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Islam, Women and Feminism

Lebanese Artist Tests Opinions of Arab Women through Her Art

166,000 Saudi Women Find Jobs in the Private Sector

Special Muslim Marriage Court in Malaysia to Begin Operations in May

Husband of Slain Woman Forgives New Zealand Mosque Gunman

Mumbai: Hindu And Muslim Woman Donate Kidneys to Each Other's Spouses

OIC Women’s Council Expresses Solidarity with New Zealand Muslim Community

Over 166,840 Saudi women employed in kingdom’s private sector

Empowering Egyptian Women to Be At Forefront of Entrepreneurship

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Acid Attack, Honour Killing, And Suicides Take Toll On Iranian Women

Saudi Princess Al-Bandari: A Lifetime Dedicated To Philanthropy, Women’s Rights

Husband Of Slain Woman Forgives New Zealand Mosque Gunman

J-K: Militants Kill Woman SPO At Home In Shopian, Hunt On For Attacker

Pakistan Women’s March Organisers Highlight Online Death Threats

JCI Bangladesh Awards 12 Women Leaders

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

'I Tried To Hold Back Tears': First Two Muslim Congresswomen React to New Zealand Tragedy

Yemenis Bury Women, Children Killed In Saudi Airstrike

Saudi Arabia Affirms Economic Role for Women

Move To Set Up Network of Safe Places for Muslim Women in Dublin

Defying Threats, Afghan Singer Aryana Comes Home For Women

International Women’s Leadership Conference Discusses Ways To Fight Radicalism

Arab Women Pioneers: Daring to Break Stereotypes

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

It is curious that many who claim to be proponents of women’s rights and opposed to misogyny, and not just predictable bigots, have taken offence to this year’s well-attended and spirited women’s march. It is the angry irreverent tone that bothers us, we say....

 

Women Rally In Yemen’s Sana’a To Condemn Saudi-Led Strikes

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Americans Get Haircuts in Women-Only Salon

Uzbekistan: Supporters of Islamic Clothing Take Battle To Court

Pakistan Torn as Women’s Day March Sparks Wave of ‘Masculine Anxiety’

Wife of Terror Suspect Blows Herself Up and Her Children in Indonesia

Sturgeon Announces £400,000 For Malala-Inspired Pakistan Female Scholarships

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

They are women who bravely challenged misogyny and dictatorship, one in Iran, the other in Saudi Arabia. Those two nations may be enemies, but they find common cause in their barbaric treatment of women — and since they are trying to squelch and smother these two women, we should shout their names from the mountaintops...

 

Islamic State Women Defiant In Face Of Lost Caliphate

Students Try on Hijabs In Event Hosted By Muslim Student Association

Saudi Princess, Moudi Bint Khalid, Says Gender Balance Key to Reforming Society

Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal Lawmaker Says Will Seek Police FIR against Aurat March

Her Crime? Defending Women’s Rights in Iran

Iranian Women’s Football League In Deplorable Conditions

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Nike Star Ibtihaj Muhammad Attacks French Attitude To Sports Hijab

Sudan Court Scraps Lashes for Nine Women Protesters, Says Lawyer

U.S. Muslim Activist Saddened By Conflict over Women of the Wall

Women Key to Democracy: Turkish Minister

American Woman Stuck In Saudi Arabia Granted Residency after Years of Repression

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Al-Haqbani Becomes First Saudi to Sit On Board of Arab Women Foundation

Two Saudi Women Flee On Sisters’ ID

Daesh Girl's Family Begs UK to Show Mercy by Restoring Her Citizenship

3 Saudi Women Become KSA’s First Tour Guides

US Mother Bethany Vierra Refutes Media Claims She Is Trapped In Saudi Arabia, Says Her Residency Issues Were Resolved Promptly

Lebanese Young Artist Boosts Arab Women Empowerment through Art

'We'll Keep Fighting': The Afghan Women Eyeing Paralympic Gold

Kashmiri Professor Appointed Oklahoma Status of Women Commissioner

Former ISIL Women 'Losing Hope' After Belgium Court Refused Their Bid to Return Home

One-Third of Govt Jobs Set Aside For Women: HRC

Shaikha Jawaher Announces Women’s Summit Dates

Poverty Drives More Iranian Women to Commit Suicide

Protests Continue In Iran and Women Actively Participate

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The countries that have experienced war on a large scale have now grown into major exporters of war weapons. They call for peace among nations on the one hand, and promote cultures based on phobias and mistrust on the other....

