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Al-Azhar Rejects Tunisia's Calls for Equal Inheritance for Women
Shahira Amin

“In Egypt, we need to follow Tunisia’s example by doing away with age-old traditions and social norms that are holding women back. What we need is a campaign to educate women about their rights and we also need to modernize the religious discourse. It is societal debate that paves the way for social change,”...

For Women, By Women: All-Female Madrasas Mixing Tradition with Science in Kerala

The Fashionable Woman in the Islamic Attire

Moroccan Beauty Queen Becomes Latest Victim of Sexual Assault

More Muslim Women Than Men File For Divorce in Bengaluru

Four Pakistani Women, Two Hindu And Two Muslim, Get Indian Citizenship

DAP To Field More Women Candidates in Sabah

Swiss Indict Woman for Attempting To Join ISIS in Syria

Majority Favour a Ban on Burqa in Public in Australia, New Poll Finds

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Besides Gender Justice, Triple Talaq Case Was Also About Separating Religion and State in Family Law
Indira Jaising

The chief justice of India, who authored the minority judgment, failed to separate state from religion when he elevated personal laws to the status of a fundamental right. What is more, he failed to understand that personal laws have no existence independent of the subject matter they govern. In this case, since they govern matters of family law, they are family law, nothing more, nothing less. This failure leads him to conclude that personal laws are part of the right to freedom of religion, a dangerous proposition by any reckoning....

In Controversial Move, Iran's New Female Vice President Ordered To Wear Chador

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Tamil Nadu: Kin of Woman Who Took To Islam Complains Against Activist

'We Women Would Work In the Oil Fields until 11 Pm'

Pakistan Women Festival Honours Women, Speculates On Their Issues

Malala Yousafzai Calls Kulsoom Nawaz to Inquire After Her Health

Iran to Disqualify Female Teachers 'With Too Much Facial Hair'

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Oppressive Personal Laws Aren’t the Only Thing Standing Between Muslim Women and Happy Lives
Farah Naqvi

The celebrations in the air seem to disingenuously suggest that oppressive personal laws are the only thing standing between Muslim women and happy lives. Rubbish. Sixty-one years of a reformed and codified Hindu personal law has not exactly made Hindu women the poster girls of empowerment. Though the intent is noble, the nation cannot swoop in to save the Muslim woman, while Muslim communities are simultaneously being brought to their knees....

Divorce Rate of Muslim Women Is Twice the National Average of India

'Sacrifice Yourself for Islam, Senior Clerics Told Me,' Says Shayara Bano

Triple Talaq Verdict: ‘It’s Eid for Indian Muslim Women in Country

More Indian Muslim Women Grappling With Mental Health Issues Will Now Seek Help, Say Psychiatrists

Emirati Women Scale New Heights in Aviation

We Are Unstoppable, Says Emirati Figure Skater

Saudi Women Need Equal Rights

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In India, Muslim men have been able to end their marriages by saying the word “Talaq” — Arabic for “divorce” — three times. They could do this in person, by letter or even over the phone. By contrast, a Muslim woman in India seeking a divorce must generally gain the permission of her husband, a cleric or other Islamic authorities. The method of divorce was available only to men, who in many cases ousted their wives from their homes without alimony or other financial support....

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3.  The Process for Divorce in the Quran

 

Three Judgments, Three Takeaways
Faizan Mustafa

The constitution Bench of five judges, belonging to five different religious communities, took more than three months to author its 395-page judgment on triple divorce. The historic verdict marks a red-letter day for gender justice in India. However, even judges who held triple divorce unconstitutional based their decision on arbitrariness rather than on the discriminatory nature of triple divorce. Thus, gender justice was not the basis of the majority judgment.....

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1.  Triple Talaq Must Be Invalidated Constitutionally and Criminalized – Inclusion of Prohibitive Clause in Nikahnama Could Allow Its Perpetuation by Defaulters

2.  AIMPLB Advocates Of Instant Triple Talaq Are Gender Terrorists And Traitors Of Islam And May Be Sued For Human Rights Violation Under Cover Of Religion

3.  The Process for Divorce in the Quran

Tunisian President Calls for Gender Equality in Inheritance Law

In Article 21, the Tunisian constitution stipulates that “all citizens, male and female, have equal rights and duties, and are equal before the law without any discrimination.” Article 46 states: “The state commits to protect women’s accrued rights and works to strengthen and develop those rights. The state guarantees the equality of opportunities between women and men to have access to all levels of responsibility in all domains.”...

