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Islam, Women and Feminism

Men Who Don’t Cry Are Burdens on Everyone, Not Least the Women Who Must Endure These Stunted and Repressed Creatures
Rafia Zakaria

Many men reading this article will not acknowledge how they are imprisoned by the norms of masculinity and how the requirement of projecting constant fearlessness and (largely fake) bravado has bred a persistent feeling of inadequacy and insecurity. Pakistani society, and arguably the world at large, provides a limited vocabulary for such conversations or admissions. Just like women can be the enemies of other women, men can be the greatest hurdles in the path of other men.....


Mehriban Aliyeva: The ‘Kind Lady’ Of Azerbaijan
S. Rob Sobhani

“A country without woman is destroyed and remains helpless but in the hand of woman this world will only have bliss. She will exalt humanity.” This quote from Hussein Javid, the Shakespeare of Azerbaijan, sums up the cultural, economic and political rationale behind the recent appointment of Mehriban Aliyeva, the first lady of Azerbaijan, to the post of vice president....


Kerala Muslim Fanatic Wants Acid Poured On Woman's Face If 'She Barks Against Islam'

Violence Biggest Challenge Facing Women, UN Says

Algeria Women Footballers Wave Red Card At Stigma

Muslim Leaders’ Headscarf Advice for Women ‘Attack on Freedom’: Austrian Govt

First Lady Emine Erdoğan Calls to Fight Misperceptions about Muslim Women

Britain’s Jewish and Muslim Women Look for Common Ground - So Israel Is off the Agenda

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Inside Britain’s Sharia Councils: Hardline and Anti-Women – Or a Dignified Way to Divorce?
Homa Khaleeli

Subject to various conditions and restrictions, husbands can end the marriage simply by declaring they are divorcing their wife – known as a Talaq. A wife can also initiate a divorce (known as a Khula), and if the husband agrees, the marriage can be ended. If he contests it, a third party can dissolve the contract – which is where Sharia councils step in. Without the council rulings, the panel tell me, many women feel they are still married in the sight of God – even if they have had a civil divorce....


Two Female Pilots Fly Emirates A380 for International Women's Day

Malala Hopes Entire Next PSL Is Held In Pakistan

International Women Day to Be Observed On March 8

Hamas Cancels Public Holiday on International Women’s Day

5 Reasons Why Women Feel Safe in Dubai

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Vogue Celebrates Muslims in Special Feature on American Women

Meet the New Arab Emojis Perking Up Dubai's WhatsApp Chats

Meet the Muslim Women Inspiring a Modest Revolution.

BMC Polls: Muslim Women Corporators Make History in Mumbai

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Divorced Via WhatsApp, 2 Women in Hyderabad, India, Fight For Their Rights

Instagram Account Acknowledges Muslim Female Fighters

Muslim Women Win Right To Wear Full Body Suits in Amateur Swimming Competitions

From Rags to Riches: How One Bangladeshi Woman Defied the Odds and Made It

Dubai Girl Goes Bald To Support Cancer-Struck Mother

Vogue Celebrates Muslims in Special Feature on American Women

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ISIS Unveiled: The Story behind Indonesia’s First Female Suicide Bomber

Muslim Female Fighters Give Shout Out to Pakistanis

Rawalpindi Court Decides Case In Favour Of British Pakistani Woman

Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Vows To Facilitate Women Entrepreneurs

Use Women Cops at Polling Booths to Check Burqa-clad Voters: BJP to EC

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Any expert will tell you that taking on a new faith is a serious commitment and a serious decision. Any woman who does so to find a husband should understand that the problem isn’t religious identity, but the customs and way of life of her new husband and of his family. She must learn her rights as well as her responsibilities — both the Islamic (Sharia) and those traditional to the North Caucasus (Adat).  If the former are violated, she mustn’t hesitate to seek help. It’s worth remembering that Islam doesn’t only concern itself with women’s duties — but their rights, too....


Amina Mohammed Sworn In As UN Deputy Secretary-General

KP Transgenders Tortured To Death in Riyadh

Musharraf Tells Court Has 'Gifted' All Property to Wife, Daughter

PTV Female Anchor Resigns amid 'Harassment' Controversy

Mohaiyani to Become Maybank’s First Woman Chairman

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Bangladesh Child Marriage Law Sparks Criticism

Women, Child Migrants Raped, Beaten and Detained In Libya

UN Documents Nearly 1,500 Child Soldiers in Yemen

Teen Attending Trump Speech Sees Herself as Reminder That Muslims Are Americans

In conversation with Emirati women who have been making the country proud

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Muslim Girl Invited to Attend Trump’s First Address to Congress

Sindh Govt to Ensure Inclusion of Women in Electoral System

Pakistani Woman Among ‘10 Best Teachers in the World’

Nigeria: Girls Rugby Teams Shatter Stereotypes

The Beautiful Reason Why This Muslim Woman Is Running the Boston Marathon

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While extreme Wahhabist Islamist government regimes may preach that harsh laws preventing women from basic rights are encouraged by the Quran, what it really comes down to is one’s interpretation of the text. The Quran outlines one of the most egalitarian world-views, more so than any other monotheistic religion. There are multiple excerpts from the Quran that proclaim equality for the sexes...

