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Islam, Women and Feminism

Fourteen Year-Old Girl Latest Victim in Surge of Rape Crimes in Maldives
Utah beauty queen Kendra Gill

Utah Beauty Queen Accused of Throwing Bombs Resigns Title

3 Women ‘Militants’ Arrested in Bangladesh

Syrian woman abducted, raped and beaten

An Indian High Court Allows Girl to Go On Her Own

Woolwich Murder Videos: Woman in Court on Terror Charges

Raha Moharrak: First Saudi Woman to Conquer Everest and Break Taboos

Women Take Control in Jhenidah, Bangladesh, Grow Vegetables on Their Own

Unimpeded By Gezi, 500 Women to Come To Istanbul

Govt Spurs Efforts to Employ Saudi Women

Kuwaiti Lovers Caught ‘Making Out’ In Car in Salmiya

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Can You See My Voice? A Modest Manifesto
Inas Younis, New Age Islam

Although I am typically cloaked in full Hijab,   when it comes to writing, I am always naked in both spirit and understanding.  This because  I find it nearly impossible to construct one sentence without giving myself the license to be shamelessly outspoken.  To me, being unrestrained is the most indispensable precondition for creative prose.   An audience which declines to take responsibility for its intellectual sovereignty will naturally demand that those who do should be both qualified and accountable for their sermons. And to them I maintain that I am neither qualified nor accountable to anyone.   To them I say I am only devoted to one kind of reader, the one that not only thinks, but has absolute confidence in their ability to do so. ..... 

TTP Commander Favours Conditional Female Education
Wided Bouchamaoui, Tunisian businesswoman

Islamic Movement of Turkistan's Female-Bomber Strategy Criticised

Tunisian Islamists Call For Demonstrations to Mark National Women's Day

When Brothers Turn Monsters: Tale of a Saudi Woman

End-Of-Service Award for Housewives in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Women Married To Expats Must Get Real Estate Loans

Ethiopian Housemaid Attacked Her Employer after a Phone Call: Police

Tunisian Woman Denies Will Head Alternative Cabinet

‘Harassing Harassers:’ How Egyptian Activists Combat Abuse Against Women

Muslim Women Cheer the Sick on Eid-Ul-Fitr Celebrations

IUML Women Wing Leader Prof Thasreef Jahan Felicitated In Abu Dhabi

Fashion Magazines Mix Faith with Beauty Advice in Indonesia

'The Glass Ceiling Is Incredibly Low For Muslim Women'

“Burqua Avenger”: Pakistan’s Middle Class Gets a Feminist Cartoon

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Don’t Succumb To Guardians’ Wishes, Shoura Council Member Tells Women
Emirati artist Amna Al Fard

Tragic Fate of Afghan Woman MP Who Now Wants To Leave Her Country

Pragaash band: Girl Band Sufi

Coptic Christian Girl Shot Dead In Egypt

France debates extending headscarf ban to universities

Dowry deaths up over last 12 years in India

Saudi women-only theater attracts Eid audience

British Indian dentist commits suicide after being 'bullied and harassed'

Anti-Al Assad Syrian star performs in West Bank

Dubai Women Who Feel Good About Going Organic

Women ‘Own’ 60% Cover-Up (Tasattur) Businesses

Emirati Artist Amnah Sets Umm Al Quwain’s First World Record

Jeddah-Based Woman Lyricist Wins Semifinals in UK Songwriting Contest

Australia Politics: Woman Quits Poll Race, Mistakes Islam For Country

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Remembering Nazia Hassan
Nazia Hassan

His callous remark was like a jab to my face, sharp and hurtful. On the morning of August 13, I saw the top half of a folded newspaper which showed only her picture, the rest of the news was printed in the unseen part below. I unfolded it with dread and saw the headline, terse and painful: ‘Nazia Hassan Passes Away.’....

Burqas and Empire, Again
Zillah Eisenstein

Burqas and Empire, Again
Zillah Eisenstein

Instead of recognising the deep connection between war, militarism and misogyny, Afghans are labelled simply as traditionalist patriarchs. The Taliban and radical Islamist zealots have been abusive and punishing of Afghan women. But little is simple here. Many Afghan feminists believe in the democratic promissory within Islam as it is articulated by women themselves.


