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Islam, Women and Feminism

‘Extremist Outfits Radicalising Educated Women in Karachi’

SC: Will Women’s Nod Be Taken for Right to Talaq?

Women Deprived Of Right to Vote in By-Elections in KP

“Women’s Voices in the Mediterranean and Africa” Speak Up Against Religious Extremism

A Call to Muslim Boys and Men to Fight Violence against Women

Women Students in US Project Bright Image Of Kingdom

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

On Triple Talaq, Court Must Say: Religious Practice Cannot Trump Modern Constitutional Morality

 This is the “essential practices” test of the court. In order to ascertain whether something deserves protection under religious liberty clauses, courts may have to inquire whether the practice is in fact religious. But our courts have gone further. Rather than subjecting religious practices to the test of constitutionality, they have given lexical priority to the religious practice. One line of argument in the triple Talaq case suggests that the only issue in this case is whether the practice is genuinely Islamic. If it is, uphold; if not, abolish it…..

Roshan Ara Khan from Nizamuddin Basti Showing the way
Roshan Ara Khan

A story that must be shared. Living in the slums of Nizamuddin Basti, her father, a rickshaw puller at times, couldn’t even give her and four siblings three meals a day. “On top of that, he used to gamble. And then one day, my parents fixed my marriage. I was only 15. I refused. I told my mother, I don’t want to be helpless like her, dependent on someone else for every penny, struggling to raise kids, falling sick every now and then because of early marriage and motherhood.....

 

SC To Muslim Board: Can Women Be Given Option of Saying ‘No’ To Triple Talaq

Women Can Say Triple Talaq, Muslim Law Board Tells Supreme Court

Auburn Pool Gets Swim Screen for Muslim Women

Swimming Pool Introduces Ladies Only Hours for Muslim Women in Sydney

Three female bombers kill two in Nigeria

Iran UN Ambassador: Women Worst Affected By Middle East Crises

Saudi Women’s National Chess Team Eyed

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Triple Talaq: There Are Lies, Damn Lies, and Then the AIMPLB’s Claims
Sheeba Aslam Fehmi

The board and the obscurantist patriarchy of the community in India have been choosing their mitigable issues very carefully. There is no resistance to secular legal measures curbing anything that is in-your-face oppression of women – the beating of wives is clearly too unpalatable to be brought on board – but the tools of systemic oppression are adhered to....

Masculinity Vs Equality: Giving Up On Gender Equality Means Giving Up On the Quest to Be Good
Rafia Zakaria

Here is what is surprising. A large number of the women questioned in the survey believed the same things as the men who would like to discriminate against them. In Egypt, 58.5pc women believe that men “should have the final word” in decision-making related to matters at home...

 

Triple Talaq Not Fundamental to Islam
A. Faizur Rahman

Given the reluctance of Muslim religious bodies in India to give up their sectarian conformism and delegitimise Talaq-e-Bid’a, the Supreme Court will be well within its rights under Articles 141 and 142 of our Constitution to resort to, in consultation with progressive Islamic scholars, a neoteric interpretation of the terms “Talaq” and “Shariat” mentioned in section (2) of The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937, and lay down the procedure of divorce in accordance with the egalitarian and gender-just principles of the Quran....

Marriage of Muslim Woman during ‘Iddat’ Not Void, Says Delhi Court

Religious Fundamentalism New Challenge for Women Empowerment

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Failure to Recognise Religious Marriages May Point to a Lack of Political Will

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Triple Divorce Is Neither Fundamental To Islam, nor Is It Sacramental
Tahir Mahmood

Going by the true and authentic Islamic teachings, divorce itself is Abghaz-ul-Mubahat Indallah (most detestable in the sight of God) among legally permissible things. Who has then the cheek to claim that divorce — leave alone the so-called triple divorce — is “fundamental” to Islam? True that, unlike in classical Hindu and Christian laws, in Islamic legal philosophy marriage is not an absolutely indissoluble union and its termination is permissible in irreparably broken marriages...

 

Dammam Airports Company Hires First Saudi Woman Executive

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Divorce Rising In Dhaka as Women Seeks Way Out Of Troubled Marriages

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There are several instances where a woman after the ‘instant-divorce’ is left with no help, rendered homeless overnight or traumatised for life. According to a survey conducted by the Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) in 2015, out of the 525 Muslim divorces, 346 are oral, 40 through a letter, 18 on phone, one via SMS, three through e-mail and 117 through other sources. It clearly states that the practice should be abolished not just because it is unjust and inhuman but also because it is ‘un-Quranic’....

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Nihad Was an Islamic State Sex Slave And Is Desperate For A New Life In Australia

Muslim Divorces Where Man Says 'Talaq' Three Times Are Now 'Really Common' In UK - Even Though They Are Illegal In Pakistan and Face Ban in India

Iranian Woman to Wash Dead Bodies in Morgue for 2 Years in Adultery Sentence - Report

5 Immigrant Women Vie For Miss USA Pageant Title

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Where I Stand: Women Rule, And Mothers Rule Even More

Meet the American Women Who Are Flocking To Join ISIS

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AIMPLB, Triple Talaq and Blasphemy
T.O. Shanavas, New Age Islam

AIMPLB, Triple Talaq and Blasphemy
T.O. Shanavas, New Age Islam

On the contrary, the "fraudulent Shariah," that the members of the Board strive to preserve, demands capital punishment for blasphemy. Based on the Qur'anic verses quoted above, Triple Talaq violates the Word of God, the Qur'an, and thereby the Muslim Board is committing blasphemy. So, I ask the members of AIMPLB, "Do you ever consider asking the Supreme Court to punish you for blasphemy under the rules of your cherished counterfeit Shariah?...

