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Islam, Women and Feminism

Two years ago, in my freshman year, I was walking with a friend to my favourite teacher’s office. When we entered, he told us he'd seen us through the window and recognised us from a distance just by the way we walked. "He [my male friend] has that amble and you have that brisk walk, like you’re really busy." I laughed at the comment, but it actually led to a realisation.

 

Malala Aspires To Be the Prime Minister of Pakistan

NY Girls’ Sleepaway Camp Empowers Young Muslims

Big Demand For Stylish Modest Fashion as More Malaysian Muslim Women Don Hijabs

Women Reassured Over Safety of Essure Birth Control Implant

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

A Muslim Father Kills 4-Year-Old Daughter for Not Covering Her Head in India
Jafar Hussain, killed his 4 yrs old daughter

India: Clerics Order Muslim Women Not To Contest KMC Polls

Cairo University Teachers Can’t Wear Niqab

Khula Divorce Cases Rise 48% in Saudi Kingdom

Saudi Women Break World Record in Global Mental Literacy

Rescuing Chibok Girls Requires Planning – Army

Quebec Legislature Pleads For Calm After Muslim Woman Attacked

Haia Cracks Down On Smokers

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

University Niqab Ban Fuels Election Debate In Egypt
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Hillary Clinton Worried She Could Hurt the Fight to Lift Saudi Ban on Female Drivers

Saudi Women Welcome Mall Searches

Saudi Woman Divorces Husband for Being Short

Egypt’s Lost Queen Nefertiti May Lie Concealed in King Tut’s Tomb

Angela Merkel has ‘Good Chance’ Of Winning Nobel Peace Prize: Report

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Malawi Advocates Laws to Protect Hijabi Women
Rula Ghani the First Lady of Afghanistan

Muslim Woman in Ahmedabad Bridges Divide with Delicacies

Dstrkt nightclub denies ban on dark and overweight women

2 Delhi Hospitals Issued Notice for Refusing to Admit Acid Victim

First Lady Calls On Youths to Have Confidence In National Unity Government

Muslim Fashion Market Poised to Skyrocket as Retailers like Uniqlo Embrace ‘Modest’ Lines

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Model Stirs Debate

Israeli Statistics Bureau Reveals Muslim Population Decrease, Rise in Employment

Muslim Women Perpetrate Attacks in Jerusalem’s Old City

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Dangerous Transformations in Prostitution

The main essence is freedom for woman to choose for herself without any compulsion by religion, adverse circumstances or male authoritarianism. If a woman wants to work freely as a prostitute, she should not be criminalised for it and if she wants to exit this profession, then she should be facilitated to find other means to support herself. This can only be ensured if prostitution is recognised as a legal entity. There is no other way.

 

Female Leaders Gather to Underline Importance of Educating Girls
Actress Emma Watson

DCW Chief Writes To Ministers of Government of India for Jobs for Acid Attack Victims

India: Woman Sarpanch Begging, Cleaning Toilets to Make Ends Meet

Emma Watson: I Have Experienced Sexism in Hollywood

Who Is Qandeel Baloch And What Is She Doing On My Timeline?

Why Has the Iranian Women’s Movement Failed?

The British Punk Rocker Widow Who Wants to Run Isis’s Hackers

Palestinian Woman Meets With Brother after 70 Years

Study: Quarter of Civilians Killed In Syrian War Are Children, Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Miss Iraq Beauty Pageant Marred By Death Threats
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton

Denied By Guardians, 20 Saudi Women Win Marital Bliss through Courts

Niqab Issue about What It Means To Be Canadian, Not About Islam

New move by Islamic countries to improve women’s health – but more needs to be done

Kenya: Girls Recall Middle East Horror Stories

China Angered By Hillary Clinton Tweet on Women's Rights

Companies with Women on the Board Perform Better, Report Finds

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Pakistani Rights Activist Honoured With Global Citizen Award

All Ears Are On Egypt's Blind Women’s Orchestra!

Afghanistan: Accept Full Role for Women in Talks

Cleaner, Better, More Feminine Malaysia

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Malala Yousafzai’s Fight Continues

WHEN the deputy head mistress pulled Malala Yousafzai out of high school chemistry class one morning a year ago, Malala nervously searched her mind for recent offenses.

