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Islam, Women and Feminism

At Islamic Seminary That 'Converted' Akhila to Hadiya, Love Jihad Has no Takers

After Jordan, Lebanon Repeals ‘Marry the Rapist’ Law

Substantive Female Representation in Civil Service Pakistan

Hyderabad: 16-Year-Old ‘Made’ To Wed 65-Year-Old Omani Sheikh

Pauline Hanson Turns Up To Parliament in Full Burqa

Saudi Women-Based Company Fixes 18,000 Mobile Phone Sets

Fostering Financial Inclusion and Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

American Drone Warrior Saved Woman from ISIS

ISIS Appoints Brit Female Doctor as Head of Iraq Health Department

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Surayya Badruddin Tayyabji: The Woman behind Indian National Flag
Surayya Badruddin Tayyabji

Surayya is the reason that saffron, white and green colours fill us with patriotic admiration. As the historian wrote ‘ … Originally the tricolour was to have contained the spinning wheel symbol ( charkha) used by Gandhi for his party symbol ….after much persuasion Gandhi agreed to the wheel because Emperor Ashoka was venerated by Hindu and Muslim alike ..’ . The credit goes to this great Muslim woman of Hyderabad. It is high time we appreciate her effort in designing our flag....

 

In A First, Yari Road, Mumbai, Mosque Opens Door to Women Ulema

Saudi Arabia Approves Four Decisions in 10 Days to ‘Boost Women’s Rights’

Al-Azhar Rejects Tunisia’s Call for Gender Equality in Inheritance

Saudi Female Surgeon Named Goodwill Ambassador for Orthopaedics Society

3 Female Suicide Bombers Kill 28 In Nigeria

Picador Pre-Empts Essay Collection by Muslim Women

UAE to celebrate 'Emirati Women's Day'

The Female Face of Islamic Law in Malaysia

PM Modi Pledges Support to Women Fighting Triple Talaq

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Pakistan Is On the Verge of Becoming an Ideal State for Men
Ayesha Gulalai

Pakistanis could have made history this time by being on the side of a victim — one of the thousands — who chose against staying silent and suppressing her identity, her pain, and trauma she felt. But this time, yet again, a rule resonated in society that a man can never be so wrong in dealing with a woman who has a devil inside her heart always and because of whose sins humans were thrown out of heaven.....

Hijab-Clad Toon in Road Safety Books Removed Over Accusations of ‘Sexualisation’

Hijab-Clad Toon in Road Safety Books Removed Over Accusations Of ‘Sexualisation’

Michigan Woman Accuses Pastor Of Sexual Assault During In-Home ‘Anointing’ Visit: Reports

Breaking the Code: How Women In Nigeria Are Changing The Face Of Tech

Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe to Appear in Court in South Africa over Alleged Hotel Assault

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Tunisian President Suggests Allowing Muslim Women to Marry Non-Muslim Men

Pakistan Women Festival Begins

Victoria's First Hijab Cop Talks about Being A Muslim

Mother-Of-Two, 36, Caught On Camera in Racist Rant against Muslim Woman Claims She Launched Her Tirade Because She Was 'Scared By Her Victim's Veil'

An Arab Woman is a Powerful Woman: Abdulla Al Kaabi

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Europe: Burkini War Continues
Soeren Kern

Those in favour of the Burkini argue that women should be allowed to wear whatever they choose. Critics of the garment say it is an Islamic religious and political symbol which impedes integration and is incompatible with the liberal principles of secularism and gender equality. In recent months, the debate has added another dimension: public health and hygiene.....

 

Child Marriage Is a Major Global Issue, Not Just an Arab Problem

Female Saudi Fitness Coach Reveals Secret to Her Success

AUB a Partner in International Conference on Arab Women in Computing

Women Leaders Are Qatar's Pride

Female Palestinian Attacker Tries To Stab Ultra-Orthodox Man but Misses

Moroccan Video Sparks Debate on Sexual Harassment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Turkey’s Attacks on Women Wearing Shorts

