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Islam, Women and Feminism

It is about time the intelligentsia, political leaders, Ulema and other Muslim religious leaders came forward to uproot the evil of misogyny from the Muslim societies by restricting the clear violation of the Qur'anic views of women's status and rights. They should work to reform the traditionally conservative Muslim societies such as the tribal areas in Pakistan, where women rights are brazenly violated day in and day out. Every possible effort should be exerted to highlight the true teachings of Islam regarding women rights...


Physical Education Classes For Girls a Major Sin: Hard-Line Scholar

‘Violence Deters South Asian Women from Politics’

Turkey to Help Kiribati’s Bid To Stop Violence against Women

Bahrainis Voice Support for Female Prisoners

Zionist Forces ’Brutally’ Beat Palestinian Woman

Hudud Will Drive Rape Survivors Deeper into Shadows, Say Women’s Groups

Rights of Arab Women Working In Israel Being Violated

Bangladesh: ‘Increasing Number of Unpaid Women a Challenge’

Indonesia Women Workers Demand Jokowi Fight for Their Rights

Iranian Female Drivers to Participate In 6,925km Rally

Women Eye Seats On Various Jeddah Chamber of Commerce Commissions

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The importance of psychological health and compatibility between a man and a woman is gaining importance in Saudi society. Psychological compatibility affects happiness, living conditions, understanding and stability between partners….


Forced Conversions in the Land of the Pure
Muhammad Akbar Notezai

The number of forced conversions of our religious minorities, particularly the Hindus, is intensifying in the land of the pure. Also, in the past, cases of forced conversions only surfaced in Sindh. Now, however, these incidents are taking place in every nook and corner of the country. The government needs to take notice of the forced conversions of its minority communities. .....


Women Ask Saudi Courts to Force Husbands Pay Breastfeeding Fees
Bashayer Mohammad, Female Poet

Saudi Women: ‘Give Us Freedom and We Will Marry You’

Nigerian Schoolgirls: Jihadis 'Willing To Consider' Release

Tunisia Lifts Restrictions on Women’s Rights in Landmark Action

Women Raise Their Voices on the Walls of Afghanistan

Taliban Target Girls Schools in Pakistan

Some Hospitals Have 100 Percent Saudi Nursing Staff

Female Poet Takes a Path Few Dare To Tread

Saudi Women Apply For Laundry Jobs

Shariah Law to Become the Legal Code of Brunei

Disabled Children Are a Blessing in Disguise

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Police Fear Jihad Girls Held By Radicals in Turkey
Maha Akeel, Saudi journalist

First Saudi Woman Appointed To a Top OIC Post

Saudi Women Prefer To Hire Female Expats to Drive Them

Sweden Championed Gender Equality to Raise Birth Rates - and it Worked

Kenyan President Signs Marriage Bill into Law, Legalising Polygamy

Muslim, Sikh Groups File Complaints over Head Scarf Policy at OC Theme Park

Meet Wazhma, the Reason Afghanistan Needs More Female Lawyers

Maldives Parliament Passes Sexual Harassment and Sexual Offences Bills

Saudi Man and Bahraini Woman Jailed For Selling Drugs, Illicit Relations

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Girls Abducted From Nigeria 'Have Been Sold To Islamic Militants Boko Haram for £8 Each'
Sharmila Farooqui Pak Politician

Tunisia Just Took a Step on Women's Rights the U.S. Has Yet To Make

Pak Child Marriage Restraint Bill Passage Lauded

Pakistan: Two Girls Killed For Honour

Firms Offer Incentives to Retain Saudi Female Workers

Shoura Proposes Fund to Help Women Involved In Family Dispute

Girls Brave Violence for Their Education in Northern Nigeria

Child Marriage Could Become Law in Iraq This Week

Vicious Attack at Women's Prison in Iran

Indonesia: Abuse against Women Shows No Sign of Abating

Iran’s Courts Are Still Blaming Rape Victims for Their Attacks

'Hadassah Women’ Visit Israel, Refuse To Meet Health Minister

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Nigeria Muslim Nurses Fired For Hijab
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Nigeria Muslim Nurses Fired For Hijab
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai Makes It Again to Time’s 100

