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Islam, Women and Feminism

A Husband for My Daughter
Fahd Al-Ahmadi

In our conservative society, a girl does not have many options when it comes to choosing her future husband. Of course, she and her family can reject the first and second proposals, but if they refuse the third her chances of getting married will thin out. She will have a reputation that she has been rejecting all possible suitors. The chances of girls getting proposals are not very high if not totally scant in Saudi society because of the segregation of sexes in public places....

 

Queen Elizabeth Related To Prophet Muhammad?

Islam Is A Feminist Religion - Denmark’s First Female Imam

Winking Forbidden In Islam, Says Fresh Plea in SC against Priya Varrier Song

Malala Is Building More Schools In Pakistan. That’s not Likely to Reduce Support for Extremism.

UN Women Delegation Calls on Ombudsman

Nigeria: 149 Women and Children Rescued From Boko Haram

Africa: Sudanese Football Team Coached By a Woman

Saudi Women Occupy 38% of All Jobs in Riyadh: RCCI

Saja Kamal: the woman tackling football in Saudi

Top Five Health Concerns Plaguing Women the UAE

New Radio Series Features Afghan Women Working To Change Their Communities

Women Push For Rights in Bangladesh’s Fashion Factories

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Fashion Show without Catwalks Promotes Modest Wear in Dubai

Dubai Hosts First NRI Summit on Women

Parachinar Woman Hopeful Opens Poll Office

Islamophobia in Texas: A Muslim Nurse Attacked By Violent Racists While Returning Home

Clothing Designer Seeks To Fill Need for Muslim Women

$5K Reward for Information On Man Who Attacked, Yelled Anti-Muslim Slurs At Woman

Rihanna's 'Fenty Beauty' arrives in Saudi Arabia

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Meet Majizhiya Bhanu, India's First Hijabi Bodybuilder

Shahira Yusuf: Meet the Black British Muslim Model with Big Ideas

Three Saudi Women Appointed In Newly Formed General Authority for Culture

Iran: Women Teachers Stage Protests in Tehran and Yazd

Syrian Women Remember 'Past before the Past' With Art

Iran: Highest Rate of Women’s Suicide in the Middle East

Austrian Muslims Condemn Hijab Ban Proposal

Pregnant Woman Allegedly Shot Dead By Brother Over 'Honour' In Khairpur

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

LHC Orders PIA to Ensure 10 Percent Quota for Female Pilots

Qatar Introduces National Military Service for Women

Muslim Woman Fights for Greater Participation of Females In Sports

Saudi Arabia Set To Host Its First Fashion Week

Women Lead Push For Rights in Bangla Fashion Factories

Seven Sudan Women Linked To Daesh Return Home

Strong and Brave Women of Iran Will Achieve Democracy – Sonia Hornery

Iran: 1.8 Million Women Declared Illiterate

Malaysian Woman, Fighting With IS In Syria, Wants To Come Home: Police

25 Women Killed In Turkey In March: Women’s Rights Group

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

From Malala To Parkland, Why Are The Victims Demonised?
Nesrine Malik

Last week she returned to Pakistan for the first time since she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman six years ago. Yet her visit was marred by a grotesque coordinated campaign, where private school teachers announced an “I am not Malala” day. Children were made to wear black armbands, hold up placards and sit through lectures on why Malala should be condemned....

 

Austria Proposes Headscarf Ban for Girls Fewer than 10

Anti-Talaq Bill Draconian: AIMPLB Women’s Wing

Actress Shireen Mirza Denied Accommodation for Being a Muslim in Mumbai

Female Deputy of Diyanet Seeks More Inclusion for Women

Bringing Muslim Women to Streets Is Against Shariah: Shahi Imam of Delhi

39 Saudi Women Licensed To Work as Lawyers

1643 Cases of Violence against Women Recorded In Sindh: Report

Egyptian Women Take On Men in Technology

Four Egyptian Women Listed In Top 5 Squash Player Rankings

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Hijab: A Very French Obsession
Rokhaya Diallo

In a country that views "the seduction of women" as an important aspect of its national identity, it is easy to understand why Hijabi women can attract criticism. In France, men who "seduce" are adored and admired as "Don Juans"; in such a context, one can imagine that women who voluntarily decide to withdraw parts of their bodies from public view can be perceived as subversive....