Mangaluru Facebook Page Targets Muslim Girls for Tying Rakhis

Worrying Signs: 4m Saudi Women Have Passed Age of Marriage

First Saudi Female Head Chef in Riyadh Hotel

Iran: Female Islamic Guidance Patrol Set Up To Crack Down On Women in Qom

Muslim Woman Creates ‘Hijab-Grabber’ Defence Move

Moroccan Video Sparks Debate on Sexual Harassment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Arabian Airlines Refuses To Fly Passengers Who Show Arms or Legs

Muslim Woman Wears Grandma’s White Cotton Sari to Her Wedding; Questions Society’s ‘Image of a Bride’ On Facebook

Triple Talaq: Muslim Women Trust Supreme Court, Says NGO

Tribute to Pakistan’s Mother Teresa

Malaysian Woman Withdraws Molest Report against Well-Connected Preacher

2 Filipinas, Indian Woman Rescued From 'Detention' In Abu Dhabi

Muslim Woman Awarded $85,000 After Her Hijab Was Forcibly Removed By Long Beach Police Officer

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Indonesian Woman Claiming To Be 26th Islamic Prophet Admitted To Mental Hospital in Makassar

Pakistan's First Female Police Chief Breaking Cultural Taboos

Islamic State Whip, Bite 4 Women In Kirkuk For Using Cell Phones

Meet Voice of Baceprot, the All-Girl Metal Band Making Waves in Indonesia

Gunmen Kill Two Afghan Women Contractors at Air Base near Kabul

Nigeria: Harnessing the Potential of Women in Northern Nigeria

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Internalised Misogyny Is Doing the Work Of Making Women Turn On Each Other
Bina Shah

These two women should have worked together, in tandem with other women from all parties, to attempt to seek redress against the miserable way they claim they’ve been treated by powerful men. Instead, both women have fallen prey to the machinations of the political parties. They’ve allowed themselves to be used as pawns in a greater game of defamation and hobbling of the respective men they’re accusing, and their political parties....

 

Female Lawmakers Drawn into Pakistan’s Dirty Political Games

Wife of Taliban Leader: Child Marriage Prevents ‘Moral Destruction’

'We Hate The Headscarf': Can Women Find Freedom In Tehran's Female-Only Parks?

Love Marriage Woman Killed Outside Lahore High Court Multan Bench

Sisterhood of Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women Flourishing

JI Demands Death Penalty for ‘Honour’ Killing

Pakistan Woman, Husband Shot Dead In Honour Killing

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Wanted: Female Taliban
Rafia Zakaria

Women, so summarily neglected by the Taliban other than being whipped and stoned and forced into Burqas and out of markets, are of these previously untapped constituencies that the TTP has turned to. A new magazine published by the group is titled Sunnat-i-Khaula and aims to try and recruit from among millions of Pakistani women....

 

Afghanistan’s First All-Female TV Station

Raksha Bandhan 2017: Baloch Women Find Brothers, Warmth, Tie Rakhi to Indians

Women as ‘Collateral’ In Jirga Justice

Modi Govt.’S Rs 51k Wedding Bounty for Graduate Muslim Women

In Many Ways, Muslim Men and Women See Life in America Differently

Child Marriages among Syrian Refugees Rampant In Jordan amid Poverty, Uncertainty

Women’s Rights at Centre of Pakistan Political Storm

South Africa: Popular Resort Removes 'Overlooked' Hijab Restriction after 25 Years

Food Discrimination against Women in Afghanistan

Australia’s Aid Investments in Pakistan Ensure Women’s Benefit: HC

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Women Throng Jammu and Kashmir Security Camps To Tie Rakhi on Jawans' Wrists

Man Decapitates Wife for Not Quitting Job in Lahore

Sports Courses for Women at Muqrin University

This Pakistani Woman Has Been Tying 'Rakhi' On PM Modi for Over 20 Years

ISIS Arrests Woman Over Illicit Sexual Charges in North of Afghanistan

Minister: Girl married to her rapist is living with parents

40 Muslim Women Victims of Triple Talaq and Domestic Violence Send Rakhis to Yogi Adityanath

Muslim Miss Universe Contestant Muna Jama Makes History Wearing Kaftan in Swimsuit Round

Rohani: Number of Women In Public Sector Doubled In Past Decade

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

How ISIS Attracts Women from Europe with False Offer of 'Empowerment'

