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Islam, Women and Feminism

Imam of the Quba Mosque Backs Fatwa Letting Women Visit Graves

Muslim Women in Bhopal Warn Centre Not to Meddle With Shariat, Say 'Triple Talaq Matter of AIMPLB'

High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, Is Perk Of The Job For Diplomats’ Wives

Turkish Court Releases Female ISIS Suspect

At UN Women’s Rights Review, Putrajaya Claims LGBT Treated ‘Equally’ In Malaysia

Syrian Student Forced To Promise Not To Marry a Lebanese Woman

Saudi Women Attend Concert for First Time

Iran: Woman Pleads To Save His Son In Evin Prison

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Riyadh to Host Saudi Arabia’s First Arab Fashion Week

Lindsay Lohan Once Again Sparks Rumours Of Converting To Islam

IHC Declares Minor Christian Girl Enforcedly Married by Muslim Null And Void

For Single Syrian Women, Search for Soulmate Comes Up Empty

Pakistan’s First Women in Law Magazine Launched

Iran: Protests by Students, Plundered Women in Tehran, Rasht, Orumiyeh

Iran: Women Stage Protests in Sanandaj, Tehran, Izeh

French Female Isis Fighter To Be Extradited Following Conviction In Iraq

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Picture of Women Playing Board Game at Makkah Mosque Goes Viral

‘Where Have The Young Men Gone?’ Single Syrian Women Search for Soul mates

29% Increase in Number of Saudi Female Lawyers

Muslim Girl in Lion Dance Troupe a Hit in Malaysia

Muslim Girls from Bihar Show Willingness to Study Abroad, But Want Clarity on Dressing System and Security

Iraq Court Convicts ‘Duped’ IS Foreign Widows

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Asma Jahangir: the Voice of Pakistan’s Voiceless
Husain Haqqani and Farahnaz Ispahani

Asma Jahangir: the Voice of Pakistan’s Voiceless
Asma Jahangir

Images of Asma, whether staring down armed police or being beaten by them while being dragged to prison, became the symbol of opposition to the Zia dictatorship and appeared on the front pages of newspapers worldwide. General Zia’s hand-picked unelected Parliament (called Majlis-e-Shoora) retaliated by passing a resolution accusing her of blasphemy and calling for her to be sentenced to death. ...

 

Saudi Women Don’t Need Male Permission to Start Businesses

Young Tunisian Women Launch Business Initiative to Change Own Destinies

Opposition Leader: Women Should Assume Role of Furthering Iran Uprising

Saudi Women Have a Central Role in Building the Nation, Janadriyah Festival Shows

Egyptian Feminist Defies Social Norms by Using Her Wardrobe

Macy's Decision to Sell Hijabs Sparks Debate among Muslim Women

Women Can Be Empowered By Granting Them Rights Given By Islam: Siraj

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

70,000 Indian Muslim Women Protest against Triple Talaq Bill

Afghanistan's First Female SKIERS, Learning To Snowplough

Iranian Policewoman Scolds Girl for Not Wearing Hijab ‘Properly’

Nigeria: 46 Women, Kids Freed From Terrorists

Iran: 65 Per Cent Illiterates in Khuzistan Are Women

Violence against Women Hotline Posters Displayed Across Turkey

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Iranian Women Must Remain United To Advance Rights
Leila Alikarami

The bold waving of veils on sticks by women who have no apparent affiliation with any movement has not only provoked questions among politicians and even forced some to react, but has also pushed women activists to clarify their position on this issue. Not all activists, and especially those who have a long history of struggle in advancing women's rights, have welcomed the public protests. Their concerns are manifold....

 

Shoura Council Member Calls For Military Draft of Saudi Women

Saudi Women Run To Promote Fitness Culture

Pakistan's All-Girl Team Set To Participate In International Formula Student Racing Event

Hijab: Muslim Women Want Action against Discrimination

Saudi Women Can Finally Breathe In Society

Government Too ‘Politically Correct’ to Back Schools Banning Islamic Hijab

Muslim Women Protest Triple Talaq Bill In Mumbai, Address Memorandum To Governor

UN Report Says Poorest Nigerian Women Fare Better In Nutrition than Their Counterparts in Sindh

Iranian Women Must Remain United To Advance Rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Asma Jahangir: Bidding Farewell to A Feminist Icon
Rabia Mehmood

Over the decades, she took on military dictators, religious extremists and violent misogynists both in court and on the streets. In Pakistan, human rights, and specifically women's rights, are widely understood as a western concept introduced with the agenda of weakening local Islamic or cultural traditions. But this did not stop Asma from fighting for human rights within her own country....