 

Bangladesh Court to Decide On Freedom to Wear Burqas In Schools

Trial of Prominent Saudi Woman Activist, Loujain Al-Hathloul, To Start This Week

Erdogan Accuses Women’s March of Disrespecting Islam

In Muslim Malaysia, Uproar over LGBT Groups at Women's Day March

Like Mother, Like Daughters: Saudi Family Share A Passion For Music

Fox News Rebukes Its Star Host After She Questioned Ilhan Omar's Hijab

One-Third Of Govt Jobs Set Aside For Women: Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission

Here's How Afghan Women Are Trying To Empower Others in Society

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The oppressed-terrorist-bride complex is rampant within our societal infrastructures – and it’s still deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the supposedly reasonable “man on the Clapham omnibus”....

 

Saudi Arabia Celebrates International Women’s Day

Iranian Communities in Britain Celebrate International Women’s Day

Now, Saudi Women Can Work As Flight Attendants

Bupa Arabia’s Day Care Saves Saudi Female Employees SR52,000

Saudi Saleswomen in Bakeries And Sweet Stalls Lament Lack Of Support

Thousands of Women March For Equality In Karachi, Pakistan

Mujahid Shocked Women’s Day March Was Used To Promote LGBT

Lawyers Say Sudan Court Sentences Nine Women Protesters to Flogging

Gulf Women Have Come a Long Way

Regulations prohibit guardians from exploiting women under their care

Woman Biker Dedicates Ride To Brave Pakistani Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The word hijab is pre-Islamic, from the Arabic root H-J-B, which means to screen, to separate, to hide from sight, to make invisible. In the modern Arabic language, the word refers to a range of women’s proper dress, but none of them include a face covering.....

 

Wife of Jailed Qatari Royal: There Are No Human Rights In Qatar

Istanbul Police Fire Tear Gas At Banned Women’s Day Rally

Afghan Women’s Role In Civil Service Increases

Taking Away Inheritance Rights of Women Forbidden In Islam: Pakistan President

Women’s Quota in Police Jobs to Be Doubled, Says Sindh IG

Pakistani Female Senators Voice Concern over Women Not Given Their Due Rights

Sudan’s Bashir Orders Release of Female Detainees on International Women’s Day

Tunisia Divided Over Equal Inheritance For Women

Thousands March For Women's Rights, Gender Equality in KL

Bosnian Women Struggle To Return Female Relatives, Children from Syria

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

She said she was taken aback by mosques that isolated women, steering them to back doors and relegating the worshipers to basements or seats hidden behind screens. She gave up after one mosque directed the women to pray in a nearby garage....

‘Sky Is the Limit,’ Says Aisha Al-Mansouri, The UAE’s First Female A380 Pilot

Muslim Call Centre Gets Hundreds of Hate Calls for Promoting Hijabs on Billboard

Noura Bendali: The Muslim Dane Fighting Against Islamophobia

Islam Gives Great Importance to Women’s Rights: President Alvi

Ambala Youth to Tie the Knot with Sialkot Girl amid Indo-Pakistan Tension

Lawmaker Wafa Bani Mustafa Delivers A First For Jordanian Women

PM Khan 'Reaffirms Commitment' To Ensuring a Secure, Enabling Environment for Women

