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East London Top School Bans Muslim Girls under Eight from Wearing Hijabs

Muslim Women Are Entitled To A Law Against Triple Talaq

Project Launched To Transport Female Teachers across Saudi Arabia

How Saudi Women Interacted With the First Mixed Public Sporting Event

Women Political Activists Become Active in Peshawar

From Garrison State to Women Empowerment

Women’s reproductive freedom in Pakistan

Pakistani woman Farhat wins N-Peace Award

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Pakistan Soap Operas Seek To Break Taboos

Women Seek a Bigger Role in Arab Gulf’s Energy Sector

Hundreds Protest In Nabi Saleh to Demand Freedom for Tamimi Women

Egypt Squash Stars Proud To Contest Final of Historic Event in Saudi Arabia

Bank Nizwa Empowers Women in Oman with ‘Ladies Only’ Banking Services

Lincoln Woman Qualifies For Miss Arab USA Pageant, Learning About Her Lebanese Heritage

Pakistan: More Rape Attempts against Girls Reported

Stars ‘Shocked’ At Gender Pay Disparity in Hollywood

At vanguard of protest, women drive a chink in mullahs’ armour

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Saudi Football Stadium Welcomes Women for First Time

Toronto: 11-Year-Old Muslim Girl 'Terrified' After Man Cuts Her Hijab

How a Poor Bangladeshi Woman Became a Community Role Model

Saudi Arabia stadiums welcome female football fans for first time

4 Young Women Sweep UAE Student Awards

‘Iranian Women Are Yet To Discover Their Self-Worth’

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A basic principle of Islamic Shariah states that when a commandment is revealed, even if the masculine form of a word is used, the female gender is also included in this commandment. If this principle is rejected then the basic pillars of Islam such as prayer, fasting and pilgrimage will become null and void for women. So, though God Almighty and the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) use the masculine form of sentence to describe most of the commandments, women are also bound to act and follow those rules and regulations....

 

‘I Can’t Describe My Feelings’ – Saudi Women Finally Allowed Into Games

Iran: Women Required Wearing a Head Cover Even Under Surgery

Two Held Over Bid To Sell Off Kerala Woman to Islamic State After Forced Conversion

Yazidi Children Rescued From IS Getting Psychological Help

Muslim Intelligentsia, Women's Groups Say Triple Talaq Bill ‘Politically Motivated’

Justice for Zainab: Protesters in Kasur Turn On PML-N Lawmakers

Taliban IED Kills 4-Year-Old Girl in East of Afghanistan

First Women-Only Car Showroom Opens in Saudi Arabia

How the Gym Culture Is Taking Hold among Saudi Women

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Turks Up In Arms over Religious Green Light for 9-Year-Old Brides
Zülfikar Dogan

The glossary described marriage as a necessary step against “the danger of engaging in illegitimate affairs.” On how the marriage ceremony should be performed, the following is advised for women: “A woman who has reached puberty age can get married without [the presence of] a parent, but the presence of a parent is preferable.” The DIB’s endorsement of the view that girls who reach puberty at age 9 can marry...

 

The Story of a Feminist Victory against Fundamentalists and Gender Segregation in UK Schools
Pragna Patel

Such denunciations are nothing less than a calculated attempt by a fundamentalist revival of regressive religious identities to exclude secular feminist voices. They are part of a harmful backlash against a significant legal victory for minority women and girls....

 

Triple Talaq Bill Is Flawed In Its Present Form; Rajya Sabha Must Amend It or Send It to the Dustbin
Tufail Ahmad

In its current form, the Bill is designed to keep alive the triple Talaq issue, as I have argued, for electoral and political purposes. There are also other concerns that Muslim men can be harassed by cops, especially when communal leaders win in a certain region. Under this Bill, the instant triple Talaq is cognisable offence, which means – as noted by the writer Rana Safvi – a policeman does not need a warrant to arrest, nor does the complaint have to be filed by the Muslim woman. Any person can file a complaint against a Muslim husband leading to his arrest. This Bill is arbitrary in nature.....

Related Articles:

1.    Triple Talaq Controversy: Male Chauvinist Indian Ulema Are Subverting Islam to Mislead the Supreme Court

2.     Triple Talaq Row: Social Boycott as Punishment Is Juvenile; AIMPLB Scholars Must Follow Quran and Accept Inevitability of Change

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

4.      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

5.      The Process for Divorce in the Quran

6.     Sultan Shahin Raises Triple Talaq Issue at UNHRC, Asks Muslims to Engage In Serious Rethinking Of Islamic Theology and Bring It In Line With the Needs of 21st Century

7.     The Triple Talaq Case: The Unjust Muslim Men and Their Unjust Leaders

8.      Instant Triple Talaq Judgment and After

Women above 25 to Be Allowed Saudi Tourist Visas; No ‘Chaperon’ Required
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Urges Justice after Rape, Murder of Girl in Pakistan’s Kasur

Triple Talaq Bill Politically Motivated, Feel Muslim Intelligentsia, and Women’s Groups

Princess Reema Wants More Saudi Women in Sport

Indian Govt Mulls Ordinance on Triple Talaq

Reports Says Everyday 11 Children Face Sexual Abuse in Pakistan

Women above 25 can now travel to Saudi Arabia alone

Pakistani Woman’s Plight Catches Attention Of UAE Embassy

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Marriage Is a Civil Contract — Adultery or Divorce Should Have Only Civil Consequences
Faizan Mustafa

There are striking similarities between the offence of ‘theft’ and ‘adultery’ under the Indian Penal Code. Encyclopaedia of Diderot & d’Alembert, Vol. 1 (1751) also equated adultery with theft: “adultery is, after homicide, the most punishable of all crimes, because it is the most cruel of all thefts.”...

Female Genital Mutilation in the Bohra Community: A Continuing Injustice
Pallabi Munsi

The volte-face of the WCD Ministry has left everyone baffled, because most were hoping that with a green signal from the Centre, the practice may come to an end, more so since the Bohra religious leadership is seen to enjoy a good relationship with the Modi-led BJP. The late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb, the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq (absolute missionary) of the Dawoodi Bohras and Narendra Modi had a close and cordial relationship....

From Shah Bano to Triple Talaq, Lies and Deception Are Being Used To Cheat Women of Rights
M J Akbar

The practice of triple Talaq was a clear violation of the Holy Quran. Islam has stressed equality in rights between men and women; divorce is permissible, but only after consideration and counselling, with conditions that include maintenance for the wife. Surah 2 Verse 228 of the Quran is categorical: “And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable”. Verse 241 is equally explicit: “For divorced women maintenance should be provided on a reasonable scale. This is a duty on the righteous.”....

Related Articles:

1.    Triple Talaq Controversy: Male Chauvinist Indian Ulema Are Subverting Islam to Mislead the Supreme Court

2.     Triple Talaq Row: Social Boycott as Punishment Is Juvenile; AIMPLB Scholars Must Follow Quran and Accept Inevitability of Change

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

4.      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

5.      The Process for Divorce in the Quran

6.     Sultan Shahin Raises Triple Talaq Issue at UNHRC, Asks Muslims to Engage In Serious Rethinking Of Islamic Theology and Bring It In Line With the Needs of 21st Century

7.     The Triple Talaq Case: The Unjust Muslim Men and Their Unjust Leaders

8.      Instant Triple Talaq Judgment and After

Saudi Arabia, India and Iran: Posing As Liberators of Muslim Women
Rafia Zakaria

In clamouring loudly to declare themselves the champions of Muslim women, the autocrats and theocrats and lapsed democrats of the world forget that the oppressed may be silenced but they are not stupid. To become true supporters of Muslim women, men in all three of these countries need first and foremost to shut up and listen.

Bleak Future for Pak Women If Jirga Justice Made Legitimate: Expert

India Woman Kills Self 'Over WhatsApp Bullying' Over Her Friendship with A Muslim Man

Saudi Shoura Members Criticize Labour Ministry for ‘Frightening’ Unemployment Rate among Women

Women Are Capable Of Living without Love, Says Jordanian Singer and Actress

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Woman Set To Make Mark in First Squash World Series in Riyadh

Shoura Panel Wants Court Approval for Marriage Contracts for Girls Fewer than 18

Two Bedouin Women Charged With Plotting Islamic State Terror Attack in Israel

French Female IS Recruiter Refutes Allegation of Torture in Recent Video

Hounded By Hindutva Activists for WhatsApp Text Saying She Likes Muslims, Girl Kills Self

Syrian Kurds Turn to Arab Women to Cement Hold On Power

Iran: A woman civil activist arrested in Tehran

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Triple Talaq Bill Could Be a Stepping Stone Towards a More Comprehensive Codification of Gender-Just Muslim Family Law Reform in India
Mariya Salim

The reason why activists who work with Muslim women on the ground and with scores of survivors of "triple Talaq" support the bill is because they see the destitution that this practice has caused. They do not see merit in losing an opportunity for reform because the party in power is right-wing. This bill could be a stepping stone towards a more comprehensive codification of gender-just Muslim family law reform in India.....

The Quran teaches Muslims to honour contracts and obligations, it says what means: “O you who have believed, fulfil (your) obligations.” [Quran 5:1] It is absolutely Haraam (unlawful) for the Muslim to lie, cheat or otherwise be dishonest in carrying out any job big or small. For those women who choose to work, there may be challenges of today’s work environment, but for any Muslim woman, meeting these challenges is not impossible....

 

Talaq Bill against Gender Justice, Minority Rights
Audrey D’Mello

What happens to a woman when her husband says, “Talaq, Talaq, Talaq” over phone, email, SMS, fax or any other means? Well, the marriage is still intact and she continues to be his wife. Talaq-e-Biddat, or uttering Talaq three times, is not a part of the Quran. Before a Talaq is pronounced the Quran recommends arbitration, mediation and reconciliation....

Related Articles:

1.    Triple Talaq Controversy: Male Chauvinist Indian Ulema Are Subverting Islam to Mislead the Supreme Court

2.     Triple Talaq Row: Social Boycott as Punishment Is Juvenile; AIMPLB Scholars Must Follow Quran and Accept Inevitability of Change

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

4.      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

5.      The Process for Divorce in the Quran

6.     Sultan Shahin Raises Triple Talaq Issue at UNHRC, Asks Muslims to Engage In Serious Rethinking Of Islamic Theology and Bring It In Line With the Needs of 21st Century

7.     The Triple Talaq Case: The Unjust Muslim Men and Their Unjust Leaders

8.      Instant Triple Talaq Judgment and After

 

Muslim Women Will Not Misuse the 'Triple Talaq' Law

Haj Policy Panel Head Suggests Removing Age Bar on Women Travelling Without Mehram

With A Green Light From Karachi, Pakistan’s Women-Only Taxis Eye New Cities

Refugee Women in Malaysia Unprotected Against Violence

Three-Quarters of Swiss Back a Burqa Ban

Female Squash Professionals Including KSA Player “Making History” At Saudi Tournament

10% Saudi Women above 32 Unmarried

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Son and I Want To Survive: UP Muslim Woman after Receiving Talaq via SMS

Syrian Women Seek Virtual Marriages amid Uncertain Futures

Three Palestinian Women Fight Islamic Misogyny in Tel Aviv

Micro-Mutinies of Muslim Women Will Have Lasting Impact

Women’s Group Criticises Triple Talaq Bill

The Frenchwoman Who Fell In Love with Lucknow and Launched Many Jihads in Her Lifetime

Lily Allen: Grooming Gang Victims Would Have Been Raped ‘By Somebody Else’ if Muslim Abusers Were Absent

Saudi Women Prepare To Attend Football Matches as Ban on Entry to Stadiums Lifted Next Week

4 Ways Tunisia Is Moving Toward Greater Gender Equality

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Salaam Shalom: Muslim and Jewish Women Start a Movement to Thwart Religious Bigotry

Iran: At Least Four Female Students Arrested In the Uprising

Wan Azizah Wants Three in Ten Pakatan’s GE14 Candidates to Be Women

How can I help you? More women join Saudi tourism and hospitality industry

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Nothing New in Triple Talaq Bill Except For Fear of a Majoritarian Govt
M R Shamshad

Mostly, Indian legislative processes follow a certain procedure. Firstly, outside the Parliament by consulting with stakeholders, affected parties, scholars etc and then inside the Parliament by referring it to Select Committees, Standing Committees etc for deliberations.  But in this case, five members of the Cabinet drew up the legislation and placed it before the Lok Sabha in the afternoon and after a short debate, it went to vote and was declared passed....

Related Articles:

1.    Triple Talaq Controversy: Male Chauvinist Indian Ulema Are Subverting Islam to Mislead the Supreme Court

2.     Triple Talaq Row: Social Boycott as Punishment Is Juvenile; AIMPLB Scholars Must Follow Quran and Accept Inevitability of Change

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

4.      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

5.      The Process for Divorce in the Quran

6.     Sultan Shahin Raises Triple Talaq Issue at UNHRC, Asks Muslims to Engage In Serious Rethinking Of Islamic Theology and Bring It In Line With the Needs of 21st Century

7.     The Triple Talaq Case: The Unjust Muslim Men and Their Unjust Leaders

8.      Instant Triple Talaq Judgment and After

Muslim Women Speaking Up Against Violence Are Silenced, We Must Amplify Their Voices
Maliha Aqueel

Muslim women inhabit a uniquely marginalised space in a world where the existence of rampant Islamophobia both disregards their voices in the wider world and is also used to justify silencing their voices within Muslim communities – by prioritising the issue of anti-Muslim racism over the struggle against patriarchal oppressions....

Turkey Fines TV Channel over Girls in Shorts in Talent Show

‘Don’t Drag Me into Politics’: Muslim Girl Tells Ulema Who Issued Fatwa against Her

Vani: 12-Year-Old Girl Married To 35-Year-Old Man in Vehari, Pakistan

Iran: Senior Woman Politicians Declare Support for Iran Uprising

Nigerian Military Rescues One of 270 Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram In 2014

Tunisia Restarts Emirates Flights after Women Security Row

A Young Woman and Her Hijab: Symbols of Iran's Unrest

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Difficulties of Being a Liberal and a Woman in Pakistan
Afiya S. Zia

The weakness of the liberals’ project lies in their own limited and non-economic understanding of liberalism. More critically, they have not managed to remove their gendered prejudices in order to appreciate the political value or the difficulties of being a liberal and a woman in Pakistan....

 


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