefs Ready to Take up Roles beyond Women’s Affairs

In First, Saudi Football Club Includes a Woman in Its Official Fan League

Debate Heats up in Egypt over Women’s Inheritance Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

London Show Hosts the First Saudi Woman Specializing In Islamic Designs

Rajput Girl, Muslim Youth Commit ‘Suicide’ In Uttar Pradesh

Muslim Groups Call For Female Circumcision to Be Medicalised

Saudi Woman Breaks Stereotypes by Racing, Hoping To Manufacture Her Own Car

Malala Yousafzai Calls On Canadian PM to Talk About G7 GEAC

Only 8 Out Of 183 Female Candidates Made It to NA In July 25 Polls: ECP Data

Illiteracy Rampant and Growing among Iran’s Women And Girls

Arrests of Women Activists Continues In Iran, Rezvaneh Mohammadi

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Women Have Always Been A Part Of Islam... But We Lack Female Muslim Leadership
Lin Taylor

Relegated to the basement, silenced by the imam and barred from the front door, some Muslim women have had enough of male domination at the mosque and are setting up their own. From Copenhagen to Los Angeles, a handful of female mosques now cater to Muslim women who want their own place of worship, just as men have had through the ages....

 

'Daughters of the Emirates' Meet To Unleash Potential and Do Good

Shedding Light on Absence of Women Cadres in Egyptian Parties

Activist: Prison Conditions of Dervish Women Violate Iran Prison Laws

Moroccan judge holds first hearing in case of captive girl

Conference on Empowerment of Afghan Women Secures €2 Million Education Pledge, Calls for Enhanced Application of International Norms

Turkey Needs More and Better Shelters for Women: Charity

Syrian Refugee Women Still Struggle To Access Employment — Report

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Islam Shows Its Female Face with Rise of Women Mosques

Muslim Girls in Selangor Can Only Wed Once They Turn 18

British-Pakistani Becomes First Hijab Wearing Model to Enter Miss England Finals

Indonesian District Bans Men and Women from Dining Together

Danish Police Fine Turkish Tourist for Wearing Face Veil

Black Days Ahead For Bangla Expatriates In Abaya Shops

Report: 41 Women Killed In Domestic Violence In Turkey In August

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

290 Saudi Females Enrol for Passport Security Staff Training

Hijab-Clad Kat Heads Iran Women's Team Aims To Make It Asia's Football Powerhouse

Bumpy Road Ahead For Egypt's First Female Coptic Governor

The World Is Failing Women and Girls Whose Bodies Have Been Weaponised

Biased Attitude towards Muslim Women Negation of West’s Women Rights Claim: Jamaat-e-Islami

Man Accused of Insulting Emirati Actress for Backing Saudi Driving Ban Lift

Bangladeshi Embassy Workers in Saudi Accused of Abusing Tortured Maids

Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Calls for Steps to Ensure Women’s Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The Headscarf Has Evolved From a Spiritual Basis of Modesty and Equanimity to a Symbol of Political Identity
Rafia Zakaria

Young British Muslim women like Iftekhar are welcoming her choice, mainly for two reasons. First, it does away with the myth that Muslim women who wear the headscarf are forced to do so, making the garment a symbol of submission. Second, in increasing the public visibility of the headscarf by wearing it on the stage of a beauty pageant, Iftekhar is making a claim on inclusion and the fact that British Muslim women, including those who choose to cover their hair are an indelible and visible part of the British social fabric....

Pakistani Women Still Face Barriers in Their Patriarchal Society
Shagufta Gul

Hence, engaging women in a counter narrative against extremism and terrorism is as important as it is for the male population. Women from the most socio-economically vulnerable groups tend to be restricted to their households and are uneducated; this makes them more vulnerable to extremist ideologies. This, plus all the fake-news on the internet, thanks to social media, threatens to radicalise a large number of women. The Pakistani state and civil society must take note of this and act accordingly....

 

No Woman Made the Cut for PM Khan’s Economic Advisory Council?

Many Saudi Women Begin Driving Their Children to Schools

Saudi Passport Office Begins Training First Female Recruits

Sindh Women Development Ministry to Help In Poverty Eradication

Progress Slow but Visible After Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Female Drivers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
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