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Court prevents Saudi woman from marrying ‘musical’ suitor

Woman killed, 11 injured in Houthi attack on KS Relief camp in Yemen

Islamic State Threatens to Kill Women, Children Hostages to Slow Assad Campaign

Newly elected Quebec PM vows to bar Muslim teachers, judges from wearing hijabs

Time Nearly Up for Kidnapped Christian Schoolgirl, Muslim-Led Government Ignores Her Parents' Pleas

As deadline passes, fate of Syrian women held by ISIS uncertain

Nadia Murad: From jihadists’ slave to global champion for women

Erdogan: Turkey Must Break ‘Taboo’ Against Men and Women Praying Together at Mosques

Saudi female singer’s music video causes controversy

Tears and broken dreams: How a Sabah woman forced to marry at 13 suffered

Lubna Al Olayan appointed as first woman Saudi bank head

Afghanistan: 3 women, 1 child killed following air raid

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Congolese doctor and Iraqi woman

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18 females among 55 detained by Houthis

CII to draft divorce contract for ‘women empowerment’

BBC's Bodyguard 'swapped one stereotype of Muslim women for another', Islamic feminist scholar says

Christian woman on death row in Pakistan for insulting Prophet Muhammad to make final court appeal

Muslim woman in Assam tonsured for protesting child marriage

13-year-old girl crowned bowling champion in Riyadh

Fire in Tabuk wedding hall injures 14 women and children in Saudi Arabia

Iran cracks down on women's rights activists as leader offers his solution to sexual harassment, assault: Cover up

Woman appointed to run Saudi Arabian bank for first time in country's history

The Many Dangers of Being an Afghan Woman in Uniform

FIFA president inquires about women entering sports stadiums in Iran

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Houthis barricade Yemen’s Sanaa university and kidnap 55 students

Pakistani court to hear appeal of Christian on death row

Taliban launch assault in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province


The Sufi way and the connected history of India and Central Asia


Iran warns 'racist, narcissist Israel' against thoughtless statements against Iranians


US should not view Pakistan ties through Afghan or Indian lens: FM

South Asia

Madrasa a place of prayer and peace for Rohingya kids Europe

‘Disturbing’ number of Britons open about Muslim prejudice


Egypt imposes ‘tough’ visa regulations for Moroccans, Algerians, Tunisians

‘Separate blasts kill 7 security forces in Burkina Faso’

North America

US has failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan: survey

Southeast Asia

Malaysian Police Arrest 8 Suspected Salafi Terror Cell Members

PM: Islam is not about chopping heads and hands

Arab World

Dozens of People Killed, Wounded in Huge Explosion in Turkey-Occupied Region in Aleppo

Infighting Increases among Terrorists in Northern Syria on Verge of Implementation of Sochi Agreement

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And, less well-known, are women who did fulfil all the professional duties of judges during the Caliphal and classical periods, when Islam was at its most vital and powerful. Caliph ‘Umar appointed women to senior official posts, such as al-Shifa’ bint ‘Abd Allah, the market inspector of Medina, whose duties included administering the law. Even more striking is Thumal al-Qahraman, a woman who acted as a head of the Mazalim court system - the rough equivalent to the civil judiciary - at the height of the Abbasid Caliphate. She occupied a role equivalent to that of the chief Qazi (Qazi-Al-Qaza’). The fact that she is little known, despite her lesson for the legitimacy of female Qazis, owes not to her lack of importance, but to the neglect of her life story by Islam’s official historians. In recent times, Islamic feminists like Fatima Mernissi have recovered her example to justify women’s legitimate legal power....