“You usually get a bit scared if your head teacher comes, because you think you are being caught doing something,” Malala recalled. “But she told me: ‘I need to tell you something. You have won the Nobel Peace Prize.’ ”

 

India: Woman Author Barred From Sharing Stage with Swamiji on Her Own Book Launch
Pope Francis

Indian Women Lawyers' Association Moves Supreme Court Seeking Ban on Porn Sites

Pope Meets With Victims of Sexual Abuse

Muslim Veil during Citizenship Oath Opposed By Most Canadians, Poll Says

At Least 25 Straight Women Who've Never Had Sex Have Given Birth Via IVF

Irish Marchers Demand Referendum on Legalising Abortion

For A Teen Aspiring To Be President, Being Muslim Is a Hurdle in Post-9/11 America

Harman to Corbyn: 'Sort Out' Jobs for Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

World Has 'Lost Humanity' On Syria: Malala

Mrs. Ayman Kanjou Defines a New Type of Palestinian Terrorist

Yazidi Sex Slave Claims She Was Raped By ' White American ISIS Jihadi' In Syria

Saudi Women Informers Keep an Eye on Female Thieves

Syrian Family’s Life Darkens in Town That Saw Neo-Nazi Riots

Bangladesh's First Lesbian Comic Strip Heroine

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Syrian Baby Born With Shrapnel in Head
New Age Islam News Bureau

Zionists Bellicosity: Unarmed Hijabi Woman Gunned Down

Woman Poisoned To Death over Dowry in Pakistan

Pakistan Fully Cooperating For Return of Indian Girl: FO 

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Saudi Women Artists Throw Light on Their Work At Jeddah Event

Women in Remote Pakistan Ostracized For Medical Condition

The Islamic State West Africa Continues To Utilize Women as Suicide Bombers

Women Are Highly Valued In Muslim Culture

What Feminist Christians Think About Pope Francis

Controversy Surrounds IDF Shooting Death of Palestinian Woman in Hebron

Police Hunt Logan Anti-Islam Abuser Who Exposed Backside to Woman

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

The Middle East's First Woman Pro Wrestler Suplexes the Patriarchy
Gheeda Chamsaddine, Saudi Wrestler

Egypt’s Women and Memory Forum Shines Light on Women’s Narratives

Manchester Muslim Woman Found Hanged, She Feared Forced Marriage

25 Palestinian Women Held In Israeli Jails

Palestinian Woman Is First to Oversee Muslim Wedding Vows

Forbes Unveils Most Powerful Arab Women

Gisele Marie, a Brazilian Muslim Woman and Professional Heavy Metal Musician

Dukhtar: Award-Winning Film Highlights the Struggle of Pakistani Women

Thousands of Women in Pakistan Vote for First Time

Muslim Teen Doesn’t like What This Girl is wearing …Seconds Later He Does the Unthinkable

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
On Mothers Who Work
Mina Malik-Hussain

This isn’t some grand favour companies are doing for working mothers. This is the bare minimum they should be doing in order to keep half of their workforce efficient and intact. Statistically, women who drop out of their careers to look after their children and rejoin the workplace after several years suffer a drastic decrease in earnings.

 
Divorce and Politics
Rafia Zakaria

Divorce and Politics

IN many parts of the world, controversies are afoot regarding how and via what procedures a Muslim couple can divorce. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the debate taking place in India over the issues of oral talaq and whether or not it counts as a lawful divorce. Since then, news has emerged from Malaysia regarding the use of the same oral talaq rule. …

 

Arab Female Mountaineer, Suzanne Al Houby, To Take On Pakistani Peaks
Suzanne Al Houby, Arab mountaineer

Twenty Afghan Female Football Players Participating In HLCTP in Japan

Breastfeeding Mps Cause A Stir, But With More Women Running Than Ever In Canada, It Should Be The New Norm

