wearing a hijab received mixed reactions from people online. While some
supported the ensemble, others wondered whether hijab Barbie had the choice of
removing the hijab if she wanted.
Women Jailed For Anti-Occupation Poems
Plumbers, Electricians To Fix Glitches In Pilgrim Camps
Female Guides to Serve Pilgrims This Hajj Season
Islamic Bank Of Egypt Recruits Its First Women
Avoid Triple Talaq-Halala, Muslim Girls Should Convert and Marry Hindu Boys:
Muslim Women to Protest Veil Ban across Country
Who Moved Court against Triple Talaq Seek Protection
by New Age Islam News Bureau
Latest Doll Inspired by Olympic Athlete Wears Hijab
the years, doll brand Barbie has tried to make their toys more inclusive and
inspirational. Its latest doll, which is inspired by American Olympic athlete
Ibtihaj Muhammad, reinforces the same thought.
to Twitter, the official handle of the company tweeted a picture of the doll
that looks like Muhammad and wears a hijab. The tweet reads, “Fencing champion
and #Barbie #Shero @IbtihajMuhammad inspires girls to pursue their dreams &
embrace what makes them unique.”
32-year-old fencer is known for being the first Muslim American woman to be
wearing a hijab during an Olympic competition representing the United States.
Posing with the doll, Muhammad tweeted, “She’s finally here! I’m happy to
announce that you can now have your very own Ibtihaj Barbie doll starting
this new attire received a mixed reaction from people online. While some
supported the ensemble, others wondered whether hijab Barbie had the choice of
removing the hijab if she wanted. Here are some of the reactions that trended
are your thoughts about Barbie wearing a hijab? Tell us in the comments section
Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced an Arab woman to five months in prison for
incitement to violence and support for a terrorist organisation in poems and
other social media posts, the justice ministry said.
Tatour, 36 and an Israeli citizen, posted a video clip of herself reading her
poem "Resist, my people, resist them" in October 2015, accompanied by
pictures of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces, according to
posts on YouTube and Facebook came as a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence
was erupting, including Palestinian knife attacks.
was convicted in May and sentenced in the Nazareth district court. Her lawyer
Gaby Lasky was expected to appeal.
prosecution has drawn international criticism.
writers group Pen has defended Tatour, saying she "has been convicted for
doing what writers do every day — we use our words to peacefully challenge
poem was quoted in Hebrew in the charge sheet, but according to an English
translation on the Arabic literature and translation site ArabLit, it contains
the following lines:
an Arab Palestine, I will not succumb to the 'peaceful solution', Never lower
my flags, Until I evict them from my land, Resist the settler's robbery, and
follow the caravan of martyrs."
said that on October 4, she also quoted a statement by Islamic Jihad calling
for "continuation of the intifada in every part of the West Bank",
alleging it showed her support for the outlawed militant group.
from the Arab village of Reineh near Nazareth, was arrested on October 11,
sentencing comes after the release on Sunday of Palestinian teenager Ahed
Tamimi, who served an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers,
an episode recorded in a video that went viral.
17, was greeted by crowds of supporters and journalists upon her release in her
hometown of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank.
— A number of women are being trained to fix electricity and plumbing
malfunctions at Haj camps for females.
Shaban, acting chairman of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the
head of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah, said this was a pioneering
initiative that aims at qualifying female specialists to deal with electricity
malfunctions and water supply problems during the pilgrimage.
main goal of the training was to reduce the need to bring male technicians to
fix malfunctions in Haj camps for women.
said he did not expect so many women to participate in this kind of work.
“However, our female participants have proved that Saudi women are capable of
doing any job,” he added.
also said the initiative was necessary because there was a need for qualified
female technicians every Haj season to serve the pilgrims while respecting
training program was offered by the Haj and Umrah Committee under the
supervision of the Makkah Chamber.
said they would expand the program next year by signing contracts with
specialized vocational training institutes.