Woman journalist says being targeted by Sudan Islamic hardliners

Hijab Is Not a Symbol of Misogyny

Woman Are Caned In Indonesia after Violating Strict Sharia Law

Pakistan’s Torchbearers: Women Who Carved Space for Themselves and Others

Sunderland Man Who Abused Muslim Woman Has Sentencing Delayed

Beaten Until They Collapse For The Crime Of Having Sex Outside Of Marriage: Man And

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Friesen had viewed figure-emphasizing clothes as symbols of an empowered 21st century woman, but she had never considered the other perspective. “I could be walking down the street with shorts up to here and a shirt cut down to here,” Friesen said, gesturing toward herself. “I would feel like an empowered, free woman, but that wouldn’t change the fact that the person next to me saw me as a piece of meat.”....


Placards identify burqa-clad woman for govt scheme
Placards identify burqa-clad woman for govt scheme

US: Hijab-wearing White House staffer quits Trump administration in 8 days

Female Iraqi reporter killed in Mosul offensive

Lindsay Lohan's sultry 'Inshallah' Instagram photo confuses her Muslim fans

Muslim Outfit Asks CBFC To Ban Lipstick Under My Burkha For Going Against 'Tenets Of Islam'

Sisterhood of the hijab: Fort McMurray women show solidarity with local Muslim community

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Nike Has Made Hijabi Women the Stars of Its Latest Advertising Campaign

Will Iraq Ban Unveiled Women From Holy Cities?

Women Freed from Islamic State Burn Face Veils, Smoke Cigarettes

Ban on Multiple Wives: Do Not Violate the Quran – Islamic Cleric, Daurawa Warns Sanusi

Women Aim To Build Harmony in Anti-Muslim Myanmar 

A Muslim Woman Tried to Work in Trump’s White House, Lasts Only 8 Days

South Asian women who live in UAE more at risk for diabetes, study finds

'I Am Not Latifa': Meet the First Female Saudi Superhero

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I was walking towards them, I looked in their direction, attempted to make eye contact to nod and say hello as I often do when passing people. They avoided my eyes, and eventually sent in my direction what I perceived to be a scowling look. This all happened within seconds by the way. I frowned and I asked myself, does the Muslim woman hate me?....


Should Triple Talaq Be Outlawed?
Anuradha Raman

But please don’t assume that the Quran does not condone Talaq. It has been described as one of the worst options to be exercised only under extenuating circumstances. It allows for an exit when the marriage breaks down but only under certain conditions. The Talaq-e-Ehsan, one form of divorce, is over a period of three months and it is only after the completion of the third month that you are no longer man and wife. The Talaq-e-Bidat or triple Talaq at one go allows the man to exhaust all the options at once....

'No Woman Should Have To Cover Her Head For Fear Of Offending Religious Values'

Chief Justice of Pakistan Takes Notice of Woman Trafficking Case in Rawalpindi

Empowering Women through Community-Driven Development in Pakistan

‘Lipstick under My Burkha’ Release Blocked By Censors in Pakistan

Beware! This Kind of Henna Is Harmful For UAE Residents

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Turkey Lifts Military Ban On Islamic Headscarf

Australian Muslim Leader Says Violence against Women a ‘Last Resort’ For Men

Bollywood Superstar's Mum Donates Dh55, 000 for Overweight Egyptian Woman, Eman

Can These Jewish And Muslim Women Cook Their Way To Understanding?

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Is Islam The Most Feminist Religion?
Bina Shah

I don’t like to make assertions that Islam is a feminist religion. I like to think of it as something even bigger than feminism: a system through which we humans achieve our full potential on earth as well as cultivating our relationship with our Creator. This is a struggle that applies to both men and women. How we run our affairs on earth can be influenced very positively by feminism. ..

Triple Talaq: India's Battle against Three Words That Grant Instant Divorce

Bavaria Pushes Ahead With Burqa Ban as Elections Loom

Syrian Girl Rescued From Under the Ashes

70% Callers to Helpline for Muslim Women Are Men Seeking Info on Triple Talaq

Manipur's First Muslim Woman Candidate to Work for Upliftment of Muslim Women

Dubai Woman Abused Her Parents As She Wanted To Be Independent

Meet Three Determined Dubai Women Who Run Their House

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Founder of World Hijab Day Shares What Wearing the Hijab Really Means For Women

Women Named To Head Saudi Bourse, Major Bank

Eastern Libyan Ban on Women’s Travel without Male Guardian Mocked

Muslim Women Offer Sweet Alternative as Way of Getting To Know Neighbours

Palestinian Women Workers Abused In West Bank Colonies

Hina Shahnawaz's Murder Shows Pakistani Men Won’t Let Women Break Free Of Social Norms

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Hijabs and Modest Style Made a Powerful Statement at New York Fashion Week

‘Leave the Muslim Woman Alone’

Pak Female Journalists Demand Resolution of Their Problems

95% Muslim Women Unaware Of Personal Law Board: Study

Syrian Men Urged To Take Up Second Wife

ISIS Rapes and Tortures Sunni Arab Women Too: Human Rights Watch

Against All Odds: Pakistan-Born Woman a Leading Engineer At NASA

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