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Islam, Women and Feminism

What Media Is Not Telling Us about AIMPLB’s Stand
Flavia Agnes

Since the main objective of the media is to secure the rights of Muslim women, it would do well to publicise the fact that the Board has encouraged Muslim women to safeguard their rights by using the existing laws available to them.....


Making Change in Northern Nigeria: Somebody to Look Up to
Cathy Russell

If girls are educated and allowed to reach their maximum potential—to become a president, governor, and women in strategic positions—things will change....


Despite Threats, This Pushto Singer, Nazia Iqbal, Vows To Keep the Music Alive

Woman Whipped In Indonesia under Sharia Law Punishment

Attack Over Women’s ‘Shorts’ In Southern France Inflames Social Media

Kenyan Muslim Students Can Wear Hijab at Christian Schools

French Uproar Creates Opportunity for Israeli Burkini Makers

Emirati Climber: Women Have Natural Mental Strength To Conquer Highest Peaks

2016 Rio Paralympics: Algeria Women’s Goalball Forfeit Sparks Aussie Outrage

3 Women Wearing Burqa-Like Robes Shot Dead After Attacking Kenyan Police Station

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


No Instant Triple Talaq, Let Women Have Right To Divorce: All India Shia Personal Law Board

Women Are Being Traded As Slaves On WhatsApp – Here’s How the UN Can Act

2 Muslim Women, Babies Attacked In Alleged Hate Crime in New York

Women in Terror Cell Were ‘Guided’ by ISIS, Paris Prosecutor Says

Violent Extremist Groups Take Special Aim at Women, UN Official Says

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Burkini Row: State Shouldn’t Determine What Citizens Can or Cannot Wear
Ian Buruma

The excessive imposition of conformity by the state can actually have the opposite effect than what is intended. Forcing people to adhere to a common identity fosters a rebellious insistence on difference....


Women Are Their Own Guardians: Senior Saudi Scholar

Kenya: Headscarf Ban in Schools Overturned By A Court

Triple Talaq: The Muslim Law Board’s Affidavit in the Supreme Court Has A Few Positives for Women

Pakistani Muslim: We should learn from Mother Teresa

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Where Do Muslim Women Want Justice From, Religion or the Courts?
Razia Patel

..Muslims are failing to assert the real essence of Islam, which is very progressive as far as the rights of women are concerned. This logic, if extended, leads to the conclusion that all the issues of Muslim women should be resolved within “Islam” and there is no need to go to constitutional courts....

Prophet’s Wife Khadija Challenges Stereotypes about Muslim Women
Génesis Román Melgar

Nowadays Muslim women have proven to be at the level of men in many fields from education to work, without losing sight of their roles as wives and devoted mothers. This is not just now; strong Muslim women exist and existed since Islam came to existence. Take the example of the first Muslim woman, Khadija....

Personal Law Board Views Are ‘Medieval,’ Say Indian Muslim Women
Marina Mahathir

Not Unusual For Muslim Women to Lead, Says Marina Mahathir

A Mum and Her Daughter Policing Northants on a Mission to Change the Perceptions of Muslim Women

Two Men Detained In Spain For Kicking Pregnant Woman Wearing Niqab

Shariah Bill Forum ‘All About Men and Power’, Not Justice, Malaysian Female Filmmaker Claims

South African Muslim Marriage Bill: Will It Finally See The Light Of Day?

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Pakistani Power lifting Duo a Rare Bright Spot for Christian Minority

India's Muslim Women Say Justification for Triple Talaq, Polygamy Is Medieval

Birmingham Preacher 'Called Muslim Woman A Slut and Threatened To Blow Her Up For Wearing Tight Jeans'

Muslim Woman Killed In Queens in Yet another Attack on Bangladeshis

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Veiled Muslim Mothers Prevented From Entering French School

This 18-Year-Old Hindu Girl, Pooja Kushwaha, Teaches Quran to Muslim Kids in Agra, India

Girls Get Top 10 Pre-Medical Positions In Karachi, Pakistan

Turkish Woman Tries To Prove She’s Alive For 23 Years

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


When elected politicians plead that wearing the Hijab is a provocation, or that they are indeed protecting women and public order against Islamic proselytism through these banning orders, it is pure nonsense. What is actually happening is a sexist and Islamophobic segregation that is seeking legal justification...

Veil Means Muslim Women Integrating More: Oxford Study

Indian Supreme Court Gives Centre Four Weeks to Respond On Triple Talaq

Anti-Hijab Agitators in Southern India Left Red-Faced as Principal Refuses to Ban Uniform Scarves

Campaign to Make Women Lawmakers Wear Hijab in Pakistan

In Orlando, A 'Modest Fashion' Boutique for Hijabi Women

Bangladesh Police Arrests 4 Women Militants of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen

Fair-Skinned Irish Women Are Keen On the Burkini According To Its Inventor

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Women Groups Slam All India Muslim Personal Law Board over Triple Talaq

How Girls from Low Income Households in Lucknow Are Becoming Award-Winning Filmmakers and More!