 

Why Some Maulanas and Islamic Scholars Upset With 'Winking Girl' Priya Prakash Varrier

Burqa Clad Muslim Girls Mark Valentine’s Day as Haya Day in Nagpur

100 Women: The Afghan Women Celebrating Valentine's Day

Triple Talaq: Legislation Is Interference in Islamic Shariat, Says Maoists

Some Finding It Hard to Digest Women at Asma’s Funeral

Hijab Saga: Muslims Warns Nigerian Law School, Say Religious War Looms

48pc Pakistani Women Have No Say in Health Matters: UN

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

How She Became Asma
I.A. Rehman

Everybody is saying that the void caused by Asma Jahangir’s passing can never be filled. The gap indeed appears to be hard to bridge. But Asma has left a legacy of hope. Who knows how many from amongst the young men and women she inspired, trained and worked with — women paralegal workers, human rights activists, interns at the legal aid organisation AGHS and HRCP, and young lawyers guided by her — may learn to speak for all the disadvantaged who Asma loved...

 

Why Are Women Jihadists Fighting for ISIS?
Eleanor Beevor

ISIS’s forerunner, Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), was much more radical when it came to women in battle. Radicalism, in truth, was something of a trademark for its notorious leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. His deployment of female suicide bombers was a shock to many jihadists, and indeed a controversial line to walk. But Zarqawi responded that if women’s participation shamed more men into joining the fight, then the move was justifiable...

 

Tradition, Who Cares? Women to the Fore at Asma's 'Namaz Janaza'

Saudi Arabia’s First Woman Tour Guide Earns a Place in History

Taxi App Signs Up 1,000 New Women Drivers In Saudi Arabia

Iraq's Girl Weightlifters Also Boost Family Finances

Woman Accuses MQM’s Salman Baloch of Sexual Assault

Chibok Girls' Kidnapper Jailed For 15 Years

WPC Steers Through KP Assembly Three Resolutions on Women Empowerment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Asma Jahangir: Feisty Fighter, Pakistan’s Conscience
Asma Jahangir

She opposed the military dictators whom many in Pakistan didn’t mind. And, she put off the religious parties by her opposition to the laws they backed in order to create a male-dominated utopia in which women suffered and non-Muslims languished under anti-blasphemy laws.....

 

Hefazat-e-Islam Ameer Denounces Saudi Arabia’s Decision Allowing Women to Drive

1st Time Ever In Pakistan! This Hindu Woman – Krishna Kumari – Is Set To Become Lawmaker

Dublin Imam Issues Fatwa against Female Genital Mutilation

Islamic Centre of Ireland Issues Fatwa against Female Genital Mutilation

Muslim Women In Hyderabad Ignore Fatwa That Imposes ‘Bangle Rules’ On Them

Indian Union Muslim League Panel Gets Women Members

Only One of 10 Women Released By Boko Haram Is Police Officer – CP

Pak Police Bust Racket Extracting, Selling Bone Marrow of Girls

Al Wasl Volleyball Champions in Arab Women’s Sports

Female Iranian MPs Demand Action on Stalled Bill Aiming to Preventing Child Abuse

Iran: Bazaar Businessmen Admire Women’s Role in the Uprising

Iran: 5 Girl Students Deprived Of Boarding for Protesting Restrictions

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Why a Woman Leading Friday Prayers in Kerala Is a Great Development for India
Raza Habib Raja

Her step is remarkable given the fact that she is, in reality, a religious and practicing Muslim who also works for a religious organization. This also marks the first time that an Indian Muslim woman has led prayers in an orthodox setting. In the past, some women have done it in the western countries where threats of violent backlash are relatively minute....

 
Perils of Being a Muslim Male Feminist
Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam

Perils of Being a Muslim Male Feminist
Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, New Age Islam

The biggest shock you receive is when your female feminist friends would assign themselves the job of a mullah and begin issuing Fatwas when they seem to disagree with you. The best whip to lash at you is to brand you as patriarchal because you may not be on the same page with them about any issue. I had not encountered this bitter experience from fellow female feminists until recently when in a divorce case after listening to both the parties, I happened to reach out at a solution that for me was pragmatic one. But the feminists had made up the mind to punish the husband as he was male and the wife had rattled that he abused her which was admitted prima facie without authentication....

