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Islam, Women and Feminism

The particular verse is interpreted as signifying the separation of spaces where the normative behaviour expected of Muslims should be different. Rather than being a separation between male and female, it is more of an exhortation to respect the private sphere such as the domestic household. Such interpretations never become the normative understanding because the conservative Ulama have institutional control of Islamic societies....

 

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It makes it nearly impossible for victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse to seek justice, because the police often insist that women and girls obtain their guardian's authorization to file complaints, even if -- as in Qunun's case -- that complaint concerns the guardian....

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Ahed Tamimi, Malala Yousafzai and Rahaf Mohammed are iconic symbols from the West Bank to London and from Toronto to Tokyo. None is celebrated in Pakistan although one is our very own. Why? And what does this say about us...

 Islamists in Pakistan’s Swat valley would have no sleep as long as they could not shoot those bullets into the head of the little girl Malala Yousafzai.....

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Nazma Khan, who immigrated to the United States from Bangladesh at age 11, faced years of shaming over wearing a headscarf in New York....

 

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Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Some of the most important traditions and practices of the Prophet Muhammad were preserved and carried forth by the women closest to him— his wives and daughters but as with many other major faiths, women in Islamic tradition have largely been relegated to supporting roles throughout recent history....

 

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Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

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While most agree a woman has the right to choose her wardrobe — and that hijab as part of her wardrobe should also be her choice...

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Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Twelve of the 15 countries in the world with the lowest rate of female participation in the workforce are in North Africa and the Middle East, according to a World Economic Forum report....

 

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Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

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Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

He also justified the criminalisation of instant triple Talaq by citing examples of 22 Muslim countries. But most of these countries have not criminalised triple Talaq although the husband has to pay compensation in a few of these nations....

 

In Saudi Arabia extramarital affairs can be punished with execution. The most glaring case was of 19-year-old Princess Mishaal bint Fahd al-Saud, a grandniece of Saudi King Khaled, who, along with her lover, Khaled al-Sha’er al-Mulhallal, nephew of the Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, were executed in 1977 after confessing their crime. ...

 

“How does my hijab affect you?” one placard asked. Other parents, in favour of the hijab ban, had their own placards. “Let our uniform be our uniform”, read one. ....

 

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Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

By breaking through the barriers to participation, these women are now able to bring forward progressive policies that reflect what all faiths and beliefs are meant to instill: compassion, humanity, and public service...

 


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