Radical Muslims Suspected In Acid Attack on British Teens
Economist Analia Schlosser

UAE Women Should Not Shun Male Doctors, Experts Urge

Female literacy in Pakistan: Development in reverse

Somalia: ‘Women Carry Axes’ for Safety at Mogadishu’s Liido Beach

Sexual predators in Saudi Arabia on the prowl

African Communities Abandon Female Circumcision, But It’s Not Over: UNICEF

Police Arrest One in Brutal Bandung Murder Case

President Zuma Urges Women to Participate In Economy

Afghanistan's Pioneering Female MP Seeks Asylum As Progress for Women Unravels

Kenya's Kiplagat Makes History in Women’s Marathon

Economist Analia Schlosser, Focusing On Women and Policy

Beirut Designers Make Fashion Statement with Abayas

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


‘Hema’, Uncle Sam is watching you

Nigeria Must Clarify Position on Minimum Age for Marriage

Syrian Refugee Syriac Couple Get Married In the Monastery

Forced Marriages in UK: School Holidays Prompt Warning

Honour Killing Leaves Unease about Future of Afghan Women Rights

Pakistan Women Can Now Dial-A-Doc in Karachi

Too Smart To Have Kids – A Modern Woman’s Dilemma?

Nurse Volunteers to See the Difference Operations Make To Families in UAE

Nigeria: 'Illegal Charges Prevent Women from Antenatal Clinics'

Nigeria Female Teacher Defiles Two-And-Half-Year Old Girl

High School Girl Tutors, Brings Well To Africa

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Malay Girl, Is an Easy Target for the Holier-Than-Thou Types
Naglaa Mahmoud, Morsi's Wife

Ban Women from Eid Events: Religious Activists of Saudi Kingdom

Women Promote Mosques ‘For All’ In Britain

Bomb Kills 14 Women and Children in Afghan Graveyard on Eid

Forced Underage Marriages Continue in Gaza

Stringent Steps Under Way to Reduce Sexual Harassment in Saudi Kingdom

Beauty Queens and Civil Liberties: A Peculiar Malaysian Dilemma

Mohammed Morsi's Wife, Makes First Appearance since Ouster In Egypt

Expats Manage Most of Saudi Women’s Businesses

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Taliban Wound Afghan Female Senator in Ambush
Nuzhat Jahan

Eid Gift: Indian Court Releases Pakistan's Nuzhat Jahan

Beauty Salons Overbooked Before Eid in Jeddah

Acid Attack on Two British Women in Zanzibar: Police

Are Pakistani Women Ready To Go For Eid Namaz?

Mother of Three Pleads For Safe Return to Pakistan from Dubai

Egypt: The Struggle to Connect Female Arab Scientists

Syrian Refugees Struggle To Protect Daughters from Exploitation

Woman, Two Children Killed In Mastung Market Blast

Couple in Dubai Caught Kissing Sentenced To One Month in Jail

A lone woman Jazeera’s crusade against the sand mafia

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The Burqua Becomes Her
Kiran Nazish

To quote The Washington Post: “Pakistan’s new superhero makes the hoop-skirted; Prince Charming-obsessed Disney princesses look downright antiquated.” By day, Burqua Avenger is a schoolteacher named Gia who was orphaned as a child. The heroine was adopted by a master of a mystical martial art popular in South Asia, called Kapaddi. With her training, she has developed into a bold, robust fighter who is not afraid to take on the bad guys....


Bangladesh Women’s Right Activist Hails HC Verdict to Ban Jamaat
Shipra Bose

Women Work alongside Men at Checkpoints in Pakistan

'Burka Avenger' Protects Women's Rights

Leaked Report Revives Divisive French Debate about Headscarves

Slowly, Surely Iraqi Women Increase Visibility, Role in Society

Women of the Wall Barred From Praying At Kotel Again, In Last Minute Decision

Ultra-Orthodox College Threatens To Revoke Scholarships over 'Immodest' Dress

Dowry-related Violence in Australia’s Indian Community Calls for Law Reform

Sheikha Fatima Greets Wives of Arab and Islamic Leaders on Eid ul-Fitr

Media Campaign Gives Libyan Women a Voice

Women Engineers to Fight for Rights in Jeddah

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Aisha laughs out loud at the thought of how her colleagues and clients would react if they knew she shares a husband. The laughter makes her loose Hijab slip slightly, exposing a few strands of dark hair. “They would be dumbfounded and probably prurient,” she sniffs....