Abu Khanjar, a member of the Haj and Umrah Committee, said the program was
crucial especially in peak days of Haj.
year technical malfunction issues tend to occur in camps for female pilgrims
and we wait for a long time until we can allow a male technician to go in and
fix the failure,” he said.
program, he pointed out, aims at training females and equip them to fix
technical issues. The participants will be given lessons on how to fix the
technical glitches in addition to field training on electricity and plumbing
Khanjar said officials at different sectors were keen to develop different
services to help the pilgrims perform their rituals in ease and comfort.
least 120 women are getting ready to perform guide duties for Hajj pilgrims
this year, in addition to other duties adopted by the women’s division of the
National Tawafa Establishment for Pilgrims of Arab Countries (ARBHAJ), which
was awarded the “ISO” certificate twice in the past.
of the women’s division, Lina Khashim, told Al Arabiya English that there were
nine main duties that the “Motawefs” or “guides” work on.
will work the whole year on communication to update the qualifications,
education, information, and phone and accounts numbers. They would also receive
the loan and subsidies requests, deliver cheques. Also the customer service
employees respond to customer inquiries, transfer them to the concerned
authority, register them electronically and report the problem,” she said.
has been done to coordinate a training program to acquire the tourism and
guidance license. A large number of Motawefs were nominated to obtain a tourist
guide license. The students of Umm al-Qura University, Laureate University and
the college of Technology were also trained to identify the reviews from all
the institutions in order to match the housing for the Hajj season,” Khashim
work is going on according to four main committees. The Motawef will work in
the field service offices in a way that differs than the previous years;
through the duties assigned to them by other committees; either Surveys, call
center, hospitals or the field follow up with Performance Indicators.”
the first time, the Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt will open its doors to hire
females across vacancies in all branches and sectors. Bank Governor Abdulhameed
Abu Mousa stated that the decision comes as part of a wider national effort to
integrate women, given that the bank is an Egyptian shareholding company.
Mousa told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the bank now seeks distinguished young
graduates of both genders, provided that they are qualified enough to meet the
job conditions and distinguish themselves in the recruitment process.
remarked that hiring females would not necessitate any change in the basic
procedures of the bank, and would only require “updates in its internal
regulations”. Over the next few months, recruiters are to follow “practical
procedures” for selecting female candidates from among the applicants,
according to the needs of the bank.
Mousa did not mention whether this involved a quota, or what number of females
it would entail.
the bank is part of the vast banking empire established by Saudi Prince
Mohammed al-Faisal, Abu Mousa stressed that joint-stock company’s decisions
have no relation to Saudi Arabia and concern only Egypt, as it is headquartered
in Cairo and operates entirely in the local market.
added that the prior lack of female recruitment did not violate any Egyptian
law or constitutional right.
self-styled Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi stirred a fresh
row when she advised Muslim girls to convert and marry Hindu boys to save
themselves from Islamic practices of triple Talaq and Nikah-Halala.
to media in Mathura, the firebrand Hindutva leader said that Islam was a
‘dangerous religion’ which was destroying the lives of majority Muslim girls
and women. “They (Muslim girls) should embrace Hinduism to save themselves from
the social evils being practiced under Islam,” advised Sadhvi Prachi.
saffron torch-bearer further advised Muslim girls and women to slap Clerics who
asked them for Nikah-Halala. “They should leave Islam on their own and embrace
Hinduism to save their lives from life-long harassment and embarrassment,” said
a dig at the ruling party, she said that some people were taking political
mileage on the issue construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. “It is not a
political issue but belief of millions and millions of Hindus. Everyone is
eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court verdict but the temple construction will
begin in 2019,” she claimed.
temple purification incident in Hamirpur, after a Dalit BJP MLA Manisha Anuragi
offered prayers there, Sadhvi Prachi said that it was discrimination against
women. “A woman can deliver and rear a child, why can’t she enter a temple and
offer prayers? It was gross injustice and discrimination against Hindu women,”
on Monday, Sadhvi Prachi took a jibe at the bachelorhood of AICC President
Rahul Gandhi saying that “she has prayed to the God to get a life-partner to
Prachi said that she regularly seeks blessing at Gorakhnath temple every
Shravan but this time she sought a special wish. “I prayed that if the Congress
did not get a majority to form the government then at least Rahul Gandhi gets a
life-partner,” she quipped.