رسول اللہ نے جو صادق ومصدوق ہیں فرمایا کہ تم میں سے ہر ایک شخص اپنی ماں کے پیٹ میں چالیس دن تک جمع رہتا ہے پھر یہ چالیس دن میں بستہ خون کی شکل میں ہوجاتا ہے، پھر چالیس دن میں گوشت کا لوتھڑا ہوجاتا ہے، پھر اللہ تعالیٰ فرشتہ کو بھیجتا ہے اور چار چیزوں یعنی رزق، موت، بدبخت یا نیک بخت ہونے کے متعلق لکھنے کا حکم دیا جاتا ہے واللہ تم میں ایک یا فرمایا آدمی دوزخیوں کا کام کرتا رہتا ہے یہاں تک کہ اس کے اور دوزخ کے درمیان ایک ہاتھ یا گز کا فاصلہ رہ جاتا ہے اس پر کتاب (نوشتہ تقدیر) غالب آتی ہے پس وہ جنتیوں کے عمل کرتا رہتا ہے اور اس میں داخل ہوجاتا ہے اور ایک شخص جنتیوں کے عمل کرتا رہتا ہے یہاں تک کہ اس کے اور جنت کے درمیان ایک یا دو گز کا فاصلہ رہ جاتا ہے، اس پر کتاب غالب آجاتی ہے پس وہ دوزخیوں کے عمل کرنے لگتا ہے اور دوزخ میں داخل ہوجاتا ہے۔ (الحدیث)


Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says hijab is the solution to end sexual violence

After Malala and Bilquis, Salman Sufi to be presented with Mother Teresa Award in India

87th Du-ba-Du program held: Zahid Ali Khan highlights how dowry hinders girls’ marriages

Ghaziabad: Minor girl’s body found on mosque rooftop

When an Alawite man and a Sunni woman put love to the test

More data needed to spur child marriage reforms, says SIS

Women’s university to allow male researchers into its library

Female student with exceptional design skills gets full scholarship

Two Emirati women among homeland security graduates

The real boss women taking over Pakistan’s e-commerce

Peshawar women chamber planning to motivate female entrepreneurs

Female Teachers' protest gatherings in various cities of Iran

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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No place for minorities in Pakistan

Rohingya refugees in India struggle with hatred, fear as first group is deported

Taliban kill at least 10 police in central Afghanistan clashes

Arab World

Bahraini regime committed some 850 grave human rights violations in July: Rights group


Cleric declares himself 11th Imam of Islam


Wasim Rizvi makes inappropriate remarks against khulfa-e-rashideen; Muslim leaders call for his arrest

South Asia

Muslim Communities Lack Freedom of Movement in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Taliban kill at least 10 police in central Afghanistan clashes

Muslim Communities Lack Freedom of Movement in Myanmar's Rakhine State


Growing number of Houthi abductions of students in Sanaa

Saudi ‘MASAM’ project removes over 7,000 Houthi-planted mines in Yemen

North America

Muslim Americans Share Stories, Dispel Myths in Play at UAlbany

US urges Pakistan to ensure Taliban cut link with Afghan cadres


Muslim London: 423 new mosques, 100 Shariah courts

Why Would Russian Agents Target Muslim Channel in UK?

Southeast Asia

Why Muslims accused of Shariah offences lack access to justice

After cashier ‘shamed’ for refusing alcohol sale, mufti warns of rising anti-Muslim sentiment


Report blames Boko Haram insurgency, North-east conflicts on poor governance

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For Gandhiji, India’s religious and linguistic diversity was an asset, not a liability. His use of metaphors like “clay pot” and the “oceanic circle” while talking about nurturing civic nationalism is quite fascinating and needs to be emulated. Moreover, as opposed to V D Savarkar’s understanding, he wants to see a deep emotional tie between different sub-national groups.

Having faced brutal reprisals for an earlier attempt to escape, Murad risked her life by fleeing when her captor left the door unlocked. But she did not just survive. She courageously stood up and told the world about the brutality that women like her had faced, as beatings and gang rape became routine. When asked whether she had contemplated suicide, she responded that they had already died many times over, yet lived in constant fear that the future held far worse horrors.

The journalist, Cyril Almeida, a leading columnist for the newspaper Dawn, has been summoned to appear before the High Court in Lahore on Monday. The accusation stems from an article he wrote in May that featured an interview with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was at loggerheads with Pakistan’s powerful military until he was ousted last year.