 

Saudi Public Prosecution Is Now Hiring Women Investigators

First Afghan Female Coders Create Opium-Fighting Video Game

Careem Signs Up Nearly 1,000 Saudi Women Drivers

UBT Hosts Driving Safety Event for Young Women

Bahrain Win Arab Women Sports Tournament Title

Gang in Hafizabad Extracts Bone Marrow from Girls for Sale: Police

Iraq jails Turkish woman, Syrian for life over IS ties

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Abaya Not Mandatory Attire for Saudi Women, Says Cleric

Irish Muslim Leader Backs Female Genital Mutilation

Bahrain Pair Claim Silver At The Arab Women Sports Tournament In Sharjah

UAE Women's National Ice Hockey Team Leave Lasting Impression During US Tour

Pakistan’s New Designers Bet on Wearability, Modern Relevance

Burqa-Clad Woman in Islamic State-Inspired Terror Stabbing

Without Hinduism Secularism Won't Survive, Says Muslim Woman Who Led Friday Prayers

Pakistani Activist Asma Jahangir Dies of Cardiac Arrest

Bahraini referee manages Arab Table Tennis      

Al-Saqaf about Her Medal: It’s An Honour for All Saudi Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Muslim Women Rally Round MosqueMeToo
New Age Islam News Bureau

Muslim Women Rally Round MosqueMeToo

Al-Qaeda Terrorists Mock Islamic State for ‘Fleeing to Turkey and Leaving Women to Defend Their Honour’

'You Should Be a Role Model for Women': JUI-F Senator Objects to Nasreen Jalil's Sari

Edutainment Shows How to Teach Saudi Women about Driving Safety

A Rundown on Reasons for Rising Divorce Rate in Saudi Arabia

LEAD Pakistan Holds International Conference on Women Empowerment

Iranian Women Steadfast In Campaign to Attend Soccer Matches

Iran: Activists, Mothers Declared Support for The Uprising

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Iranian Women Protest the Mandatory Hijab
Tzvi Kahn

In this context, the hijab protests mark a repudiation of the clerical regime’s view of women and thus its fundamental religious and political legitimacy. This reality explains why Tehran deems the hijab protests such a threat – and why it likely will continue to suppress them through force....

 

Women’s Organisations Write to Indian Union Law Minister against Muslim Women’s Bill

Triple Talaq Bill Is a Big 'Dhoka' Against Muslim Men and Women: AIMPLB

Saudi University’s Tourism Faculty Opens Its Doors to Female Students

Saudi Arabia Feminist Activist Detained as Country Claims It Is Increasing Women’s Rights

Pakistan Blasphemy Case: Aasia Bibi's Family Appeals for Early Hearing of Case

Experts Say Women More Vulnerable To Climate Change Impact

Iran: Women Stage Protests in Rasht and Tehran

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Still a Long Way to Go For Voting Rights for Women
Rebecca Wright

Multiple international initiatives, including the United Nations programme on women's political participation, focus on removing barriers so women can vote. Such barriers are complex and multi-dimensional but include illiteracy (nearly two-thirds of the world's illiterate adults are women) and childcare responsibilities which prevent women from leaving the home. Much more needs to be done before every woman can have a meaningful say about the way their nation is run....

 

Iran's Hijab Protests Cap Years of Evolution

Women Speak Out On Sexual Harassment during Hajj

Three Hotel Associations Sign Undertaking Not To Impose Headscarf Ban Policy

Exhibition Blending Fashion and Sport A Winner with Saudi Women

A Tech-Savvy Generation of Muslim Women Driving Global Growth

Somaliland Issues Fatwa Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Lebanon Wants More Women in Parliament

Pakistan’s Krishna Kumari Hopes to Complete Journey from Slavery to Senate

Iran: Woman, 65, Was Taken To Jail by Walker

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Schoolgirls Wearing A Hijab Is A Path To Extremism? Now That’s a Leap
Samira Shackle

The latest scandal is not at its heart about Muslims “indoctrinat[ing] impressionable minds”, as Spielman has it. It is about a confused culture that doesn’t know where “muscular liberalism” ends and bigotry begins....



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