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Islam, Women and Feminism

Palestinian Leader Gives Wife-Beating Tips on Gaza TV
Mufti of Gaza Hassan Al-Laham

Fearing Attacks, Tennessee Muslim Women Learn Self-Defense

At Least Five Canadian Women Have Conceived Children with Islamic State Fighters: Researcher

Ottawa’s ‘Hijab Day’: Is It Even Necessary?

Meet Aneela Naz, the KP Police Officer Battling Criminals and Stereotypes

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


These Women Are Taking On Islamic Law, Which Allows Kidnapping, Rape And Injustice To Flourish In Pakistan
Kainat Soomro

U.S Muslim Woman Asked To Remove Religious Scarf at Omaha Bank

Saudi Woman Terrorist Killed In Coalition Raid

Gujarat Village Diktat: No Mobile for Unmarried Women

Muslim Woman with Cancer Looking To Make Friends at Miami Jewish Synagogues Sparks Call To Cops

Meet the Kickboxing Expert Teaching Muslim Women to Defend Themselves from Racist Attackers

Compiled by New Age Islam Edit Bureau


Discrimination against Saudi Women
Samar Al-Mogren

I will not accept overused statements like “society is not yet ready” or “society will not accept” after the recent municipal council elections, where people voted 21 women to office. These women were elected with a majority votes by male citizens.....


Teacher of Afghan Refugee Girls, Aqeela Asifi, 49, Nominated For $1m Global Award from Pakistan
Aqeela Asifi

Jewish School Teaching Pupils 'Women's Only Role Is To Clean and Cook' In North London, Ofsted Says

Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz Wants Ban on ‘Feminism’ Word, Says Women Work Quotas Degrading

Violence 'Rife' Against Bangladesh's Indigenous Women

WE CAN and Daffodil University on Women's Rights

The Pakistani Women Risking All to Fight For Their Rights

Arab Women Master Fancy Winter Looks

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The Subversive Women of Nigeria Who Self-Publish Novels amid Jihadist War
27-year-old novelist Farida Ado

See the Women Who Flee the UK to Join ISIS

Nigerian Shiite Women Protest Continued Detention of Leader

North Pole Expedition Searching For Arab Women to Join Team

New TV Show Crowns Ordinary Arab Women as 'The Queen' Of Their Community

Canada's Missing or Killed Indigenous Women Number 'Higher'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Sightless Muslim Girl, Seven-Year-Old Rida Zehra, Knows Gita By Heart
Rida Zehra

Fencer to Become First US Olympian to Compete In Hijab

Vicious ISIS Thugs Rape Women for 'Cheating' On Husbands before Stoning Them to Death

Award-Winning Pakistani Entrepreneur Appointed To UN Panel on Women

Canadian Women Give Birth to Children of ISIS Fighters

How a Western Sydney Woman Stopped Her Boyfriend Joining Islamic State

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Saudi Arabia Demonstrates Its Lack of Religious Freedom in a New Coffee Bar
Tammy Bruce

The celebrated liberals of the West then fly blissfully away from that cauldron of abuse where recently, as The Washington Post reports, a blogger was sentenced to 1000 lashes for writing about free speech and a political dissident was sentenced with beheading and crucifixion. Western movers and shakers can’t spend too much time in Saudi Arabia though, because after all, they’ve got Americans who need lecturing on racism.....


Burqa Bans Rise in Sub-Sahara over Fear of Suicide Bombers Hiding Behind Veils
Yazidi woman breaks down during speech to UN

Yazidi Woman Breaks Down During Speech to UN Security Council

Sindh Becomes First Pakistan Province to Adopt Hindu Marriage Bill

Pakistan Women Boxers Make History - Bano's Hopes of Winning a Medal Cut Short

Jordan Participates In Arab Women's Forum in Morocco

Faith and Female Fashion Issues in Spotlight at Al-Maktoum College Lecture

Meet Hijarbie, the Muslim Doll

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Women Get Caught In the Loopholes of Muslim Law
Dipavali Hazra and Aditi Chakravarti

“It is a question of fundamental rights, and in such cases, even the courts can intervene,” she said. “A Muslim woman herself, whether she remarries or not, is not entitled to money from her ex-husband after a Talaq. She is expected to make use of the Mehr money and her portion of her family’s inheritance to live on for the rest of her life. In the Sharia, there is also the concept of Bayt-al-mal, which is a kind of collective fund that is responsible for the upkeep of widows, divorcees and orphans. Even the Waqf ought to help divorcees but that organisation is corrupt itself. They distribute donations among themselves,”....


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Crusading for Pakistan
Maliha Rehman

From honour killings to the plight of acid victims, the inculcation of children in terrorist Taliban armies and Lahore’s waning musical arts to beyond Pakistan, women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and the harsh realities faced by policewomen working for the United Nations in Haiti — this is not the first time Sharmeen has told a story that is distressingly true.....


First Muslim Woman Leads Prayer on Floor of Wisconsin Assembly
Janan Najeeb

A Women-Led Mosque in Denmark Is Eager To Challenge the Patriarchy

'Taliban Militants Publicly Flog Afghan Woman' For Going to Visit a Doctor with Her Brother-In-Law

Saudi Ministry Orders Separate Section for Female Members of Municipal Councils

Turkey's First-Time Director Öztürk’s Film about Women by Women Premieres in Berlin

UAE to Be A Part of UN's 'Every Woman - Every Child' Group

Hindu Marriage Bill Creates Row in Pakistan

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Labour, Love and Women
Rafia Zakaria

Never recognising that emotional labour is labour, and that women are required to do it, works well for men. What cannot be described must not exist, even if it is a real and often weighty task for those undertaking it. Women must care, and care for free....


Judge pronounces 'triple talaq', wife complains to CJI, Allahabad HC judge
Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai

Nergis Mavalvala: The Karachiite Who Went On To Detect Einstein's Gravitational Waves

Pakistan TV Channel Warned Over Anti-Malala Hate Speech

New Dolls Represent All Sorts Of Women!

Arab Women in Science – Where Are They Heading?

‘Our Women Excel In Life; Letting Them Drive Will Take Time’


India: Karnataka Muslim Girl Tops Ramayana Exam With 93 out of 100
Fathimath Rahila

More than Half of All Teenage Girls in Pakistan Believe Domestic Violence Is Justified, Report Reveals

Seven Women Given Cabinet Posts New UAE Government by Its PM

Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality Launched in Rabat

Islamic Youth Leader Yassmin Abdel-Magied Pens Memoir

Dutch Queen Wraps Up Three-Day Visit to Pakistan

Female Journalist Receives 28 Months for ‘Insulting’ Erdoğan

Muslim Religious Leaders and School Students Educated About Domestic Violence in Australia

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Female Suicide Bombers Kill Over 60 People in Northeast Nigeria
Shamma AlMazrui

UAE Appoints 22-Year-Old Female as Minister for Youth

Ishrat Jahan Was a Suicide Bomber for LeT, David Headley Tells Court

My UAE: We Have Lift Off With the Olympics Hopeful Amna Al Haddad

Czech Republic Paid Ransom for Two Czech Women

Petition Launched to Stop Appropriation of Afghan Clothing, The Women’s Gilet

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Mock Terror Exercise Staged at Karachi Women’s Varsity

Decision In Deepa Case Erodes Non-Muslim Rights, Says Women’s Aid Of Malaysia

Female Norwegian Reporter Forced To Leave Turkey, Denied Press Card

Islamic Women Gather to Learn Self-Defence at the Islamic Centre of Tennessee

Pregnant Woman Jumps from Four-Storey Building In Herat, Due To Domestic Violence

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Women Terrorists
Hala Al-Qahtani

Women Terrorists
Hala Al-Qahtani

But for female criminals, they need not shave their beard. They can hide an explosive belt under the veil and a gun under their feet. She can sit like a queen covering her crime putting more black clothes on her body to give a spiritual aura and hide her crime. However, she would not escape from punishment. We know that even the wanted criminals use Abaya (the black cloak) to evade security officers.....