Heavy Harassment Cases against Saudi Women and Children
Kashmir girl Sufaira Jan

Saudi Religious Scholar Urges Eid Honour for Women

UK Mother Dons Burqa to Rescue Daughter in Egypt

Syria’s First Lady Prepares Ramadan Meals

J&K Girl Will Get Passport, Home Deptt. Clarifies

Delhi HC Offers Hope of Eid Reunion with Family To Pak Woman

US Couple Charged In Qatar for 8-Year-Old Daughter's Death

Dhaka: Woman to Die for Killing Husband’s Another Wife

Disqualified Beauties Warned Against Attending ‘Finals’, Says Pageant Organiser

Social Media Applaud Saudi Woman for Slapping Romeo

16 Saudi-Ethiopian Marriages Last Year

Red Crescent Paramedics in Dammam Accused of Ignoring Woman’s Plea For Help

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women's Group Accuses Egypt’s Brotherhood of Using Orphanage Children at Sit-Ins
Falgunee Saha

Muslim woman in center of New York mayoral controversy

Indomitable Falgunee gets GPA-5 again

Fifteen year-old’s appeal of flogging sentence for fornication stalled in High Court

From Classrooms to Suicide Bombs: Children's Lives In Afghanistan

2,000 Vacancies Await Female Bakers in EP, Saudi Arabia

Women’s IDs Can Be Issued without Guardians’ Consent

Women Organisation Speaks Out Against Arab Governments Abandoning Women's Rights

Pak Teens Shine with Their Volunteerism at Hospitals

Finding a voice for Libyan women in Islam

Uncertain Future for Afghan Businesswomen as West Leaves

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Arab Women Face Hostile Society, Running For Local Office
Afghan girl Farida

Indian Muslim Women Fight for Justice in Sharia Court

First Female UAE Delegate Named To UN

Prostitution Ring Busted In Oman

Christian Girl under Death Threat of Village Landlord in Pakistan

60 Female Emirati Students to Visit Scotland for Multiculturalism & Leadership Programme

Eid Campaign Puts Smiles on Orphans’ Faces in Kuwait

Four Girls of Six-Months to Six Years Found Abandoned At A Park

Injured Afghan Girl, Farida Finds A Second Home In U.S.

King Saud University, a Civil Organization to Help Reduce Divorce Rate

Uzbek Leader’s Daughter, Gulnara Karimova under French Probe

Children Distract Women Worshipers at Taraweeh in Medina

Proposals for Dr Aafia’s Extradition Sent to PM

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Abandoned Babies Given Away On Pakistani TV Programme
Saudi female engineering student

Twitter used to send bomb threats to several women in UK

Topless activists enter Russian embassy in Sweden

Under-14 girls football players humiliated, slapped and forced to sweep floors by panchayat

Philippines: Unveiling Female Muslim Teachers So Students See Their Lips

Saudi Female Engineering Student Selected For Training in US

Split Shifts Aggravate Female Nurses’ Misery In Ramadan

Ethiopian Housemaid Attacks Saudi Woman Employer, Disabled Girl

Reading Quran through Kathak

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


‘Re-Invite Amina Wadud to Speak At the University Of Madras’
Amina Wadud

At a time when Muslim women across India — as elsewhere in the world — are mobilising and organising as Muslims and staking claims to equality and justice, which they insist are guaranteed to them as believers and by the traditions of Islamic piety and jurisprudence, it is tragic that fringe groups that purport to represent Muslim opinion in Tamil Nadu seek to overlook their existence. Worse, they seem to not want such views to be broadcast or heard....