Bangladesh: 'No Qualm about Child Marriage'

This Somali Teen Fashion Designer Goes Big With Animal Print Hijabs

Ugandan Nun Is Helping Restore the Lives of War-Torn Young Girls

2-Month Jail, Fine for Well-Known Saudi Woman Academic for Illicit Relations

Pakistan Jolted: Rape of Minors a Rising Trend

Muslims File Complaint against Boomers for Not Allowing Hijabs on Go-Carts

Women Urged To Follow Hazrat Faitma (Ra)

HR Coordinator for Sindh CM Condemns Bomb Attack, Takes Notice of Torture on Woman

Try Robot Housemaids, Tech Firms Urge Saudis

Hillary Clinton to Address United Methodist Women as Keynote Speaker

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Married at Twelve: Most Forced Marriages at Tender Ages Are Related To Extreme Poverty and Reduced Dowry Costs
Shazia Omar

Most forced marriages at tender ages are related to extreme poverty and reduced dowry costs on the basis of age. Young girls are married to the least desired men in the community, men who are also extremely poor and jobless, and so the poverty perpetuates. ….


Muslim Women Entitled To Maintenance Even After Divorce: Supreme Court of India
Syeda Abida Hussain, Pak Politician

Sindh Assembly Passes Bill Prohibiting Child Marriages

UAE Tops the Middle East Table In Treating Women With Respect

In Iraq, Female Candidates Still Held Back By Old Paradigms

Jirga gives minor girl in vani to settle dispute

Arab TV Portrays Working Women as ‘Superficial’

Military Surrounds Location, Intensifies Negotiations to Free Abducted Nigerian Girls

Known Pak Politician Abida Asks Media to Be Rational On National Interest

UN Elects Iran to Women’s Rights Commission

Not All Syria-Bound Teens Are a Threat

Arab-Israeli Women Break Ground On Pro Soccer

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Lost Austrian Girls with Terrorist Groups in Syria
Malala Yousafzai

World with More Women Leaders Will Be A Better Place: Malala

Indonesia: Start Sex Education Early At Home and At School

Turkey’s Change makers: Life of a Determined Woman

Iranian Mother 'At Peace' After Stopping Execution of Son's Killer

Feminism Is a Facade to Dishonour Muslim Women: Ikatan Muslimeen Malaysia

Too Young To Wed: Yemen Weighs Marriage Law

Shobha De Finds Hospitality, Not Hostility, In Islamabad

Women Call For More Active Females in Iraqi Parliament

84% of Children in Balochistan Vulnerable, Says UNICEF

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi Speaks On Muslims in UK

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


King Abdullah’s Daughter Calls For Uprising In Saudi Arabia
Shabana Azmi, India Actress and Activist

Why Are Female Orphans Being Urged To Accept Misyar Marriages?

Nina Ahmad, First Bangladeshi in Obama administration

Crime against women should not be tolerated: Shabana Azmi

Pak Punjab Bill and resolution against acid attack

German court upholds school ban on facial veil

Egyptian belly dancer summoned for 'spreading obscenity' in Egypt

Rural Turkish women all wear Chanel no 5

Christian rape victim faces threats if case not taken back

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival a Colossal Success

Teenage Women from Portsmouth ‘Have Joined Jihadist Fighters In Syria’

Egypt: Stop Mutilating Little Girls!

Poor Saudi Women Live On Sr1, 500

Kazakhstan Works On Reducing the Number of Abandoned Children

Abu Azmi Deposes before Women’s Commission, Says His Statement Was Distorted

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Child Marriage and Domestic Violence a Curse for Afghan Society
Dr Florance Ebrahimi

Revise Afghanistan’s Zina laws to harmonize them with Afghanistan’s international legal obligations, and clarify through an administrative decree that running away should not be treated as a crime under Afghan law. Until Afghan law is reformed, impose an immediate moratorium on prosecutions for moral crimes......


Women Offer to Search for Kidnapped Students in Boko Haram Enclave
Dr. Suhaila Zain Al-Abideen, NSHR Member

Syria conflict: Ten British women are fighting with rebels

Saudi Women Want Greater Say in Shariah Matters

Afghanistan Women Protest against Warlord

Prince Miteb Wants Women to Work for National Guard

Israeli Soccer Team Breaks New Ground: Recruits Arab Women

Nigeria: Baby Factory Victims Reunited With Home States

Does a Saudi woman’s hijab have to be black?

Pak Woman Set On Fire over Marriage Proposal Rejection of Her 13 Year Old Daughter

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Woman MPAs Carry Arms into Assembly

Nigerian Muslim Women Rue Nyanya Bombing, Abduction of Girls

Women, Arabs and Gay Israelis to Have Streets Named After Them

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

A World Free Of Wartime Rape
Zainab Hawa Bangura

A World Free Of Wartime Rape
Zainab Hawa Bangura

Conflict-related sexual violence is a war crime mired in myths and shrouded in secrecy and stigma. Perhaps, the greatest misperception is that it is an atrocity of a bygone era and that in today’s age of high-tech warfare, rape is no longer used as a weapon of mass destruction. Nothing could be further from the truth.....


Bury and Burn Tradition, Not Women
Gulmina Bilal Ahmad

The young woman proudly tells my journalist friend, “I refuse to surrender. If I give up, patriarchy, feudalism and tribalism will be the winners. I want the women of Balochistan to win against this system.”Her brave words leave me with goose bumps and a cynical question....


Rights Group Urges Nigeria's Government to Rescue Captured Girls
Reshma Akhter, Bangladesh Women

UK Enlists Muslim Women to Help Stop Syria Jihadists

Nigeria Missing Girls Figure Is 'Much Higher'

The Baloch Midwife: A Young Woman in Her 20s Is Saving Lives

African Woman Assaulted In Istanbul Denounces Racist Attack

Bangladesh’s ‘Miracle’ Survivor Marries and Builds New Life

Illiteracy Leaves 42% of Saudi Women Poor

Prisoner Pulls Shoura Scam on Female Professor

Saudi Police Ask Woman in Her 90s to Come With Male Guardian

Saudi Women Attending Foreign Meets Must Speak a Second Language

Muslim Student Association Hosts ‘Under the Hijab’ To Promote Islamic Culture

Iran’s Divorce Rate Rising

Turkey Failing To Improve On Gender Equality, NGO Says

Iranian Women’s Rights Remain Hostage to Political Infighting

The Palestinian Sisters Taking Over the Modelling World: Meet Gigi And Bella Hadid

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Kandahar to Carleton U.: Afghan Woman's Risky Pursuit of Education
A bride in Uzbekistan

2 Saudi Women Arrested ‘On Way to Join Al-Qaeda’

Growing Trend in Uzbekistan: More Money Means More Wives

Three Jewish Minor Girls Arrested For Vandalising Muslim Graves in Jerusalem

Jaafari Marriage Law Permits Marital Rape, Child Brides and Polygamy

Woman Breaks Taboos, Announces Candidacy for Lebanon’s Presidency

Political Situation Serious, Says PTI Women Wing

Ahrar Centre: 20 Female Detainees Face Harsh Israeli Penalties

Unemployment Rate among Saudi Women Hits 34%

Female Sit-In against Protest Law at Ittihadiya

Transsexual Woman Murdered In Istanbul in Latest Homophobic Attack

Iran President under Fire over Wife's "Lavish" Party

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Turkish Women Use Twitter to Fight Sexual Harassment
Samra and Sabina, ‘Jihad Girls’

Allowing Women to Drive Less Evil Than Depending On Foreign Drivers

Saudi Woman Continues Fight to Wed British Beau

Senior UN Official Urges Women to Remain Engaged In Afghan Political Life

Turkish Intel Detects Possible Signal from Austrian ‘Jihad Girls’