 

Pedalling Against Patriarchy: Pakistani Women Cyclists Send Message on Two Wheels

Saudi Fathers Honoured To Teach Daughters as Driving Ban Nears End

Jeddawi among All-Women North Pole Expedition Team

British Museum Trains Iraqi Women to Save World’s Oldest Bridge in Girsu

Muslim Women in UK Told To Hide Hijabs, Stay Indoors Ahead Of 'Punish A Muslim Day'

Thousands of Muslim Women Protest against Triple Talaq Bill in Mumbai

Female Suspect in YouTube HQ Shooting Was Iranian Animal Rights Protestor

Women Will End One-Man Rule in 2019: Republican People’s Party Leader

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Muslim Men Mobilise Women for Mass Rally against Triple Talaq Bill
Jyoti Punwani

The Oshiwara meet ended with women sobbing as a long Dua (by a man) bemoaned the fact that women’s tears had dried up and their hearts had hardened like those of men.   By the end of these preparatory meetings, the women were raring to go. Clear instructions were given: “Your men folk will guide you to buses which will leave from the nearest Masjid. Though exams are on, leave children at home. Let the men look after them. Carry water and Electral, but no plastic bags. Do not litter. Show the world that Muslims can be disciplined.  Above all, wear your burqa. There will be no slogans because Islam does not like women’s voices to be raised. If the media asks why you are here, tell them this Bill is against our religion, Shariat and our rights.”... 

6 Turkish Women Sentenced To Death For Joining IS

10 Pakistan Women to Showcase Their Talent in Australia

Iran: Marriage of Girl Children Promoted By State TV Serial

Islam Does Not Permit Women to Come Out In Public Spheres, Says Kerala Sunni Leader

Rampur: At Triple Talaq Bill Protest, Men-Women United By Cause & Faith, Separated By Gender

Not Captive to Political Cost-Benefit: AIMPLB Women Members Find Fault With President's Speech

Iran: Women Stage Protest in Shadegan, Khuzistan

Iraq condemns six Turkish women to death for ISIL membership: Judiciary

Islamic Development Bank Aims To Empower Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The Moon-Faced Lady’s Dargah
Rana Safvi

Her name was Chanda (moon), and Asaf Jah II, the Nizam of Hyderabad, gave her the title Mahlaqa Bai (moon-faced lady). She was born in 1768 to Mida Bai, also known as Roop Kanwar Bai. Her birth was a miracle as her mother suffered a miscarriage while on a pilgrimage to Koh-e-Ali. Shah Tajalli Ali, a scholar and sage who was accompanying her, immediately brought her a thread and some incense sticks from the shrine....

 

Big Cheers for Participants in Women’s Races in Jeddah

Women Pedal En Masse In Karachi, Lahore And Islamabad

Muslim Woman Wearing Headscarf Violently Attacked In US Hospital

Hijab Ban Attempt Is 'Racism Dressed Up As Liberalism', Teachers' Conference Told in UK

Muslim Women's Conference Tackles Taboos of Sex, Intimacy

Malala Says Her Return Shows Pakistan’s Success in War on Terror

Resistance to Ending Child Marriage Continues in Northern Nigeria

Lebanon Polls to Gauge Whether Society Ready For Women Representation

Iran: Woman Sentenced One Year for Protesting The Compulsory Veil

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Adequate examples to display this would be the passing of the first Married Women’s Property Act in 1882. Before this, British women were unable to hold property without the assistance of their husbands. Similarly, in the United States the basic right to vote was not given to women until 1920. During the start of Islam, Muslim women helped shape societal rules and regulations. Women in leadership positions are mentioned in the Quran on multiple occasions. Meanwhile, in America women of colour were not able to vote until the 60’s. Therefore, the time gap between when Islam gave women rights is significant when compared to popular Western nations....

 

'Back with Eyes Open': Malala Yousafzai Visits Pakistan District Where She Was Shot

First Beirut Film Festival Gives Voice to Arab Women

Facebook Picture Helps Afghan Woman Achieve Dream of College

Training Women in Countering Terrorism

Jordan Strikes Blow for Women’s Football across the Middle East in AFC Asian Cup

Alyasra Fashion to Establish Training Academy for Saudis

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Competes In Miss England

Islam Taught Me the Importance of Education: Malala

Teaching Union Criticises Ofsted Chief Over Hijab Ban for Young Girls

Women's Wing of AIMPLB To Hold Silent Protest Against Triple

Secret FBI Informant Drew Gun to Stop Trump-Backing Militiaman Shooting Muslim Women Dead In Street, Court Hears

Barmer Girl Weds Muslim, Family Alleges Love Jihad

Disappointed Pak woman returns home after failing to trace missing husband

Boko Haram Won’t Free Christian Schoolgirl Who Refuses Islam

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Will Pakistan Change Its Mind about Malala, or Continue to Think She’s A CIA Agent?
Reham Khan

During our meeting with Malala, my daughters immediately took to her; they were soon chatting away about showbiz and music like only teenage girls can. I had made this trip because I had recently been labelled an agent by the Pakistani media myself, and it struck me how horrible this child must have felt all these years. I was pleasantly surprised to find a bright undefeated spirit in this young girl, who was completely unaffected, by her celebrity status....

