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Islam, Women and Feminism

They are women who bravely challenged misogyny and dictatorship, one in Iran, the other in Saudi Arabia. Those two nations may be enemies, but they find common cause in their barbaric treatment of women — and since they are trying to squelch and smother these two women, we should shout their names from the mountaintops...

 

Islamic State Women Defiant In Face Of Lost Caliphate

Students Try on Hijabs In Event Hosted By Muslim Student Association

Saudi Princess, Moudi Bint Khalid, Says Gender Balance Key to Reforming Society

Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal Lawmaker Says Will Seek Police FIR against Aurat March

Her Crime? Defending Women’s Rights in Iran

Iranian Women’s Football League In Deplorable Conditions

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Nike Star Ibtihaj Muhammad Attacks French Attitude To Sports Hijab

Sudan Court Scraps Lashes for Nine Women Protesters, Says Lawyer

U.S. Muslim Activist Saddened By Conflict over Women of the Wall

Women Key to Democracy: Turkish Minister

American Woman Stuck In Saudi Arabia Granted Residency after Years of Repression

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Al-Haqbani Becomes First Saudi to Sit On Board of Arab Women Foundation

Two Saudi Women Flee On Sisters’ ID

Daesh Girl's Family Begs UK to Show Mercy by Restoring Her Citizenship

3 Saudi Women Become KSA’s First Tour Guides

US Mother Bethany Vierra Refutes Media Claims She Is Trapped In Saudi Arabia, Says Her Residency Issues Were Resolved Promptly

Lebanese Young Artist Boosts Arab Women Empowerment through Art

'We'll Keep Fighting': The Afghan Women Eyeing Paralympic Gold

Kashmiri Professor Appointed Oklahoma Status of Women Commissioner

Former ISIL Women 'Losing Hope' After Belgium Court Refused Their Bid to Return Home

One-Third of Govt Jobs Set Aside For Women: HRC

Shaikha Jawaher Announces Women’s Summit Dates

Poverty Drives More Iranian Women to Commit Suicide

Protests Continue In Iran and Women Actively Participate

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The countries that have experienced war on a large scale have now grown into major exporters of war weapons. They call for peace among nations on the one hand, and promote cultures based on phobias and mistrust on the other....

 

Bangladesh Court to Decide On Freedom to Wear Burqas In Schools

Trial of Prominent Saudi Woman Activist, Loujain Al-Hathloul, To Start This Week

Erdogan Accuses Women’s March of Disrespecting Islam

In Muslim Malaysia, Uproar over LGBT Groups at Women's Day March

Like Mother, Like Daughters: Saudi Family Share A Passion For Music

Fox News Rebukes Its Star Host After She Questioned Ilhan Omar's Hijab

One-Third Of Govt Jobs Set Aside For Women: Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission

Here's How Afghan Women Are Trying To Empower Others in Society

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The oppressed-terrorist-bride complex is rampant within our societal infrastructures – and it’s still deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the supposedly reasonable “man on the Clapham omnibus”....

 

Saudi Arabia Celebrates International Women’s Day

Iranian Communities in Britain Celebrate International Women’s Day

Now, Saudi Women Can Work As Flight Attendants

Bupa Arabia’s Day Care Saves Saudi Female Employees SR52,000

Saudi Saleswomen in Bakeries And Sweet Stalls Lament Lack Of Support

Thousands of Women March For Equality In Karachi, Pakistan

Mujahid Shocked Women’s Day March Was Used To Promote LGBT

Lawyers Say Sudan Court Sentences Nine Women Protesters to Flogging

Gulf Women Have Come a Long Way

Regulations prohibit guardians from exploiting women under their care

Woman Biker Dedicates Ride To Brave Pakistani Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The word hijab is pre-Islamic, from the Arabic root H-J-B, which means to screen, to separate, to hide from sight, to make invisible. In the modern Arabic language, the word refers to a range of women’s proper dress, but none of them include a face covering.....

 

Wife of Jailed Qatari Royal: There Are No Human Rights In Qatar

Istanbul Police Fire Tear Gas At Banned Women’s Day Rally

Afghan Women’s Role In Civil Service Increases

Taking Away Inheritance Rights of Women Forbidden In Islam: Pakistan President

Women’s Quota in Police Jobs to Be Doubled, Says Sindh IG

Pakistani Female Senators Voice Concern over Women Not Given Their Due Rights

Sudan’s Bashir Orders Release of Female Detainees on International Women’s Day

Tunisia Divided Over Equal Inheritance For Women

Thousands March For Women's Rights, Gender Equality in KL

Bosnian Women Struggle To Return Female Relatives, Children from Syria

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

She said she was taken aback by mosques that isolated women, steering them to back doors and relegating the worshipers to basements or seats hidden behind screens. She gave up after one mosque directed the women to pray in a nearby garage....

‘Sky Is the Limit,’ Says Aisha Al-Mansouri, The UAE’s First Female A380 Pilot

Muslim Call Centre Gets Hundreds of Hate Calls for Promoting Hijabs on Billboard

Noura Bendali: The Muslim Dane Fighting Against Islamophobia

Islam Gives Great Importance to Women’s Rights: President Alvi

Ambala Youth to Tie the Knot with Sialkot Girl amid Indo-Pakistan Tension

Lawmaker Wafa Bani Mustafa Delivers A First For Jordanian Women

PM Khan 'Reaffirms Commitment' To Ensuring a Secure, Enabling Environment for Women

The Angel Giving Cast-Out Muslim Women with AIDS Hope for a Normal Life

Saudi Tadawul’s Female Chairperson Rings the Bell for Women Empowerment

Britain to Grant Jailed UK-Iranian Mother ‘Diplomatic Protection’

Saudi Ambassador to US Princess Reema Hailed As ‘Inspiring Figure’ For Female Empowerment

How Female Success Is Paving the Way for a More Progressive Saudi Arabia

Meet the Pakistani Women Who Say the Burqa Helps Them Be Better Journalists

Sudan Unions Call for Protests Ahead of Women’s Day

More Women Winning Seats in World Parliaments

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Amber's then-husband did not attend the hearing.  Instead, he tried to force her to return to the marital home by employing the restitution of conjugal rights (RCR), a legal mechanism under Pakistan's Muslim Family Law Ordinance....

 

Saudi Woman the First in the Middle East with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence

How Best to Celebrate Muslim Women's Day?

Saudi Women Taking Up Jobs At Justice Ministry

Muslim Women Can Jump: Defying Stereotypes in Sports

KSRelief Launches Pilot Project For Female Breadwinners In Yemen

London Rally to Demand Freedom for Jailed Syrian Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Human Rights Watch report has highlighted how every year 1100 women are killed in the name of honour in Pakistan. In addition to this, in the last couple of years, dozens of women have been killed in the name of honour but were declared as suicide cases...

 

American Woman, Divorced From Saudi Husband, Is Trapped In Saudi Arabia Because Of the Kingdom's Restrictions on Women

US Congresswoman Jackie Speier Confirms To Arab News Google Will Not Remove Absher App from Its Store

Moroccan Climber Inspires Girls to Conquer Fears

Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy Workshops To Focus On Saudi Women In Business

Chennai: BJP Uses Triple Talaq Ordinance to Win Over Muslim Women

Shenwari appointed as New Chief of Electoral Complaints Commission

Iran Lawyer Convicted After Defending Women Protesters

Iranian Forum Looks to Address So-Called 'Sexual Crisis'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

‘Child Marriages Must End To Avoid Cervical Cancer’: Pakistan University

Egypt: Grand Imam Endorses Monogamy as Fairness to Women, Children

Paperwork for Women without Guardian, Shoura Says No

Malala Writes Letters to PM Imran, Modi to Defuse Tensions

After Islamic State, Women Lead the Way in a Bold Democratic Experiment in Raqqa

Mahameed Becomes First Muslim Woman to Ride a Medical Motorcycle

U.S. Judge Declines to Fast-Track Lawsuit Brought By Alabama Woman Who Joined Islamic State

Emotional Reunion of Yazidis with Families after Escaping ISIS

Indonesia’s Aceh Whips Unmarried Couples after Hotel Raid

66 More Female Bangladeshi Workers to Return from Saudi Arabia

Iranian women’s development process unique: VP

'No Money, No Marriage' Sparks Duelling Social Media Campaigns

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

One example – widely discussed in international media – is the guardianship system. This system is the most potent demonstration of state intervention to enable and embolden male authority already present within the family unit....

