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Islam, Women and Feminism

Sri Lanka Plans to Ban the Burqa After Easter Attacks. Does it Solve the Terror Problem?

Saudi Woman Granted Refugee Status In NZ Because Of Persecution

Kenya: In a Man's World, Muslim Woman Defies Odds as Tuk-Tuk Driver

Lebanese Female Author Wins Arabic Fiction Prize

Report Highlights Online Abuse Experienced By Women Activists in Pakistan

KP Assembly Resolution for Raising Marriage Age To 18 Lauded

German Woman, Parents-In-Law Indicted For Aiding ISIS

Kosovan Women Returned From Syria Face House Arrest

Syrian Woman In Wheelchair Tells UN Disabled Are Invisible

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Yemeni Activists Blast Houthi Recruitment of All-Female Militias

Child Marriages Exceed 4,000 in North Khorasan in Just One Year

‘Tireless Bullying’ Makes Nine-Year-Old Syrian Girl Commit Suicide in Canada

Joining Daesh Was a Disastrous Mistake, Say Former Female Members

CAS Class Explores Women in the Muslim World

Nobel Laureate Murad Urges Justice for Yazidi Victims of IS

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


These allegations, spread via a public smear campaign in the Saudi media, hung over the women during the nine months they were detained without charge. Some of the women alleged that Saudi authorities brutally tortured them....


Women Own 50 Percent Of E-Stores Registered In Maroof, Saudi Arabia

OIC: Encourage Science, Technology Training For Girls

Kosovo Police Question Several Women Who Returned From Syria

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


We all have platforms of some kind: a social media group, a book club, friends who like to walk and talk on Saturday mornings, a workplace newsletter you contribute to. Clear some space and invite a Muslim woman along to be a part of it too. ....


Saudi Women Working Hard To Change Country They Call Home

About 86% of Kerala Women Going On Hajj without a Mehram

Qatar Chamber Joins Conference on Women Empowerment in Lebanon

Did Female Iranian Boxer Fight For Championship Or Asylum In France?

Iranian Women’s Volleyball Team Cancelled Plan for Asian Cup

Taliban Meets With Women’s Rights Activists, Others after Talks with Afghan Officials Collapse

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Malaysia Probes Talk on Muslim Women Giving Up Headscarves

Meet The Emirati Female Pilot Who Flies A380s, One Of The World's Largest Passenger Aircraft

Former ISIS Bride Blames Islamophobic Bullying At Her British School For Driving Her To Marry A Syrian Jihadi Like Shamima Begum

French Court Rules Company To Pay 23,000 Euros To Muslim Woman Fired For Refusing To Take Headscarf Off

Women Scouts Team Created In Taif University

Amnesty International: Stop Crackdown on Women’s Rights Defenders

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


American College Golfer In Hijab Out To Blaze Trail For Muslim Women

In Iraq, Tribal Traditions Rob Women, Girls Of Rights

Women’s Mosque of Canada launches in Toronto

Yemeni Women Demand Equal Representation In Peace Process

Saudi Embassy in Georgia Says Passports of Runaway Sisters Are Valid

Suspected Far-Right Extremist Attacks Muslim Woman Wearing Headscarf In Berlin

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


People from different political, ethnic, religious and social backgrounds have participated in the protests, culminating in a historic sit-in at the headquarters of the Sudanese Armed Forces. But women — always — have been at the forefront...

Qatar Sociologist Teaches Muslim Men How To Beat Women Correctly In Viral Video

Teenage Hindu Girl's Kidnapping Sparks Protest in Pakistan's Punjab

Malaysia Probes Book on Giving Up Hijab

Woman shot dead in N.Ireland in ‘terrorist incident’

In Iraq, tribal traditions rob women, girls of rights

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Many impediments remain that affect women’s work-life balance: The Bangladeshi culture expects women to cook, clean and look after their children, even if they have full-time jobs. The discussion around women’s unpaid household work were renewed by a speech made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that went viral on social media nearly two years ago.....

Mo Salah Calls for Change in Treatment of Women in Muslim World

A Saudi Mother’s First Cinema Trip with Daughter Revives Happy Memories

Iranian Woman Cancels Return Home after Arrest Warrant Issued

Saudi Court Postpones Hearing in Trial of Female Activists

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Culturalists in some Muslim societies cite the Islamic faith in defending “honour killings” of women and marriage for child brides and right to choose her spouse by her parents. Muslim women are marginalized not by the true tenets of their faith but by patriarchal cultural practices.....