Meet Pakistan's First Female Truck Driver, Shamim Akhtar

Kim Regime Expands Secret Prison Camp for Women Forcibly Returned From China

Sarah Palin Lashes Out At Muslim Schoolboy over Homemade Clock

I Should Be In India, Says Pakistani Model Saimaa Azhar

300,000 Children Face Uneducated Future Because Of Daesh in Nangarhar

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

UAE Women Rule Forbes Most Powerful List

How Emirati Women Engineers Steer Change in Aviation

The Packer Weekly: Sheyenne Muslim Girls Overcome Stereotypes

Mystery Surrounds Closure Of Muslim Girls’ School at Burnley

Husband of Iran Woman Football Star Bans Her from Travelling To Malaysia Tournament

Divorced Women Deserve Better Treatment in Society

IDB Announces Theme for 2016 Women Prize

A Phony Campaign for 'Women-Friendly Mosques'

Asylum Seeker’s Case Points to Iran’s Abuse of Women and Hostility toward West

Nigeria: 1.4 Million Children Forced To Flee Conflict

500,000 More Children Uprooted By Boko Haram, Says UNICEF

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

ISIS Recruit Child Soldiers, Force Marriages on Young Women in Afghanistan
Queen Rania

Egypt's ‘Zero Schoolgirl’ Demands Independent Probe

Queen Rania Receives Walther Rathenau Prize

Islamic Terrorist Shot Dead After Berlin Attack on Policewoman

Obama Invites Pro-Abortion Nun, a Gay Bishop, and A Transgender Female to Meet the Pope

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Nigerian Army Rescues Dozen Women, Children from Boko Haram

Femen's Topless Condescension towards Muslim Women Only Helps Sexism

British Muslim Mums Are Key to Stopping Their Daughters Becoming 'Jihadi Brides'

Women Moving Independently ‘Being Stabbed’ In Sahiwal, Pakistan

Saudi Female Student Attacked In Dublin

Divorce Rights Still Elusive for Afghan Women

Saudi Women Artists Throw Light on Their Work at Jeddah Event

‘Saudi Diplomat’s Wife, Daughter Abused Gurgaon, India, Police’

Afghan Women 'Gaining Skills' In Creative Writing Project

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Iranian Women Fined $260 for 'Bad Hijabs' by a Tehran Court
Bollywood Veteran Shabana Azmi

Maternal Deaths in Childbirth in Afghanistan Still High and Shocking

Helping Afghan Women Is Poetry in Motion

Bollywood Veteran Shabana Azmi Sticks To ‘Fight of Ideologies’ Over ‘Hindu-Muslim’ Debate

‘Girl Run Away From Home’ Incidents Unprecedentedly Increased In Daikundi, Afghanistan

3,807 Women Voted In PK-93 By-Poll for First Time: DRO

‘Saudi Women in The Arts’ ignites intense debate

Nigeria in Talks with Extremists over Kidnapped Girls

Saudi Women’s Rights Activist, LGBT Magazine Winners of Dink Award

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Khost’s Tani Tribe of Afghanistan Imposes Ban on Giving Girl as ‘Compensation’
Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi

Canada Wants Muslim Women to Take Off Their Face Coverings for Citizenship Oath

Meet the Brave Pakistani Woman Working To End Honour Killings in Her Village

Aqeela Asifi, Teacher Who Educated Afghan Refugee Girls Wins UN Prize

Riffat, A Pakistani Gypsy Girl, Inspires Cross-Border Film

If Bangla Women Tour Is On, Pakistan Players Will Play In BPL

Women Cyclists Push Cultural Barriers In Afghanistan – Trailer

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

One of the earliest and still outstanding prophecies yet to be realised, probably the most controversial in my mind and least likely to be borne out, came back to me the last week of August. Simply stated it was this: “International non-profit organisations/NGOs (mostly) exist for the purpose that has less to with promoting human rights and more with advancing western imperialism”, which these days may take the form of atheism, sexism and racism depending on how the shoe fits.....

Lewthwaite, a 31-year-old widow: White queen of terror

Lewthwaite, a 31-year-old widow from the United Kingdom and a Muslim convert, is allegedly a member of the Somalia-based militant group Al Shabaab, and has been accused of possessing explosives and planning terror attacks along Kenya’s tourist coast. She is also said to have had some involvement in the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi.

 




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