 

Muslim Women Organisation Extends Financial Aid for Naamghar in Lakhimpur

Girl Power on Display at Calligraphy Exhibition

El-Moutawakel, Torch Bearer for Muslim Sportswomen, Winning Olympic Gold in the 400 Metres Hurdles at the 1984 Games

Emirates Chosen as Top Brand by Women In UAE, Apple Tops Saudi List

Freedoms Should Not Be Sacrificed For Peace, Say Afghan Women

Iranian Teachers Hold Fifth Round Of Nationwide Strikes and Sit-Ins

15 Egyptian Laws, Rulings That Protect, Support, Empower Women

Children of Converted Pakistani Muslim Woman Handed Over To Hindu Father

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Some scholars have held the opinion that it is an obligation to wear the face-veil while others have said a Muslim woman is not obliged to cover her face. For many Muslims then, the face-veil is rooted in Islamic tradition, but they will differ as to whether or not it is compulsory....

 

Hundreds Protest Against Child Marriage in Lebanon

Quebec City Muslim Women Hold Open Forum to Demystify the Hijab

Islamic State Women Say They Have No Regrets

The 40-Year Creative Journey Of An Emirati Woman Artist

Google Rules Saudi Women Control App Violates No Rules – Report

Masoumeh Askari, Retired Teacher Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Arabia to Put Detained Women Activists On Trial

Rohingya Women, Children Dropped Off By Traffickers in Malaysian Beach: Officials

Pakistani Church Speaks Out Against the Trafficking Of Women Used As Prostitutes By Chinese Husbands

NGO Launches Petition for Release of Syrian Women

Former Yazidi Captives of Islamic State Arrive In Iraq

'We Aren't Dangerous': Why Chechnya Has Welcomed Women Who Joined Isis

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Female Islamic Preachers Call For Women’s Rights, Contraception In Niger

Long Before Shamima Begum, Muslim Women Were Targets

Empowerment of women termed vital to promotion of peace

Remembering Morocco’s Touria Chaoui, First Arab Woman Pilot

NGO Launches Petition For Release Of Syrian Women

Yazidi Leaders Call For Help Finding Thousands Of Missing Women And Children Kidnapped By Isis

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Malala Urges Pakistan, India to Engage In Peace Dialogue

Bahrain Court Upholds Jail Term against Female Activist

Saudi Sisters Hiding In Hong Kong Face Imminent Deportation

UK Woman Setting Up Fitness Class for Muslims Threatened To Death

Underage Pakistani Girl Accuses Father, Uncle of Forcing Her into Marriage

French Sports Brand 'Decathlon' Drops Plans for Selling Runners' Hijab after Backlash

After ‘caliphate’ debacle, wives of militants cling to their children

Female Nurses In Iran Entangled In A Web Of Damaging Problems

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Riyadh Readies to Host Gulf’s First Women’s Football Tournament

A Hijab For Muslim Runners? In France, That’s A Scandal.

Afghan Women Say No to Symbolic Role In Peace Talks

Marriage in Malaysia Lures Rohingya Women

Judge To Consider Return For Woman Who Joined Daesh

Rage And Puzzlement over Muslim Woman in Hijab Chosen for Swedish Municipality’s Welcome Sign

Retailer Decathlon Cancels Plans To Sell Sport ‘Hijab’ In France

Calls for Irish Delegation To Be Sent To Saudi Arabia To Inspect Abuses Against Women

Marriage Of Girls In One Iranian Province Escalates 900 In Just One Year

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 


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