It is said that Shah Abdul Latif had spent around three years in the company of the wandering ascetics. His travels with the Yogis left a deep impression on him and the theme of Yogis as perfect practitioners of spiritual life feature prominently in his Risalo, a large collection of Sindhi lyrical poetry considered to be the greatest classic of Sindhi literature.

Goodbye Girishbhai!
Fr Cedric Prakash SJ

Finally, the best tribute I think I can pay you is to internalize and practice, in some ways the values and the lofty ideals you believed in and fought for all your life! These are also enshrined in the Constitution of India, which you always treasured! Therefore, whilst I am saying “goodbye” to you, I do believe that great human beings like you never die; you will live forever in my heart and in my life and in the hearts and lives of many others. Continue troubling us from wherever you are -until that day when the ‘rights of all’ are respected on this earth!


Amazon attacked by women’s group for supporting Haitham al-Haddad

Fugitive Muslim hubby hid his religion to rape me, alleges woman

Pakistan reserves verdict in Asia Bibi blasphemy case

Ministry, SME Bank join hands to develop women entrepreneurship

Samaco hosts technical workshop for women

'Women not second-class citizens in UAE'

Saudi women learning to join the kingdom's tech revolution

Saudi female bank manager denied marriage of choice

60% rise in number of cases attended by women notaries

Afghan women still jailed alongside murderers for 'failing' virginity test

Stop the death penalty, stop execution of women in Iran

Three women political prisoners deprived from family visitations

23 women killed by men across Turkey in September

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Pakistan's Mithi, an oasis of Muslim-Hindu tolerance

UN made to wait on plan for sustainable return of Rohingyas

Egyptian court sentences four jihadists to death


Minorities Commission objects to school circular to recite ‘Gayatri mantra’


Pak cleric held under blasphemy for claiming to be '11th Imam of Islam'

South Asia

Terror in Central Asia: Is ISIS safe haven moving from Syria to Afghanistan?

Arab World

Nobel laureate Nadia Murad wants Daesh extremists to face trial

Southeast Asia

'Help change the negative image of Islam'

Jemaah Islamiyah: Still Southeast Asia’s Greatest Terrorist Threat


40pc Iranians believe US linked to Ahvaz terror attack

Saudi airstrikes leave five more civilians dead in southern Yemen

North America

For Black Muslim Americans, the War on Terror began in 1492

Trump Senate ally warns on ties if Saudis killed journalist


UK authorities feared US backlash in Daesh suspects case: Lawyer


Libyan forces capture Egypt’s most wanted militant

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East Jerusalem’s Palestinians are facing a vicious onslaught as Israel begins to implement a series of measures aimed primarily at limiting their presence in the Holy City and its environs, and weakening their position as residents. Israel’s Jerusalem mayor, Nir Barkat, this week announced plans to shut down and expel UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, from East Jerusalem.....


Saudi strengths and weaknesses may have been long debated but the Kingdom’s vulnerabilities have seldom been so starkly on display as they were last Tuesday because the coincidence of two very different events. Before a rally in Mississippi, President Trump stated – brutally and without qualification – the dependence of the Saudi monarchy on US support and the price it must pay for such backing....


Of course, not all Americans share Trump’s bigotry. Two-thirds of us actually disapprove of politicians engaging in hate speech toward Muslims. Some 55 percent of us believe that Muslim-Americans are committed to the welfare of the country, a statistic that would break the 60 percent mark if it weren’t for evangelicals. Two Muslim-American politicians, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, won Democratic primaries in Detroit and Minneapolis and so are poised to become the first Muslim-American women in the House of Representatives.....

Before Sufism and before Islamisation, variants of Buddhism had a significant presence in early medieval Central Asia. When Sufis adopted popular practices of Islam, they appropriated many Buddhist beliefs and practices as well, besides replicating monasteries with simpler khanqahs of their own. Shared beliefs included aspects such as notions of God and truth, bodily practices,commonality between yoga and Sufism, belief in the unity of existence, and respect for diversity. The key terms include tauhid, wahdat-ul-wujud, wahdat-us-shuhud, ekeshwarwad and Advaita philosophy.....