The Angel Giving Cast-Out Muslim Women with AIDS Hope for a Normal Life

Saudi Tadawul’s Female Chairperson Rings the Bell for Women Empowerment

Britain to Grant Jailed UK-Iranian Mother ‘Diplomatic Protection’

Saudi Ambassador to US Princess Reema Hailed As ‘Inspiring Figure’ For Female Empowerment

How Female Success Is Paving the Way for a More Progressive Saudi Arabia

Meet the Pakistani Women Who Say the Burqa Helps Them Be Better Journalists

Sudan Unions Call for Protests Ahead of Women’s Day

More Women Winning Seats in World Parliaments

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Amber's then-husband did not attend the hearing.  Instead, he tried to force her to return to the marital home by employing the restitution of conjugal rights (RCR), a legal mechanism under Pakistan's Muslim Family Law Ordinance....

 

Saudi Woman the First in the Middle East with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence

How Best to Celebrate Muslim Women's Day?

Saudi Women Taking Up Jobs At Justice Ministry

Muslim Women Can Jump: Defying Stereotypes in Sports

KSRelief Launches Pilot Project For Female Breadwinners In Yemen

London Rally to Demand Freedom for Jailed Syrian Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Human Rights Watch report has highlighted how every year 1100 women are killed in the name of honour in Pakistan. In addition to this, in the last couple of years, dozens of women have been killed in the name of honour but were declared as suicide cases...

 

American Woman, Divorced From Saudi Husband, Is Trapped In Saudi Arabia Because Of the Kingdom's Restrictions on Women

US Congresswoman Jackie Speier Confirms To Arab News Google Will Not Remove Absher App from Its Store

Moroccan Climber Inspires Girls to Conquer Fears

Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy Workshops To Focus On Saudi Women In Business

Chennai: BJP Uses Triple Talaq Ordinance to Win Over Muslim Women

Shenwari appointed as New Chief of Electoral Complaints Commission

Iran Lawyer Convicted After Defending Women Protesters

Iranian Forum Looks to Address So-Called 'Sexual Crisis'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

‘Child Marriages Must End To Avoid Cervical Cancer’: Pakistan University

Egypt: Grand Imam Endorses Monogamy as Fairness to Women, Children

Paperwork for Women without Guardian, Shoura Says No

Malala Writes Letters to PM Imran, Modi to Defuse Tensions

After Islamic State, Women Lead the Way in a Bold Democratic Experiment in Raqqa

Mahameed Becomes First Muslim Woman to Ride a Medical Motorcycle

U.S. Judge Declines to Fast-Track Lawsuit Brought By Alabama Woman Who Joined Islamic State

Emotional Reunion of Yazidis with Families after Escaping ISIS

Indonesia’s Aceh Whips Unmarried Couples after Hotel Raid

66 More Female Bangladeshi Workers to Return from Saudi Arabia

Iranian women’s development process unique: VP

'No Money, No Marriage' Sparks Duelling Social Media Campaigns

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

One example – widely discussed in international media – is the guardianship system. This system is the most potent demonstration of state intervention to enable and embolden male authority already present within the family unit....

 

Muslim Women Organisation Extends Financial Aid for Naamghar in Lakhimpur

Girl Power on Display at Calligraphy Exhibition

El-Moutawakel, Torch Bearer for Muslim Sportswomen, Winning Olympic Gold in the 400 Metres Hurdles at the 1984 Games

Emirates Chosen as Top Brand by Women In UAE, Apple Tops Saudi List

Freedoms Should Not Be Sacrificed For Peace, Say Afghan Women

Iranian Teachers Hold Fifth Round Of Nationwide Strikes and Sit-Ins

15 Egyptian Laws, Rulings That Protect, Support, Empower Women

Children of Converted Pakistani Muslim Woman Handed Over To Hindu Father

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Some scholars have held the opinion that it is an obligation to wear the face-veil while others have said a Muslim woman is not obliged to cover her face. For many Muslims then, the face-veil is rooted in Islamic tradition, but they will differ as to whether or not it is compulsory....

 


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