Pakistani Taliban’s Magazine Gives Weapons Training to Women

Women as ‘Collateral’ In Pakistan Village Justice

Arab Sensation Balqees Delights Fans at Mall of the Emirates Concert

UN Women meets with Women Leaders and Civil Society Organizations in Baghdad

Islamic State: Indonesian Maids in Hong Kong Backing Terrorists, Investigation Finds

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

This Kashmiri Girl Kicks Off Football with Stone Pelters

Saudi Female Artist Dreams Of Becoming The Arab Madame Tussauds

Women’s Enrolment Rate in Technology Studies in Arab Countries Higher than in US

Muslim Woman Fined $575 for 'Tainting' Swimming Pool with Burkini – Report

SC To Study Facts before Summoning Kerala Woman Who Converted To Islam

UP’s Muslim Women Send Rakhis to Modi, Yogi for Their Efforts on Triple Talaq

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Turkish Women Object to New Draft Law on Marriage
Ayse Arman

The first crack to break the vase was the Supreme Court’s decision “cancelling the civil marriage restriction before conducting a religious marriage,” in 2015. That is to say a man and woman could have a religious marriage—and the age of the woman is not given any importance—she can be the age of a child....

 

Why Is The Nikahnama Woven With Inequality Towards Women?
Hamza Tariq

For women in Pakistan, the latter is often the case since marriage bounds them to a contract that is deliberately created to disadvantage them. The institution of marriage has been weaponised by the male-dominated religious lobby in Pakistan to systematically disenfranchise women into a life that is decided by their significant other. The most integral part of this system is the Nikahnama (marriage certificate)....

 

‘I Wear Niqab as an Act of Defiance’: Five Women on Being Muslim in Canada

First Pakistani Woman Climbs Spanitik Peak

Denmark Prosecutes Woman for Joining ISIS in Syria

Men Outnumber Women As UAE Population Hits 9 Million

Female Health Professionals in Umerkot Allege Abuse by Court, Police Officials

British Woman Fears Arrest after Drunkenly Abusing Muslim

Malala Shares Photos As She Receives Copy of Her First Picture Book

Utah Muslim Women Encourage Honest Dialogue about Islam

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Laws That Allow Rapists to Marry Their Victims Come From Colonialism, Not Islam
Hibaaq Osman

The roots of these laws lie in the cultural impact of centuries under colonial rule, where subjugation was ultimately secured by a true “gentlemen’s agreement”. While foreign powers took control of the state, in exchange they offered local men complete control of their homes....

Saudi Arabia to Open Luxury Beach Resort Where Women Can Wear Bikinis

First Saudi Women’s Sports Camp in Madinah Launched

Jewish and Muslim Women in Yorkshire Hold Interfaith Picnic

BBC Promotes Niqab with Terror Jokes, Admits Coverings Are Islamic

Yemen’s Houthi-Controlled Areas See Dramatic Rise in Child Marriages

British Woman Shouts at Muslim Woman in Niqab, Tells Her She Looks like A ‘Pillar Box’

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Jihadi Glamour: Pakistani Taliban Launches Women's Magazine

AIOU to Provide Free Education to Prisoners, Drop-Out Girl Students

Woman Relates Personal Trauma of Child Marriage

British Muslims Banned From Portuguese Poolside for Wearing Burkinis

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Tunisia Takes a Big Step to Protect Women from Abuse
Lilia Blaise

Tunisia has long been regarded as a pioneer for women’s rights in the Arab world, but the day-to-day life of many Tunisian women is still one of abuse and harassment. So when Parliament passed a measure last week outlawing violence against women, some burst into ululation and passed around bouquets of jasmine....



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  • what has been attempted by mr. naseer ahmed is neither here nor there. i never brought in judaic...
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  • Dear Arshad Alam, While what you write may be true - the marginalization of and tacit...
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  • Shaped by history is human, not divine, and can be reformed or discarded. Theology is shaped by humans and can be reformed/discarded.....
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  • Aayina, Muslims hate the Israeli Jews because of the Palestinian issue and not because their faith teaches them. After the Spanish Inquisition, the Jews found ...
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  • Simple.... The presence of "Love Jihad" philosophy has been simply proved from the horse's mouth. Hindus need to be cautious on this.'
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  • authenticity' is not a function of being 'shaped by history.
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