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This Muslim Woman Teacher Says 'Plucking Eyebrows' Is Haram

No To Easing Polygamy, Pakatan’s Women Wing Tells Kedah

Women in Small Muslim Sect Say They Have Had FGM in Canada

Love Rules: Woman in Burqa, Hiding From Mother, Creates Scare at Delhi Airport

Bangladeshi Women Fight for Gender Equality

Shah Bano Case: A Milestone in Muslim Women's Fight for Justice

Saudi Man Divorces Wife for 'Walking Ahead'

Female Saudi Biker Hopes to Break Vicious Cycle

Women Sports Need Same Gender Coaches, Trainers to Excel

Born In Amritsar Jail, 11-Year-Old Girl May Soon Go Home To Pakistan

Iran Holds First Women in Science Award

UN Report Urges Justice for Iraqi Women, Girls Abused By IS

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Muslim Women Blend Yoga with Quranic Recitation in Vadodara

The Online Abuse Hurled At Malaysia's Muslim Women

Beyond Borders: Expat Women Celebrate India, Pakistan Ties

Why Is Feminism So Quiet About Muslim Women Who Refuse To Wear The Hijab?

Women Suicide Bombers Kill 27 in North-East Nigeria

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India’s Pioneering Women Qazis Ask Muslim Men: Have You Read the Quran?
Adrija Bose

The job of a Qazi has been an exclusive male preserve till recently in India, as it is in most parts of the world. In recent years, activists and organisations within the Muslim world have pushed for the inclusion of women as Qazis, and pushing against patriarchy and orthodoxy, more women have taken to the vocation in recent years.....

The Woman Question in the Subcontinent
Nyla Ali Khan

Nationalist discourse creates the dichotomy of the inner/ outer in order to make the sanctity of the inviolable inner domain look traditional. Nationalist writers assert that as long as the inner or spiritual distinctiveness of the culture is retained, a postcolonial nation can make the required adjustments to cope with a modern material world without losing its essential identity. The result, however, is not the orderly process of modernisation but rather the continued immiseration of women.....

 

Kerala’s Muslim Women Turn to Mosque Administration

Girl Substantiates Willing Conversion to Islam by Reciting Kalma in Pakistan Court

Remedy for Triple Talaq Lies with the Constitution

Aafia Goes Without Mention on Humanitarian Day

Montreal Opposes Law That Forces Muslim Women to Remove Burqas

Islamic Girls’ School Has a Lesson for All

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

State Orders Muslim Women to Tie Head Scarves in 'Tajik' Way

Islamabad High Court Orders Protection of Girl Who Embraced Islam

Women’s Manifesto for Political Parties Launched

Kabul Garrison Opposes With Aryana Sayeed Concert over Security Threats

A View From The 1950’s Into Sudan’s Leading Women’s Activist

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Want To Live As Muslim, Kerala Woman Tells Activist

More Than Religion, Society Needs Humanism: Muslim Woman Who Married Paralysed Dalit under Fire from Kin, Community

Women Slowly Break Barriers in Bangladesh

Afghan Female Singer's Video Draws Threats and Praise

Meet the Female Soldiers in Syria and Iraq Fighting For Gender Equality As Much As Freedom

Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women among Most at Risk In Yemen's Cholera Outbreak

Iran: Tehran’s Friday prayer leader stresses confronting women in cars

Iran: Arrest of 64 Girls and Boys by the IRGC in Isfahan

Iran: 25% of Imprisoned Women Are Detained On Drug-Related Charges

Iran: Scholars oppose plan to raise women’s age of marriage

Iran: Qazvin's Prosecutor Threatens Women over Mandatory Veil

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

For a Yazidi Woman, Justice for ISIS Crimes Is Still Elusive
Somini Sengupta

If the most powerful countries in the world cannot hold accountable those who are accused of enslaving women for sex, beheading their perceived enemies, turning children into suicide bombers and carrying out what an international panel believes could be an act of genocide against the Yazidi people, what is the very notion of international justice good for?....