Kuchi Afghan women face a number of challenges and deprivations. They are denied access to education, married off as children, raped, and exchanged to settle disputes. Yet policymakers and international donor agencies in Afghanistan have inadequately addressed vulnerabilities faced by Kuchi girls and women....

When talking about gender in Islam, the adequate term to use is equity not equality. This is because equality is often understood to mean absolute equivalence in everything. Equity in Islam is utilized to establish justice and equality in all responsibilities and rights of both genders. It retains the possibility of differences in some ways within the overall balance and equality.... 

'Muslim Women Should Pray Inside Homes': Kerala Sunni Clerics Body

On Women’s Right to Pray at Mosques, Supreme Court Issues Notices to Centre and AIMPLB

Hearing Plea on Women in Mosques Only Because Of Sabarimala: SC

Princess Reema Sworn in as Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to The United States

Malaysia Probes Book on Muslim Women Who Refuse To Wear Headscarves

Saudi Court Adjourns Hearing In Trial Of Women Activists

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Indonesian Woman Caned In Public for Having Sex Outside Wedlock

Muslim Women and Allies to Launch the Women’s Mosque of Canada

Meet Sadaf Jaffer, America’s First Female Muslim Mayor

Female Uber Drivers In Saudi Arabia Can Now Choose Their Passengers' Gender

For Arab Women, Israel Provides No Sanctuary from Violence

Hijab-Clad Muslim Woman Attacked In Berlin

Female ISIL Terrorist Captured at Iran's Northwestern Borders

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In the last week of March, news outlets and social media focused on egregious cases of violence against women: A Christian woman was kidnapped, forcibly converted and raped. A husband beat his wife and shaved her head when she refused to dance for his friends. Another woman was beaten and kept in chains by her husband....


While the unrelenting attacks on Omar are newsworthy unto themselves as a conservative peculiarity, I believe that the attacks should be viewed through a wider and longer lens. Omar is only the most recent minority woman onto whom conservatives have trained their fire.....

But in their paranoid frenzy to spread the blessings of Islam, these hotheads forget that the Prophet of Islam had strictly forbidden forced conversion of people of other faiths. In one of his earliest acts after migrating to Medina from his native Mecca, the Prophet had issued a written guarantee to the minorities—Christians and Jews alike...

Iranian Woman Who Removed Headscarf ‘Pardoned’ After Jail Sentence

Kuwaiti Female Wins Silver Medal In World Kickboxing Championship

TIFF Holds Contemporary Arab Women Filmmakers Retrospective Ahead Of 2019 Festival

Activists slam Saudi Arabia for arresting ‘pregnant woman’

Dubai-Based Pakistani Wins Chartered Accountant Woman of the Year Award

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Indian Woman, Torture By Her Ex-Husband, ‘Embraces’ Islam, Marries Pakistani Man

Man Insults, Punches Pregnant Muslim Woman In Germany's Berlin

Woman Muslim Convert Dies While Saving Others In NZ Terror Attack

Monireh Arab-Shahi, Mother Of Civil Activist Yasamin Ariani, Arrested

‘Lack Of Self-Belief Stops Women’s Businesses From Taking Off’

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Captive Teen Brides Trapped Between ISIS And Its Victors

Employment for Saudi Women Is A ‘Right and A Necessity’

Missing Pakistani Hindu Student Converts to Islam, Marries Muslim Class Fellow

Manal Al-Sharif Wants Americans to Know of Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Abuses

Meet Women In UAE Who Knit Clothes For Underprivileged Children

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Hindu Girls Weren’t Forcibly Converted: Pakistan Court

Rescued From Pakistan, Uzma Comes Forward To Help Women Facing Similar Situation

Iddah: Giving Muslim Women Time To Grieve And Reflect After The Christchurch Attacks

Women Lead the Charge, And Chants, In Sudan Protests

TV show reunites Dutch woman with Turkish sister

Egypt Female Students Protest After Al-Azhar Campus Rape Covered Up

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Ivanka Trump Praises Egypt’s Efforts To Empower Women

'About 67% Of Qatar's Higher Education Graduates Are Women'