Indian Supreme Court Hearing: ‘Triple Talaq like Burying Alive Muslim Women’

Muslims Rally to Help Distressed Chinese Lady Driver

No Hijabs Needed: Muslims Students Throw Girls-Only Prom at Detroit High School

Shoura to Raise Pitch for Women Driving In Saudi Arabia

A Cool Café Hangout for Sharjah's Women

FO Given Five Days to Decide Indian Woman’s Application

Explosion in Kabul City Leaves 2 Female Government Employees Dead

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Saudi Girl Student Drives Bus After Driver Faints

Burqa-Clad Mother and Daughter Charged With Terrorist Plot Asked To Lift Veils in London Court

These Mother’s Day Cards Are Celebrating Immigrant, Muslim Mothers Because ‘Mamahood Is Not One Size Fits All’

Carbon Dating Confirms ‘Penang Woman’ Is 5,710 Years Old

When Will PM Pay Attention To Muslim Women In Assam?

Banning Triple Talaq Will 'Not Benefit' Muslim Women: Umari

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Nikah is essentially a contract laid down in a ‘Nikahnama’ drawn between the husband and the wife. This contract can have conditions and has a compulsory ‘consideration’ (Meher) to be paid at the time of the marriage. This consideration is paid by the man to the wife, and can be at time waived off by the woman as per her own will. So the basic difference between a Hindu Marriage and a Muslim Marriage is that for Hindus, marriage is a divine sacrament whereas for Muslims, it is a contract drawn between the husband and the wife....

 

The court was addressing the point that a vacuum may arise if triple Talaq is declared invalid, leaving Muslim men no forum to go to for a divorce. Presently, Muslim men do not have to move courts to get a divorce. They can instantly get divorce unlike a Muslim woman who has to approach a court under Section 2 of The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act of 1939. The 1939 statute gives specific grounds under which a woman can seek divorce....

Just Like Hindu Marriage Act, There Should Be Muslim Marriage Law: AIMWPLB

Triple Talaq: Muslim Women Recite Hanuman Chalisa, Seek Divine Help

Four Muslim Women Allegedly Punched Outside University in Sydney

London Police Charge Three Women with Terrorism

Wife of Palestinian Hunger Strike Wants Pope to Intervene

First Pakistani Female Scuba-Diving Instructor Breaking Stereotypes

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Nikahnamas That Bar Triple Talaq Could Work Much Better Than Making the Practice Illegal
Faizan Mustafa

She got the contract enforced in spite of her husband’s assertion that the contract reduced him to the status of a slave despite the abolition of slavery, and so it was void. Let the prohibition on polygamy and triple divorce be included in the Nikahnama and once triple divorce goes, Halala too will automatically go as in revocable divorces, parties can remarry without Halala....

Often the woman is not even present when her husband utters the words; emails, texts and Facebook are, increasingly, the preferred mediums. The practice is banned in many Muslim countries but continues in India, home to the world’s second-largest Muslim population.....

 

The Prophet acknowledged this honour when he declared that Paradise is under the feet of the mother. She is entitled to three-fourths of the son’s love and kindness with one-fourth left for his father. As a wife she is entitled to demand of her prospective husband a suitable dowry that will be her own. She is entitled to complete provision and total maintenance by the husband. She does not have to work or share with her husband the family expenses.....

 

Triple Talaq and the Constitution
Gautam Bhatia

In response to the AIMPLB’s claim that the state has no right to interfere in the personal, religious domain, they respond that the religious domain, properly understood, does not, and has never, allowed for triple Talaq. They draw a distinction between instantaneous Talaq, or Talaq-I-Bidat (where divorce is complete when “Talaq” is uttered three times in succession) with Talaq Ahsan, which requires a 90-day period of abstinence after the pronouncement, and Talaq Hasan, which requires a one-month-long abstinence gap between utterances. The latter two are part of Islamic personal law, but the first one is not.....

Rare Ride to Promote Women Rights in Pakistan

Woman Charged Over Road Rage, Indecent Act in Dubai

Jeddah Abused-Girls Protection Home Stands Empty

Chibok Girl Refused To Be Part of Release Deal: Nigeria

Windsor Muslim Women Give Baskets to Hiatus House Moms

Maymuna Mohamed: "Muslim Women, Especially, Black Muslim Women Are At the Forefront of Every Fight and We Should Be Accredited As Such"

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Rape and Ordinary Men in Pakistan
Rafia Zakaria

India may have imposed the worst punishment possible on five of the rapists, but Pakistan will continue to ensure that its rapists go free. All the ordinary men, the ones who believe that women are asking for it simply by existing in the ambit of their predatory and sinister intentions, need not worry; in Pakistan no one will stop them, no one will get in their way....

 

Muslim Marriages Are Contracts, Can’t Be Ended By Husband Alone: Allahabad HC

Indian Girl in Pakistan Moves Court against ‘Forced Marriage’

Woman Tells Muslim Shopper in US: 'Wish They Didn't Let You in the Country'

KP Minister Apologises For Remarks against Women

Father, With the Help of His Son, Killed His Daughter for ‘Honour’ in Pakistan

How a selfie landed 3 women in trouble in UAE

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