 

Private Schools Forced To Observe ‘I Am Not Malala Day’ On March 30

Have Dreamed Of Coming Back To Pakistan for Five Years: Malala Yousafzai

‘Future Is Ours,’ Saudi Women Tell Major US Policy Forum

Saudi Arabia: First Ever Arab Fashion Week to Be Held In April

Meet the First Arab Woman to Dive in the North Pole

Women Cast Vote in Dir LG By-Polls after Decades

‘Social Media Means All Women Can Now Become Entrepreneurs’

Iran: Child Benefit Deducted From Salary of Women Heads Of Household

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Malala Makes First Trip to Pakistan since Taliban Attack

First Women’s Yoga Centre Opens Doors in Gaza

Mumbai: Muslim Women Wing to Stage Protest against Triple Talaq at Azad Maidan on March 31

Islamic State and the Kidnap of Nigerian Schoolgirls from Dapchi

International Biennial Muslim Women Conference Opens in Kaduna Northern Nigeria

NCB, Sayidaty to Launch a New Award to Support Saudi Female Businesses

Turkish Gov’t Detains More Than 70 Women over Their Alleged Financial Support For Jailed Gülen Followers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Muslim Women Rally against Triple Talaq Bill in Rajasthan's Fatehpur

Gulf Female Sports Stars Set to Headline Dubai Women’s Festival

Arab Women Forum Launches in Saudi Arabia

First Female Traffic Patrols on Ras Al Khaimah Roads

Afghanistan’s First Female General Calls for More Women in Military

Afghan Women Join Anti-War Protest in Helmand, Plan to March to Taliban Base

Iran: Young Woman Sentenced To Imprisonment in Tabriz

Women Play to Win at US-Saudi Business Meet

Kindergarten teacher, Indira Gandhi, Nominated for US International Women of Courage Award

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

India: Women’s Groups Laud SC Decision to Examine Validity of Polygamy As ‘Progressive’

Muslim Women: Protect Our Marriages, Don't Criminalise Talaq-e-Biddat

Turkish Women Smoke for "Freedom" In Male-Dominated Society

Group of Women Help Forgotten Families in Syria

Saba Mahmood: The Lone Muslim Female Voice in Western Academia

Inspirational Afghan Mother Receives Full Support for Her Education Dreams

Report: Malaysia Has ‘Most Restrictive’ Laws on Female Foreign Workers

Meet Shadia Bseiso: The First Arab Woman to Sign with WWE

Putting Female Empowerment on the Runway in Saudi Arabia

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Failing Women and the Peace-Building in Syria
Malu Halasa

In a totalitarian regime where the government’s myriad secret services maintain several prisons for the tortured and disappeared in every Syrian city, resistance and self-knowledge are not on public display; these are cultivated inside hearts, minds, homes, schools and universities....

 

Iraqi Woman Who Saved 58 Young Men from ISIS Honoured By Melania Trump

11 Saudi Women Trained As Border Guard Inspectors

Muslim Girl Attacked For Riding with Hindu Friends

Odisha: Dalit Woman Who Converted to Islam Denied Property by Dead Husband’s Family

Nigerian Girls Reunited With Families after Boko Haram Kidnapping

289 Caught Taking Pictures of Women on Dubai Beaches

Iranian Female Sports Shooter Claims Gold in 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Dr. Hayat Sindi co-founded the “Diagnostics for All” organization at Harvard University in order to develop a new technological innovation that could change the lives of so many people across the world.  She played a large part in the invention of tiny, cost-efficient pieces of paper that can diagnose liver diseases when in contact with a drop of blood or saliva. These carefully crafted slips change colours depending on the diagnosis. Her invention could allow for the development of accessible and cheap ways to test HIV and AIDS....

 

South Korea to Fund Girls’ Education Project in Pakistan

48 Women from WB to Undertake Haj Pilgrimage without Male Guardian

Saudi Arabia Committed To Participation of Women in National Development

A Meeting of Women: Glimpses from a Small Italian Town

Save Our Girls: Change Comes From Below For Rajasthan's Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
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