No Indian Islamic cleric denies the significance of Hijrat (migration) in the early period of Islamic history. But to some clerics, Hijrat is mandatory (Wajib) even today for the Muslims living in the democratic countries. For liberal democracy is akin to Kufr in their view. Such toxic notions of the Hijrat are actually political tools which the extremist outfits use to further their political ends. Highlighting the Muslim marginalisation in countries like India, the extremist Islamist preachers indoctrinate the gullible Muslim youth mostly belonging to poor Muslim families who can be unconsciously trained to serve their political agendas….

Saudi Progress Can Only be Accomplished by Empowerment of Women

Child marriages prevention bill on the table in Balochistan

Muslim Woman in Hawaii Claims License Renewal Discrimination

Rabiya Agha elected as first PAS female president

Hillary praises Malala’s for her struggle

Palestinian champions ‘drift’ car racing for women

Sri Lanka Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association Annual Gathering – 2018.

Another woman in Terengganu sentenced to caning on prostitution charge

Lubna Al Olayan Becomes the First Saudi Woman to Run a Bank

United Nations Women Pakistan chapter delegation visits PSCA

Isles aid worker’s legacy helps empower Afghan women

Maya Morsi attends Women for Mediterranean Conference

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China launches anti-halal campaign in Xinjiang region

Saudi Arabia's World Center for Dialogue launches Islamic-Jewish council to fight extremism in Europe


Muslim Teen Wins Quiz On Gita, Says "Don't Like Fights Over Religion"


PM wants NAB not to harass civil servants

Southeast Asia

Minister: Oktoberfest? Yes, if held in controlled area, no Muslims attending

Arab World

Largest Mass Grave in Raqqa Includes over 1,500 Bodies of Victims


Over 8,000 Yemeni dialysis patients on verge of death: Health minister

Israeli troops arrest some 400 Palestinian civilians in September: Rights groups


Nigeria: Education, Antidote to Extremism, Terrorism - Buhari

Somalia's al Shabaab executes five men accused of spying

North America

Israel arrests US student for supporting Palestinian cause

Scholars on Islam, Judaism and Christianity share core beliefs


UK imam fired from Saudi-funded mosque for criticising Saudi royal family

UK minister warns of chemical, biological terrorism

South Asia

Bangladesh tense over 2004 grenade attack case verdict today

Myanmar 'unwilling' to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: Rights envoy

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These days, our global political alliances seem to shift with remarkable rapidity, as if we were actually living in George Orwell’s 1984. Are we at war this month with Oceania? Or is it Eastasia? In that novel, the Party is able to erase history, sending old newspaper articles down the Ministry of Truth’s “memory hole” and so ensuring that, in the public mind, the enemy of the moment was always the enemy. Today, there is one constant, though....


There could scarcely be a spectacle more French than elderly matrons and young fathers vying for choice cuts of veal on a weekend morning. But the popularity of Les Jumeaux, an artisanal butcher shop in this Paris suburb, is something of a feat. All the meat here — from the bison to the boudin blanc to the Wagyu beef — is halal....


Jerusalem, a city sacred to the three Abrahamic faiths, was surrendered by Patriarch Sophronius to Caliph Umar in 637, and the loss of which struck deeply at the Western Christian psyche, with a direct link to the Crusades. The loss of Spain and the glorification of what is known as the Reconquista; the fall of Constantinople and the Eastern Roman Empire; the creeping conquest of the Ottomans in the Balkans and Eastern Europe; and no list of rivalry between Christendom and Islam would be complete without mentioning the Ottomans at the Gates of Vienna in 1683...


Yet to those listening closely to what MBS actually says, it is clear that his top priority is not, and never has been, the expansion of individual freedom. His aim is to modernize the Saudi monarchy so as to render it sustainable under the new economic and geopolitical conditions of the 21st century — with the 33-year-old MBS on top for a long, long time....

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