Barbie Wearing Hijab Becomes Social Media Star
Barbie Wearing Hijab

Daesh Widow Charged Over US Hostage Death

Women Welcome at a Saudi Arabia Starbucks Shop after Temporary Ban

Hillary Clinton's Problem with Young Women

Haji Ali Women Entry Case: Bombay HC Asks Stakeholders to Submit Arguments in Two Weeks

Mehreen Jabbar's Short Film Lala Begum to Debut at Zee TV's Unity Initiative in India

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Call for Female Departments At Islamic University In Madinah

Bosnian Women Protest against Hijab Ban in Judiciary

Female Prof Who Wore Headscarf to Leave Christian College in Chicago

Female Writer Perihan Mağden Faces Up To 4 Years in Jail for ‘Insulting’ Erdoğan

More Haredi Men Working, As Arab Women Drop Out Of Labour Force

Nada Al Naqbi Made Head of Women's Committee of Arab Basketball Union

Young Muslim Women Help Feed Homeless Community in Canterbury

Non-Muslim Women Don Hijab To Express Solidarity in Minnesota, United States

Some 2,000 Bosnian Muslim Women Protest Ban of Hijabs in Legal Institutions

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Did the Pakistan Courts Expect an Ostracised, Victimised, Terrified Young Woman to Testify against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan’s Rule?
Nazish Brohi

Courts should know how structures are designed to silence women. Whether rape, incest or domestic violence, women are told to pretend it didn’t happen. Insisting it did happen is to go against the family’s honour, against the community’s equilibrium, against the legal system’s patriarchy, against the police’s misogyny.....


Tanzanian Girl’s Assault Case: Senior Police Officer Suspended

Female Genital Mutilation Is Not a Uniquely Muslim Problem

Speed Date a Muslim to Ask Those Niggling Questions

Labour Accused of Brushing Aside Alleged Bias against Muslim Women

Syrian Child Workers in İstanbul Sew Final T-Shirts Before Heading Off To Europe

Aniseh Makhlouf, Mother of Syria's Assad, Dies

Britons Vote Margaret Thatcher Most Influential Woman of Past 200 Years

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Nigerian Haneefah Adam Creates Hijarbie, A Hijab Barbie Taking Over Instagram
hijab Barbie

Muslim Women 'Blocked From Seeking Office by Male Labour Councillors' In UK

Eleven Things Women in Saudi Arabia Cannot Do

A Self-Defence Class for Muslim Women, By Muslim Women in New York

Turkish Actress Vuslateri Acquitted Of Insulting President Erdoğan

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


It's Her God Too: Women Are Not Children of a Lesser God
Mahwash Ajaz

As a matter of fact, places of worship offer peace, quiet and sanctum. Literally and metaphorically. Yet, women are often kept away from these. They are denied the right to access — sometimes by clergies, sometimes by social norms. I often wonder that if a woman can walk into the Ka’aba alone, if we can see women present in the house of God Himself, if she can sit before Him and ask for what she wants, what right does anyone have to stop her from reaching out to her beliefs?....

Eighty Percent of Saudi Arab Teenagers Have Been Abused

U.N. Official: Syrian Women Seek Abortions and Suffer Rapes Because Of War

'Saudi Arabian Women Banned From Starbucks after Collapse of Gender Segregation Wall'

Jawaher Al Qasimi launches 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Bombay High Court Seeks Maharashtra Government's View on Women's Entry in Haji Ali
Anousheh Ansari

Deliveries on Road:  Delhi Women Commission Sends Fresh Notice to Delhi Traffic Police

Meet the World's First Muslim Woman, Anousheh Ansari, in Space

Appeal To Protect the Health And Rights Of Syrian Women And Girls

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


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  • Naseersaab, Not all philosophers are deontologists. Moral behavior can exists in its own right because of its intrinsic soundness. Louise Antony, a professor of philosophy, puts ...
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  • US isolationaism. Who is bothered about the views of US stooges and traitors to the human cause.'
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