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Islam, Women and Feminism

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South Africa Court Battle to Recognise Muslim Marriage

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Talaq, Talaq, Talaq: Marriage Is a Serious Matter
Garga Chatterjee

The religious minority is considered somebody else’s child in this post-partition sub-continental religious national imaginary. Thus, Muslims of the Indian Union are children of Pakistan by definition. In certain areas of the Indian Union, Muslims also tend to be children of Bangladesh....


Triple Talaq and Rising Fundamentalism
Kuldip Nayar

The Muslim community is being misled by the fundamentalists. Unfortunately, politics has also come in. The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party has its eyes on the next general election in 2019. Be it but the atmosphere of pluralism should not be polluted. The Supreme Court or for that matter any court would have no ground to interfere if the preamble of the Indian Constitution is followed, that is secular and democratic polity.....

Instant Triple Talaq Judgment and After
Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

Instant Triple Talaq Judgment and After
Arshad Alam, New Age Islam

The statement of the Jamiat Ulema e Hind suggesting that they would not follow Supreme Court verdict only goes on to say how much faith they have in the Indian judiciary. For them, as for a majority of religious fundamentalists, the matter is very simple: if the courts rule in their favour then they would hail the verdict, but if the law goes against then, the judiciary becomes a pawn in the hands of ‘vested interests’. People like Madani bring shame to the Muslim community and people like him are responsible for making the community a sitting target for the Hindu Right wing forces who quickly announce to the world that Muslims do not believe in the Indian nation, far less the judiciary....

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Tunisian Ulema March ‘Ahead’ of the Qu’ran: Endorse Muslim Women’s Right to Equal Inheritance, Marrying non-Muslims
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The contrast between the Ulema in India and in Tunisia could not be greater. While in India they are finding it difficult to digest even the declaration of instant triple Talaq as invalid, their counterpart in Tunisia are miles ahead on the road to reform....

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Middle East On A Roll to Repeal 'Marry the Rapist' Laws
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In recent weeks, the Tunisian, Jordanian, and Lebanese parliaments have repealed provisions in their penal codes that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. Provisions like these, largely colonial-era relics, remain on the books in many other countries in the region and beyond. Some permit exoneration for a range of offences, including kidnapping, rape, and sex with a child (statutory rape) if the perpetrator marries the victim.....


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Peace Activist Mobilizes Rural Women in Western Afghanistan

Iran’s VP Has a Harvard Doctorate but Why Her Wardrobe Has Become a Controversy

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A Wake-Up Call for the Muslim Clergy
Flavia Agnes

According to Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Justice Khehar’s detailed judgment is a major milestone in the history of freedom of religion in India. For the first time in Indian judicial history, it is declared that personal laws are an integral part of freedom of religion guaranteed under Articles 25 and 26 which the courts are duty-bound to protect....

Al-Azhar Rejects Tunisia's Calls for Equal Inheritance for Women
Shahira Amin

“In Egypt, we need to follow Tunisia’s example by doing away with age-old traditions and social norms that are holding women back. What we need is a campaign to educate women about their rights and we also need to modernize the religious discourse. It is societal debate that paves the way for social change,”...

For Women, By Women: All-Female Madrasas Mixing Tradition with Science in Kerala

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Moroccan Beauty Queen Becomes Latest Victim of Sexual Assault

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Four Pakistani Women, Two Hindu And Two Muslim, Get Indian Citizenship

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Besides Gender Justice, Triple Talaq Case Was Also About Separating Religion and State in Family Law
Indira Jaising

The chief justice of India, who authored the minority judgment, failed to separate state from religion when he elevated personal laws to the status of a fundamental right. What is more, he failed to understand that personal laws have no existence independent of the subject matter they govern. In this case, since they govern matters of family law, they are family law, nothing more, nothing less. This failure leads him to conclude that personal laws are part of the right to freedom of religion, a dangerous proposition by any reckoning....

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'We Women Would Work In the Oil Fields until 11 Pm'

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Iran to Disqualify Female Teachers 'With Too Much Facial Hair'

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Oppressive Personal Laws Aren’t the Only Thing Standing Between Muslim Women and Happy Lives
Farah Naqvi

The celebrations in the air seem to disingenuously suggest that oppressive personal laws are the only thing standing between Muslim women and happy lives. Rubbish. Sixty-one years of a reformed and codified Hindu personal law has not exactly made Hindu women the poster girls of empowerment. Though the intent is noble, the nation cannot swoop in to save the Muslim woman, while Muslim communities are simultaneously being brought to their knees....

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In India, Muslim men have been able to end their marriages by saying the word “Talaq” — Arabic for “divorce” — three times. They could do this in person, by letter or even over the phone. By contrast, a Muslim woman in India seeking a divorce must generally gain the permission of her husband, a cleric or other Islamic authorities. The method of divorce was available only to men, who in many cases ousted their wives from their homes without alimony or other financial support....

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2.  AIMPLB Advocates Of Instant Triple Talaq Are Gender Terrorists And Traitors Of Islam And May Be Sued For Human Rights Violation Under Cover Of Religion

3.  The Process for Divorce in the Quran


Three Judgments, Three Takeaways
Faizan Mustafa

The constitution Bench of five judges, belonging to five different religious communities, took more than three months to author its 395-page judgment on triple divorce. The historic verdict marks a red-letter day for gender justice in India. However, even judges who held triple divorce unconstitutional based their decision on arbitrariness rather than on the discriminatory nature of triple divorce. Thus, gender justice was not the basis of the majority judgment.....

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3.  The Process for Divorce in the Quran

Tunisian President Calls for Gender Equality in Inheritance Law

In Article 21, the Tunisian constitution stipulates that “all citizens, male and female, have equal rights and duties, and are equal before the law without any discrimination.” Article 46 states: “The state commits to protect women’s accrued rights and works to strengthen and develop those rights. The state guarantees the equality of opportunities between women and men to have access to all levels of responsibility in all domains.”...

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India’s Pioneering Women Qazis Ask Muslim Men: Have You Read the Quran?
Adrija Bose

The job of a Qazi has been an exclusive male preserve till recently in India, as it is in most parts of the world. In recent years, activists and organisations within the Muslim world have pushed for the inclusion of women as Qazis, and pushing against patriarchy and orthodoxy, more women have taken to the vocation in recent years.....

The Woman Question in the Subcontinent
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Nationalist discourse creates the dichotomy of the inner/ outer in order to make the sanctity of the inviolable inner domain look traditional. Nationalist writers assert that as long as the inner or spiritual distinctiveness of the culture is retained, a postcolonial nation can make the required adjustments to cope with a modern material world without losing its essential identity. The result, however, is not the orderly process of modernisation but rather the continued immiseration of women.....


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