Angelina Jolie Says Women Must Be Included In Afghan Talks

Egypt Still Suffers From The Gender Gap: Minister

Egyptian Female Peacekeeper Receives UN Medal

Pak Court Orders Teenage Christian Girl, Converted to Islam and Married Forcibly, Back In Parents' Custody

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  • @Urooj, The extremist people are doing all this in the name of Islam, therefore it is necessary for us...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • الذي لا يعرفه أكثر العرب والمسلمين أن طالبان أفغانستان معظمهم حنفية ماتريدية نقشبندية قادرية وأن جهادهم ضد المحتل نوع من حركات التحرر الوطني الديني خلافا ...
    ( By عبد السلام )
  • One question is that if something can be naturally proved then why to go for other Islamic text to prove ...
    ( By Urooj )
  • @Critic, The difference between ‘definitive command’ (Farz) and Sunnah is that without performance of Farz, ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • @Critic, Farz can be translated as ‘definitive obligation’. Three things are farz in bathing; Gargling, drawing water into nostrils ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • @Critic, Farz can be translated as ‘definitive obligation’. Three things are farz in bathing; Gargling, drawing water into....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Even Daniel Pipes asserts, "Radical Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution." That is a good answer to nitwit....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • We need such voices of reason and moderation.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Good article! Let religions be in our private domains. Let us recognize Hindutva and Jehadism as divisive and anti-national.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • There is no alternative to man's using his own understanding. Let us follow the path of enlightenment. Let us not be obsessed....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Do you think education and scientific attitude can make Muslim,...
    ( By Aayina )
  • This fake Secular Sagariaka Gosh get place here as sane voice.
    ( By Aayina )
  • Ansarullah Khan yes I agree with you. Israel is also the orignater of terrorism
    ( By Ahanger A Mohammad )
  • Is America attacked in kasmir or Pakistan, is done any harm to Bangladesh...
    ( By Аиаит Снакгавояту )
  • राधेश्यामजी आतंकवाद की उम्र और अरबो के यहां जमीन से तेल निकलने उम्र एक ही है।वर्ल्ड वॉर एक...
    ( By Ansarullah Khan )
  • कट्टरपंथी जो इस्लाम का बिस्तार चाहते हैं आतंकवाद के लिये जिम्मेदा
    ( By Radhe Shyam Tiwari )
  • What will happen to India if they comes to India as per the statement of General...
    ( By Nazirahmad Gazi )
  • In books we read some acts are Farz in bathing while sunnah in wuzu but how can we know it is taken from....
    ( By Critic )
  • أخي العزيز، وقال الله تعالى في القرآن الكريم، "إن ....
    ( By عبد الرحمن الجزائري )
  • There is need of elaborating the concept of Duniya. What is Duniya? There are two things in Duniya; right and wrong. Again the question ....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Dear Ghaus sb, thank you for reply. Could you please reply to such a concept which is somewhat popular on social....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Dear Ghaus sb, thank you for reply. Could you please reply to such a concept which is somewhat popular....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • If we want peace, we must tolerate many unpleasant things from others.
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • The same question is being asked by Muslims “why Is Islam criticized more than any others?”
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • It’s not politically correct to criticize Islam but you can Christianity or Judaism or Hinduism or whatever other religion you like. Why?.
    ( By Russel )
  • "The perception of radical Islamists is distorted" Truly said.
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • A rabid Islamist like Qardawi would of course suit Hats Off's hate war against Islam. They both would....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • the ridda wars are indisputable proof that killing for apostasy was one,...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Love for one's homeland is good as long as it is not...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Miss Fatma, I completely disagree with what is being quoted...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • Sri Lanka Bomb Attacks Were Revenge for New Zealand Mosque Killings" Idiotic reasoning...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Islam brings moderation in all walks of life. Moderation means to adopt....
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
  • In theory Islam teaches humbleness but what is required is to implement the humble-theory....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi sb, What is your opinion about this....
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Well written article. This points out to a very big problem. Because of such radical....
    ( By Kaniz Fatima )
  • Rightly said, ”Religion requires humbleness to adapt"'
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Well said by Swedish Imam'
    ( By Kaniz Fatma )
  • Hats Off has not understood this article at all. It is a harsh critique of Modi and the BJP.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • I doubt Hats Off has read this article. It is a very sober coverage of the precarious state of minorities in several....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off is comparing his comments to imprecations in 1400 year old books! What he does not want to....
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )