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Islam, Women and Feminism

Oxford Sex Abuse: 'Victorian' Misogyny Is Evident In All Cultures Which Emphasise Female Purity
Bina Shah

How do we understand the Asian paedophile rings without falling back on lazy, racist stereotypes of Pakistani Muslim men? This was the question I asked myself as news of the Oxford child sex – paedophile, really – ring came to light, exactly a year after police busted the Rochdale ring. The circumstances were the same: groups of men with either Pakistani or Muslim backgrounds were caught grooming young, vulnerable white girls and treating them like sexual slaves...


Amina Tyler, Tunisia’s ‘Topless Jihad’ Activist, Caught and under Arrest
Humaira Tasneem Best Women Cricketer

Afghanistan: Surge in Women Jailed for ‘Moral Crimes’

Wife of Convicted Militant Accuses Govt of Fabricating Sinai Kidnapping

Indian Origin Girl PIO Invents Device That Charges Phones in 20 Seconds

Saudi Women Teachers Demand Full-Time Jobs in Demonstration

Vandals Target Western Wall Woman Activist

Police Ordered To Implement Court Verdict on Child Custody

Headscarves and Long Tunics Don’t Stop Iranian Women from Practising Parkour

12 IIIT Girls for NASA Space Settlement Contest

Pakistan Celebrates First Woman up Everest

Best Women’s Cricketer Humaira on a Mission

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In the best circumstances, the Wali takes care of the affairs of the woman properly. He facilitates matters for her and stands by her though in doing so he faces many hardships and problems. But in most of the cases the Wali is not that caring, rather he takes advantage of the rule and blackmails the woman. Many wives hand over all her salary to the husband so that he escorts her to the office. Many fathers stop the education of their daughters to take revenge on their divorced wives. Many sisters have to bribe their brothers for getting their help in petty matters....

Now, 'Talaq' Takes a Skype Route
New Age Islam News Bureau

Now, 'Talaq' Takes a Skype Route

Pakistani Woman’s Suicide turns out to Be Honour Killing

Haryana, India, Gets NHRC Notice after 6 Villages Ban Girls from Attending School

Pak Elections: ‘Dir Women Disenfranchised For Security Reasons’

Seminar on Education of Muslim Girls Held At Imphal, India

Girls Need New Thoughts to Continue Women’s Gains

Kurdish Female Fighters Pick up Arms As Assad Pushes Forward Into Rebel-Held Land

Saudi Women Take the Wheel in Truck-Building Industry

Indonesian Marriage Law Outdated and Irrelevant: Academics

The Jewish Women Who Pioneered Modern Arab Music

Indian Women First Twins to Scale Everest

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Saudi Women: Widows, Spinsters and Divorcees, To Look For Jobs
Anis Haroon, Pak Minister

Turkey Tightens Blue Mosque Dress Code for Women Visitors

Only 6 of 150 Women Candidates Win NA Polls in Pakistan

PML-N Women Offer Thanks-Giving Prayers on Nawaz Appeal

First Saudi woman scales Mount Everest

Lebanese Women to Gain Political Ground

Walled City’s 300-year-old Anglo-Arabic Senior Secondary School, prepares for more change

‘Child Marriages Compromise Girl’s Development’ Says Pak Minister

Feminisation of Saudi Arabia to Spur Price Hikes, Traders Warn

Bosnian Serb Woman Sentenced For War Crimes

West Java Woman Allegedly Buries Mother Alive

Afghan Parliament Halts Debate on Women's Rights Law

Nigeria: 6, 966 Girls to Share N35.8 Million Grant in Katsina

Uganda: High School Dropout Worries Women Activists

Suspended Jammu jail official made undertrial write exam for her

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Bid to Protect Women’s Rights ‘Is against Islamic Law,’ Afghan Lawmakers
Malala Yousafzai

In Jamia, underprivileged girls learn to teach a lesson to molesters

Courageous Women Can Change the World: Malala Yousafzai

Hijab Ban Troubles Nigeria Muslims

11 Ladies-Only Taxis Launched In Ajman

Samina Baig: First Pakistani Woman to Scale Mount Everest

Kingdom Becoming More Tolerant — Saudi Woman Filmmaker

Tension High as Imran Khan Party’s Senior Woman Leader Murdered

US Takes No Stand as Women Barred From Iran Elections

Girl-Child Education Grim In North Nigeria

Put a Spotlight on African Women’s Reproductive Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

A Woman’s Voice at the Mosque
Raheel Raza

“I begin in the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Salaam Alaikum. Peace upon all those who gather here. Let’s speak to the concept of compassion and mercy. If we want to ask God for compassion and mercy, then we must try and show the same compassion and mercy for all God’s creation, which includes people of all faith, the environment and animals.  We greet each other with the universal Muslim greeting of peace. Just saying “peace upon you” does not create peace....

In A Generation, Everything Has Changed For British Muslim Women
Irna Qureshi

Attitudes towards divorce are changing among British Muslim women. My mother’s generation regarded divorce as immoral, so sustaining a marriage for them was a lifelong project. However, for British educated Muslim women like me, divorce is an entitlement, even within Islamic law. My mother and I married men from Pakistan.....

Hizb Ut-Tahrir Steps Up Recruitment of Kyrgyz Women
Maryam Nawaz Sharif

Muslim men 'wed teen converts by phone'

Nigeria police uncover second 'baby factor

Protect our children from rapists

Crackdown over Facebook, Google posts: SC of India to hear plea on content

Filipino Maids rush to rectify status

Daughter's Appeal to Young Gives Nawaz Sharif Power in His Own Right

Girl Sports in Afghanistan Stays Popular Among Motivated Athletes

Sonia lays foundation stone of girls’ hostel at Jamia campus

Children in limbo after Saudi father cons mother and flees

Nigeria Accounts for 10 Percent Global Maternal Mortality Rates

Tanzanian Legislator: Prostitution Shames the Nation, It Must Be Banned

Kazakh Woman Wins World Weight-Lifting Championship

Saudi Woman Tortured, Murdered In Jeddah

Arabic learning: Where have all the men gone?

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Academics, who have studied the status of Muslim women, feel that the increasing ghettoisation and alienation of the Muslim community has resulted in the further marginalisation of the women. Observes Haseena Khan, researcher and women's rights activist: "Women are depending more and more on their community for their sustenance. This is not a particularly favourable trend, given the high levels of discrimination that already exist."....

Fuss and Fury over a Piece of Cloth
Hafsa M. Fathima Badsha

The Hijab, or the Muslim veil, has been getting attention circa forever. It is a source of oppression to some, liberation to others, of confused “Are they Arab nuns?” and really good cover-ups on bad hair days. But more than anything, the Hijab is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Islamic faith.....

A Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister has confirmed the Dawn.com report that women would not be allowed to vote in parts of the province under the tacit approval of PPP, ANP, JUI-F, PML-N and JI. “Yes I can confirm this agreement has taken place in Lower Dir, have reports of similar agreement from some other areas, but I am sure about Dir agreement and  I had already communicated it to the Election Commission as well,” Information Minister KP Musarrat Qadeem told Dawn.com.....


Muslim Women and the Bedroom Question
Nedda Alammar

I recently read a sterile article about sex called "What Muslim Women Really Want in the Bedroom." Given that I am a Muslim woman and have no idea what I want in the bedroom, a weakness I attribute to my Arab mentality of how shameful it would be to ask for too much, I was hoping for more of a Cosmo -style "how to" than a "here, look at the books and all the sex shops for Muslim women wanting a 'how to.''" The conversation is starting, the journalist explained...


More Than 50 Women to Run For Lebanon Parliamentary Polls
Sherry Rahman

Pakistan Ambassador to US, Sherry Rehman Resigns

Award Goes To Pakistani Girl Malala Yousafzai, Shot By Taliban

Police Arrest Woman over Dubai Jewellery Thefts

Pakistani Woman Gulps Acid after Clash with Husband

Women Fight for Equal Rights in Post Mubarak Egypt

London Conference to Promote Partnership between G8 and Arab Businesswomen

Indonesian Female Candidates Rush To Learn Campaign Strategies

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Muslim Teens Not Exempt from Swim Lessons: Switzerland’s Highest Court
Umme Fardina Adil

Assam’s First Muslim IAS Woman Fardina Felicitated

Indian Women Entering Bahrain on Forged Visas

Indonesian Woman Accused of Selling Illegitimate Baby for Dh4, 000

Women Felicitate PML – (Nawaz) and Urge the Leaders to Comply With Manifesto

Women Make Up 72% of Kuwait Teachers

State Train Operator Scraps Women-Only Train

Islamic Woman Boxer Takes Fight into the Ring

Women Participate Enthusiastically In Pakistan Elections

Gunmen Kidnap Wife, Daughter of Judge in Nigeria

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Women, Veil and Equality
Nastik Durrani, New Age Islam

In the west, the freedom of women and the end of slavery did not come about on religious grounds. The reason behind equality is also not religious. The end of apartheid and racism was also not achieved on religious grounds. All this happened because of the progress in political and economic sciences. In the west, equality was implemented only when the western nations became convinced that this equality was necessary for the progress and security of the society….

