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Islam, Women and Feminism

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)

 

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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

Arab and African Businesswomen Gather in Marrakech

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

UAE Committed To Protect Children and Women in War Zones

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

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!

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

“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

Riyadh to Host First Gulf Women’s Football Tournament In March

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

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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

‘Asia Bibi Still Can’t Leave Pakistan’, Claims Friend

App Tracks Saudi Women, Hosts Slammed

Saudi Women And Weightlifting

HRDF Sets 3-Year Limit For Women Transport Service

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

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Syria Amends Civil Law Giving Women More Rights

Pakistan Women's Rights Activist Released From Detention

A Cafe Giving Hope to Women In Pakistan's Lyari

Khatija Rahman, AR Rahman's Daughter, Has Now Opened Up On Facebook to Defend Her Father

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?

60 women complete 5-day trek from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain

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

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

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

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

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

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....

 

Bohra Muslim Women Want FGM Issue in Poll Manifestos of Parties

What Is Female Genital Mutilation And Where Does It Happen?

Saudi Arabia Grants Women Right To Serve as Privates at Security Institute

Under-15 Marriages In Ilam Amounted To 94 In Nine Months

Labour Child Girls Are Physically And Sexually Abused By City Agents

KAUST Hosts Female-Led ‘Hackathon’ To Create Mobile Apps for Smart Cities

A New Chapter Has Begun For Female Arab Writers

Over 40,000 Women Die Of Breast Cancer Annually In Pakistan

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The Rise of the Female Imam in France?

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

Pope Francis Acknowledges Priests and Bishops Have Sexually Abused Nuns

Niqab-Wearer Bakes Halal Mooncakes for CNY, Sales Rocket and Good Fortune Follows

We Are Not a ‘Political Tool’: Afghan Women on Taliban Talks

What These Muslim Activists Found at the Women’s March

After Surviving Daesh Militia, Yazidi Women Ask To Go Home

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

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....

 

Iran Women Explore Futuristic Options, Burying Old Barriers

Arab Women Take Active Role In Promoting Tolerance

World Hijab Day Celebrated In Solidarity with Muslim Women

How A Muslim Tried To Help His Christian Wife Attend Papal Mass in UAE

S. Africa Marks Hijab Day, Calls For Global Tolerance

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Hadiya Case: NIA Breaks New Ground by Questioning Couple over WhatsApp

Saudi Women Conquer Jeddah Streets on Bicycle

Visual Artist, Shahida Ahmed, a British, Inspires Women

Saudi Arabia Holding Women in 'Torture' Conditions, Say UK Mps

Saudi Has To Free Woman Activists for Business As Usual

Iran Women See New Opportunities alongside Old Barriers

‘Remove The Burqa’: Female Tradie Named as One Nation’s Star Candidate for NSW Election

Malaysia Must End Female Genital Mutilation — Asian Pacific Resource and Research Centre For Women

Iran Women See New Opportunities alongside Old Barriers

Rouhani's Former Deputy Says His Government Has Failed Women

Teachers In Khuzestan Protest For Their Rights Once Again

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

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. ...

We Need Anti-Discrimination Laws Not Dress Codes, Women’s Groups Tell Putrajaya

World Hijab Day Celebrated, Muslim Women Appeal To End Islamophobia

In Northern Nigeria, Drug Abuse Remains A Problem Among Women

Raya Hassan, First Female Arab Interior Minister

Sufi Women Urge Warden Of Qarchak To Observe Prison Rules

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

‘For Arab Women, It’s War inside and outside’: Activist and Writer

World Hijab Day in New York Aims To Raise Awareness about Women Who Frequently Face Discrimination for Wearing Headscarf

After Joining Islamic State Aged 15, German Woman Asks To Go Home

Lebanon Appoints First Female Arab Interior Minister

'We Never Want To Go Back': Afghan Women Fear Cost Of Peace Under Taliban

Muslim Women in Ireland Urge Non-Muslims to ‘Look Beyond the Veil’

Malaysian Women Mark World Hijab Day

London Celebrates World Hijab Day

Saudi Woman Activist Israa Al-Ghomgham Spared Death Penalty: Rights Groups

Shaikh Mohammad Pays Tribute to Women Everywhere

Record Number of Women in Lebanon Cabinet

Suicide Of Young Women In Iran Indicates Pressure On Women, Girls

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

This day allotted to the Hijab – a regressive, patriarchal and cumbersome garment – has been observed every February 1 since 2013. The farce has spread to many nations now. The objective is to normalize the Hijab amongst Muslims and to exhort non-Muslims to accept this as an undeniable symbol of Islam....

 
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