Women Take To the Pitch as Female Footballers Wow Jordan

Further Negligence Will Foster Sexual Abuse against the Young

Parents Search for Abducted Nigeria Girls, Say 234 Missing

Father Kills Divorced Daughter over Suspicion of Illicit Relations in Pakistan

Mother’s Role Is Crucial Making a Peaceful Society, Scholar Says

Egypt Arrests Controversial Belly Dancer

Goodwill Forum Aims To Educate Children on Islam

Women Prominent In Coming Iraqi Elections

Aleppo's Children Struggle To Stay In School

More Than 14,000 Children Missing In 5 Years in Turkey: Report

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


I may not be wrong in assuming that the main reason behind divorce and suicide amongst women and girls is increasingly that parents never see eye-to-eye with their daughters regarding their marriage…..


Transgender Islamic School Reopened In Java
Saudi Pilot Hanadi Al Hindi

Catholic Woman’s Khalwat Case Shows Anomalies in Shariah Court System

Pakistani Wife Claims Husband Affixed Tracker in Her Body

Female Saudi Pilot Flies High

The Brave Women Fighting Bigotry in Libya

Women Edge into Gulf Boardrooms as Economies, Societies Shift

Hazrat Fatima Zahra (ra)'s Birth Anniversary Celebrated as Women's Day in Iran

Chibok Abductions in Nigeria: More Girls 'Flee Kidnappers'

202 women murdered in the name of honour in Sindh last year

Saudi Woman Uses Mosque Megaphone to Call for Help

Prison, Heavy Fines Possible For Sexual Harassers in Saudi Arabia

Asia Bibi’s appeal put off again

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Arab Women In Media – Are We Engaging Or Targeting Them?
Joe Khalil

To many of my former colleagues in the media industry, the issue of engaging women as active audiences is a complicated one. For me, the concept is simple: advocating for gender equality is not only a moral responsibility; it is also an economic necessity, as the millennial audience wants to speak, not merely be spoken to….


Time to Think Of Afghan Women
Monika Chansoria

Afghanistan's recovery from the ruins of more than three decades of conflict requires a rediscovery of its identity, primarily through the precepts of nation-building and strengthening of state structures. The most significant pillar is enhancing the role of women in Afghanistan's social, political and economic space…..


Muslim Scholar Urges Women to Take Centre Stage in Islam
Sama al-Masri, Egyptian belly dancer

Nigeria Islamists Still Holding 85 Schoolgirls after Raid -State

Women Social Workers Can Be Mahrams for Orphans

Olympic Medallist Trains with Palestinian Women

Courts Tackle 576 ‘Khula’ Cases in 5 Months

Official Reiterates Rights of Expats with Saudi Mothers

No Passport for Saudi Women without IDs

Racy Egyptian Belly Dancer Slams Potential Presidential Candidate

Daughter of Jailed Academic Says China Deaf to Uyghur Grievances

Christian Girls Kidnapped and Islamised, Schools Targeted By Boko Haram

Jihad Poster Girls: Interpol Searches for Two Teens 'Who Went To Syria to Fight for Islamic Rebels'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


‘We Are Hostages’: A Saudi Princess Reveals Her Life of Hell
Malala Yousafzai

Campaigners Warn Of 'Breast Ironing' In the UK

Female Orphans Studying Abroad Not Exempt From ‘Mahram’ Rule

Qatif Woman Penalized for Driving Husband’s Car

In Pakistan, Feeling Free To Leave the Burqa Behind

Female Candidates Fight for Rights in Iraq Campaign

Many Qataris Frown on Marrying Foreigners

14 More Nigeria School Girls Escape Militants: Official

Turkish Women Form ‘Only A Quarter’ Of Work Force

Child Marriage and Domestic Violence A Curse For Afghan Society

Women Need To Be Aware Of Basic Laws

Rate of Christian Girls Abducted and Attacked By Extremists on the Rise in Egypt

President Hassan Rouhani: Women Are Not Second Class Citizens

KP still unwilling to allow launch of Malala’s book

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


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