Indo-Pak Women Artisans Join Hands to Stitch Together ‘Peace’
Ruqayya Hashmi

Syrian Refugees 'Sold For Marriage' In Jordan

Turkish Airlines Reverses Lipstick Ban for Flight Attendants

Woman Agent of Gulf-Based Sex Racket Arrested

Lower Dir: Key Political Parties to Bar Women Voters

Kuwait Launches Sports Clubs for Women

Arrests Mar Landmark Jerusalem Women's Prayers

Islam Gives Complete Freedom of Business and Work to Women: Zahra Zamani

Zahra, a 52-year-old: A Dark Horse Candidate in Tehran

Ruqayya Hashmi Fights for Shia Hazara Community in Balochistan

‘Badam Zari Goes More On Air than On Campaigning’

Jeddah Call Center Girls Seek Better Working Conditions

Female Garment Workers of Bangladesh Bear Brunt of Tragedy

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Majorities in Iraq and Afghanistan Agree Women Should Be Killed for Adultery
Mehriban Aliyeva, the wife of President Ilham Aliy

Afghan Schoolgirls Poisoned by Taliban

Saudi Women to Operate Metro Rail at PNU

Is 'Lad Culture' Causing A Surge In Student Feminist Societies?

Azerbaijan First Lady Inspires Mass Prisoner Release

Covered, Yet Empowered: By The Women, For The Women

For Mideast Women, Achieving Equality Won't Be Easy

Bangladeshi Wife Remanded In Saudi Expat Killing Case

Madonna auctions painting to raise money for girls’ education in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Indonesian Woman Suspected of Abuse in Death of 6-Year-Old Stepdaughter

Islam and the West through the Eyes of Women

Shariah Banking Market Share Reaches New Height

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Khudai Khidmatgaar Pushing Haryana Panchayats to Pass Resolution against Female Feticide
Khurshid Begum

CAIR Urges to Call Company behind ‘Terrorist Girl’ Greeting Card To Condemn

Patriarchy Makes It Impossible To Apply Pro-Women Laws in Pakistan

Southeast Asia: Sex Workers' Art Exhibition Supported By the U N

A Glance at Sindh’s Female Election Hopefuls

Racial Attack on Muslim Women in Edinburgh

Khurshid Begum: The Woman Who Defied the Taliban Threats

Mini Garment Factory, Big Help to Poor Women in Bangladesh

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The restricted mobility of women is because of the notion of Izzat (honour). Izzat is intrinsically linked to a woman’s behaviour. Since a woman is considered to be the keeper of the family’s honour, her mobility is strictly controlled. This is fine so long as such restrictions do not impede her rights — public representation, electoral rights and participation in the country’s political process.....


Saudis Allow Sports for Some Schoolgirls
Moska Najib

Delhi-Based Afghan Woman Moska Najib Shortlisted For 'World's Best Job'

J&K Women Candidates Post Best Ever Result In UPSC This Year

Saudi Women Seek Driving Licenses in UAE

Shafia Bibi Determined To Vote for PPP for Giving Her Monthly Grant of Rs 1000/=

4 Women among 5 Shot Dead in Karachi

Girls School Buildings in Saudi Kingdom to Undergo Safety Checks

It’s Still a Struggle for Women Politicians in Malaysia

Bangladesh Building Collapse Victim’s Wife Sues Rana, 2 others

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Saudi Women Edge toward Equal Rights Reform
Ida Lichter

Saudi Arabia funds mosques and Islamic studies in many countries, a mission rooted in the mid 18th century agreement between Prince Muhammad Ibn Saud and a Muslim cleric, Muhammad Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab. The alliance legitimized the House of Saud's custody of Islam's holy cities of Mecca and Medina in exchange for the advance of Wahhabi Islam, a more extremist form of the religion.....


Afghan Father Guns Down Daughter over 'Affair' On Taliban Clerics Advice
Turkish Airlines

Secular Turks See Red over Airline’s Lipstick Ban

First Woman Added To FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List

Muslim Woman Faces ‘Blasphemy’ Rap after Myanmar Unrest

Women’s Political Participation High Priority for UN

Woman Arrested After Foetus Found Dead

Palestinian Female Halts Israeli Arrest Of a Child

Woman Dies Five Years After She Was Wounded In Jaipur Blast

Bullet ‘Souvenir’ Brings Asian Woman Dh3, 000k Fine

Philippine ARMM Deploys All-Women Police Company to Help Prevent Failure of Elections

PML-N Women Wing President Joins PTI

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Saudi Women Victims of ‘Restriction for Protection’
Badria Al-Bishr

How can Muslims defend this logic? How could women go out, 1,400 years ago, five times a day to the mosque to pray with men without barriers or dividers, only protected by the saying of the Prophet (pbuh): “Do not stop Allah's [Islam’s] women from going to Allah's mosques.” Today, women do not go to mosques, but are rather warned by sheikhs that that they might be harassed even if their guardians accompany them....


From war to politics to art, shock tactics can be useful, powerful tools. They force the opposed to take notice, to hopefully retreat, to surrender their advantage. In the arena of human and women's rights, they are a staple -- from the burning of draft cards during the anti-Vietnam war protests of the 1960s to bra burning (myth or no) to Mohamed Bouazizi, the street vendor who set himself on fire and inadvertently roused the Tunisian Revolution --…


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