Women: Pakistan’s Second-Class Citizens
Sabina Khan

Women in Karak have been prohibited from leaving their homes without a Mahram due to the reason that they spread vulgarity and distract men during the holy month. Perhaps, a better way of ensuring that these weak-willed men stay chaste would be for the primitives to blindfold themselves and stay in their homes....


Afghan Militants Target Female Police Officers
Princess Diana

Self-immolation sparks new debate on women’s safety in Saudi Arab

Laws on women’s issues: All-female committee to start dialogue soon in Pakistan

Plan panel wants to make surrogacy law more women-centric

Aasia Bibi shifted to Multan women’s jail

Somalia Leads World in Per Capita Female Circumcision

Women Account For 51% of Saudi University Students

Arab Women Participate in Berlin Soccer Clinic

Afghan Civilian Deaths Increase; More Women, Child Victims - UN

Gender-Based Violence Increasing Among Syrian Families

Book on Women Rights in Islam to Counter Oppression, Intimidation In Maldives

New Online Exhibit Explores Muslim Women's Art and Voices

Diana was to marry Pakistani doctor: Jemima Khan

Wife of murdered pro-Assad analyst charged in Lebanon

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Abbas’ Fatah Party Lauds Female Terrorist as ‘Master of the World’
Afghan Female Rapper

‘In-Mosque’ Shopping Spree in Jeddah Upsets Worshippers

Maid of Jailed Saudi Princess 'Lived In Luxury'

6 Saudi Lingerie Shops Shut For Not Employing Women

Safa First Woman to Win Two Consecutive Parliamentary Elections in Kuwait

Egyptian TV Series Spotlights Underage Marriage

Haj Ministry to Open New Offices with Female Staff

Sikh Girls in Afghanistan Face Difficulty in Finding Mr Right

Afghan Female Rapper Dreams of Stardom

Afghan Women’s Rights Face Uncertain Future

Masouda Karokhi declared 2013 N-Peace Award winner from Afghanistan

6 Lessons Disney Could Learn From Pakistan's 'Burka Avenger'

Chief Shia Qazi Doesn't Agree With Police Ban on Female US Scholar

Dubai to Stage Islamic Fashion Showcase

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


When Women Joined the Jihad in Syria
Adam Heffez

Women are thought of as one of the most acute victims of the rising tide of extremism in the Arab Spring. Although not necessarily the reality, the caricature of Islamists is of a boys’ club of conservative men that overpowers reclusive women. But for these female fighters, victimhood is not a result of the increasingly Islamist Mujahideen; instead, it is what prompted them to join the Mujahideen ̶ to go on the offensive against the regime and at the same time defend themselves from it….

Defying Pressure, Kashmiri Girls Embrace Music As A Career
PML-N MPA Kanwal Noman

UN: Afghan women's rights in balance as 2014 pull-out looms

Women’s Group Denounces Muslim Brotherhood

Women Are the Future, Says PML-N MPA

Indira’s ex-husband risks Islamic conversion appeal unless he returns daughter

Meet the 4 Malaysian Beauties Disqualified By Muslim Ban

Saudi Woman Abused By Her Uncle and Brother ‘Commits Suicide'

Saudi Girl Kills Herself by Drinking Petrol

‘Walking Woman’ To Visit Political Parties in Ankara

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The way to the top for Hezbollah women is still a long one. "There is no organizational or religious objection to a woman parliament member or minister.”Many municipal councils have female members. Without getting into Hezbollah women standing for parliament, what's important is to focus on influence, and the sisters influence the society and the environment."...



Sexual Violence against Women Accompanies Political Upheaval in Cairo
Dr. Atiyat Mustafa

Level of Education Is Key to Uprooting Violence against Women and Children

Maghreb Women Fear Regression of Rights

Kuwait’s First Female Candidate on Women’s Participation in Elections

Female Genital Mutilation: Millions of Girls at Risk, UNICEF Says

Surrogacy Law Will Wait For Experts to Address Critical Issues

Emirati Girl with Baby from Previous Affair Ran Off With another Man

Young Female Activist Sexually Assaulted Inside a Police Station In Tunis

Afghanistan Can't Thrive If Its Women Can't Learn

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


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