Muslim women to protest veil ban across country
Danish Muslim women across the country will march in protest today against the
parliament's ban on wearing face veils in public.
ban which becomes law today (August 1), will see many Muslim women and
non-Muslim women protest by wearing face coverings at the rally.
May, the Danish government had joined France and other European countries in
banning the veil adding that the veil demeans women, making them seem like
second-class citizens, which is not in line with the country's democratic
21, who is studying to be a teacher, has joined forces with other Muslim women
who wear the veil to form Kvinder I Dialog (Women In Dialogue) to protest and
raise awareness about why women should be allowed to express their identity in
won’t take my niqab off. If I must take it off I want to do it because it is a
reflection of my own choice,” she said.
wants to define what Danish values are,” said Meryem, 20, who was born in
Denmark to Turkish parents and has been wearing the niqab since before meeting
her husband, who supports her right to wear it but feels life could be easier
believe that you have to integrate yourself in society, that you should get an
education and so forth. But I don’t think wearing a niqab means you can’t
engage yourself in Danish values,” Meryem, who has a place to study molecular
medicine at Aarhus University, said.
Sabina, Meryem plans to defy the law, keep her niqab on and protest against the
the law, police will be able to instruct women to remove their veils or order
them to leave public areas. Justice Minister Soren Pape Poulsen said officers
would fine them and tell them to go home.
will range from 1,000 Danish crowns ($160) for a first offense to 10,000 crowns
for a fourth violation.
feel this law legitimizes acts of hatred but, on the other hand, I feel people
have become more aware of what is going on. I get more smiles on the street and
people are asking me more questions,” said Ayah, 37.
Vidas Olsen, who makes reproductions of Viking age jewelry, is supporting the
campaign by making special bracelets and giving the proceeds to Kvinder I
not for or against the niqab,” the 29-year-old Copenhagen man said.
for the right of the people to wear whatever they want whether they be a Muslim
or a punk.
see this as the government reaching in to places they don’t belong and as a
cheap hit on an already stigmatized group to score cheap political points.”
woman who moved the court challenging 'Triple Talaq' and 'Nikah Halala'
(Polygamy) on Tuesday stepped on to the ground to seek help from the police and
court to provide them security from their husbands and others from the same
community who were allegedly threatening them (Women) for moving the court
against their rituals and culture.
practice of Nikah-Halala requires a divorced woman to marry someone else,
consummate the marriage and then get a divorce in order to again marry her
first husband under the Muslim personal law.
Talaq Abhiyan”, a non-government organization (NGO), run by a group of woman
especially Muslims come from various states has received nearly 8-9 petitions
from various states claiming 'Death Threats' from their husbands and in-laws.
an incident, Farzana Parveen, a Muslim woman who had recently filed petition in
the apex court seeking abolition of Nikah Halala practice alleged that she has
received death threats from her husband for moving to court.
the day I filed petition in the high court, my husband is threatening me of
killing and is pressurizing me to remarry with another person. When I refused,
he started giving death threats by saying you have to listen to me, there is no
court before me, I will kill you and your kid in such a way that the court and
police cannot find and do nothing against me,” said Farzana.
was living with her husband in Uttar Pradesh's Sikandarabad town. But four
years ago, her husband left her and married another woman.
husband divorced me four years back through triple talaq and left us (me and my
son) alone. After which we are living alone with the support of my father. But,
after so many years he is back and is forcing me to do the 'Halala Nikah' with
a person of my father's age. Every day he calls and gives me death threats,”
Farzana futher claimed.
Shameena head of 'Mission talaq Abhiyan' allegedly said, “She is receiving
threats from the Maulvis from Barelly and even threatened me to remove from my
residence in Jasola near Okhla area.
Further, they have ideclared a reward of 11,786 for those who will cut
the hair of woman protesting against the Nikah-Halala.”
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