 

At Islamic Seminary That 'Converted' Akhila to Hadiya, Love Jihad Has no Takers

After Jordan, Lebanon Repeals ‘Marry the Rapist’ Law

Substantive Female Representation in Civil Service Pakistan

Hyderabad: 16-Year-Old ‘Made’ To Wed 65-Year-Old Omani Sheikh

Pauline Hanson Turns Up To Parliament in Full Burqa

Saudi Women-Based Company Fixes 18,000 Mobile Phone Sets

Fostering Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

American Drone Warrior Saved Woman from ISIS

ISIS Appoints Brit Female Doctor as Head of Iraq Health Department

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Surayya Badruddin Tayyabji: The Woman behind Indian National Flag
Surayya Badruddin Tayyabji

Surayya is the reason that saffron, white and green colours fill us with patriotic admiration. As the historian wrote ‘ … Originally the tricolour was to have contained the spinning wheel symbol ( charkha) used by Gandhi for his party symbol ….after much persuasion Gandhi agreed to the wheel because Emperor Ashoka was venerated by Hindu and Muslim alike ..’ . The credit goes to this great Muslim woman of Hyderabad. It is high time we appreciate her effort in designing our flag....

In A First, Yari Road, Mumbai, Mosque Opens Door to Women Ulema

Saudi Arabia Approves Four Decisions in 10 Days to ‘Boost Women’s Rights’

Al-Azhar Rejects Tunisia’s Call for Gender Equality in Inheritance

Saudi Female Surgeon Named Goodwill Ambassador for Orthopaedics Society

3 Female Suicide Bombers Kill 28 In Nigeria

Picador Pre-Empts Essay Collection by Muslim Women

UAE to celebrate 'Emirati Women's Day'

The Female Face of Islamic Law in Malaysia

PM Modi Pledges Support to Women Fighting Triple Talaq

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Pakistan Is On the Verge of Becoming an Ideal State for Men
Ayesha Gulalai

Pakistanis could have made history this time by being on the side of a victim — one of the thousands — who chose against staying silent and suppressing her identity, her pain, and trauma she felt. But this time, yet again, a rule resonated in society that a man can never be so wrong in dealing with a woman who has a devil inside her heart always and because of whose sins humans were thrown out of heaven.....

Hijab-Clad Toon in Road Safety Books Removed Over Accusations of ‘Sexualisation’

Hijab-Clad Toon in Road Safety Books Removed Over Accusations Of ‘Sexualisation’

Michigan Woman Accuses Pastor Of Sexual Assault During In-Home ‘Anointing’ Visit: Reports

Breaking the Code: How Women In Nigeria Are Changing The Face Of Tech

Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe to Appear in Court in South Africa over Alleged Hotel Assault

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Europe: Burkini War Continues
Soeren Kern

Those in favour of the Burkini argue that women should be allowed to wear whatever they choose. Critics of the garment say it is an Islamic religious and political symbol which impedes integration and is incompatible with the liberal principles of secularism and gender equality. In recent months, the debate has added another dimension: public health and hygiene.....

 

Child Marriage Is a Major Global Issue, Not Just an Arab Problem

Female Saudi Fitness Coach Reveals Secret to Her Success

AUB a Partner in International Conference on Arab Women in Computing

Women Leaders Are Qatar's Pride

Female Palestinian Attacker Tries To Stab Ultra-Orthodox Man but Misses

Moroccan Video Sparks Debate on Sexual Harassment

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Turkey’s Attacks on Women Wearing Shorts

Mangaluru Facebook Page Targets Muslim Girls for Tying Rakhis

Worrying Signs: 4m Saudi Women Have Passed Age of Marriage

First Saudi Female Head Chef in Riyadh Hotel

Iran: Female Islamic Guidance Patrol Set Up To Crack Down On Women in Qom

Muslim Woman Creates ‘Hijab-Grabber’ Defence Move

Moroccan Video Sparks Debate on Sexual Harassment

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