Bangladesh Girls Make History; Qualify for Final Round Of the 2017 Asian Football Confederation Under-16 Women’s Championship

In Israel, Women-Only Beach Days Allow the Religious to Relax

This Is How Muslim Women in A French Suburb Are Moving On After The Burkini Ban

The Battle of Bigots over the Burqa in Mangaluru

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Hindu Students Protest against Burqa-Wearing Muslims on Campus in Southern India

Ban on Polygamy Encourages Illicit Sex, Indian Muslim Law Body Tells Supreme Court

The Muslim Women Creating and Leading Their Own Places of Worship

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The Way People Look at Us Has Changed’: Muslim Women on Life in Europe

We Asked British Muslims How They Feel About a Burqa Ban

UN Condemns French Laws for 'Fuelling Intolerance and Stigmatisation of Muslims'

Qatar Charity Lecture Focuses on Women’s Rights in Islam

Johannesburg: Our Male Colleagues Know That Women Are Here to Stay - Female Officers

Muslim Women Wear Veils to Help Integrate Into Society and Mix With Non-Muslims, Study Says

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

My Hijab Liberates Me from Your Oppressive Standards for Women
Mahvash Afzal

I, on the other hand, see semi-clad women as representing a form of enslavement to a social structure that requires them to dress a certain way, be a certain size, and have a certain type of hair and what not. I think that your likes and dislikes are not governed by you. They are governed by your peers, the media and the society in general. I see that as enslavement and I see you as enslaved to the idea of transient beauty and pleasure...


Why Can’t I Be Just another Woman…But With A Headscarf?
Zeynab Ladak

I wish that if I meet a new housemate, they would think of me being more than just my headscarf, that they would think of me as just another human being, with hopes, aspirations and dreams similar to themselves and I hope that they would see me as much, much more than a piece of cloth...


With Supreme Court Taking up Plea, Will Indian Muslim Women’s Demand Be Fulfilled?

The ‘Burkini’ Ban Illustrates the Unequal Cultural Power That Shapes the Lives of Muslims in Europe

Swedish Muslim Women Talk about How It Feels to Be Constantly Spoken For

Israeli Jews, Muslims Puzzled By French 'Burkini' Brouhaha

Nearly Half of Britons Think Burkinis Should Be BANNED From Our Beaches Following French Crackdown on the Islamic Swimwear

Between Burkini and Bikini, I Don’t Know What to Wear

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Haji Ali Will Be Reference Point for Similar Cases Involving Rights of Muslim Women
Javed Anand

Who is going to convince the SC, and how, that these practices are “an integral and essential part of Islam” and that a ban on such practices will “change the very nature of Islam”? Muslim women now know their Quran and the Constitution.

France Unleashing Its Own Brand of Misogyny-Cum-Racism
Irena Akbar

And yet, “oppressed”, “sad”, “helpless” are tags that are too freely, too unthinkingly, too carelessly attached to Muslim women wearing headscarves. Such descriptions took off during Taliban’s rule over Afghanistan in the late ’90s, and rightly so, but have since been so abused and hardened, that it’s almost impossible to give an alternative view without being dismissed as “a defensive Muslim” or a “pseudo-secularist”...


Lifting the Burqa off the Burkini
Tarek Fatah

As for those who believe in the notion of “choice”, well, I’m sorry, but nudists should not have the choice to roam naked on Toronto’s lakefront or Vancouver’s shores; white supremacists should not have the choice to wear KKK bath wear while sun tanning, and neo-Nazis should not have the choice to have swastikas stitched on to their briefs or bikini tops....

Spooked By Burkini?
Hasan Suroor

But we are in France in the midst of a charged atmosphere after the recent wave of attacks. And in the climate of prejudice and paranoia these have generated there's an automatic assumption that if Muslims are hung up on something there must be a sinister motive behind it. So, the axe has fallen on the humble Burkini....

Saudi Women Trend Hashtag to Seek Outside Help to Get Rid of Men's Hegemony
Sherin Khankan, founder of the Canadian Women mosq

Hijab-Clad UK Cooking Star Praised As ‘Poster Child’ Of Multiculturalism

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Divisive Dress Code for Women

Founder of Denmark’s First Mosque for Women: ‘I Will Not Listen to Naysayers’

Muslim Body Slams 'Hijab Ban on Nurses' In Nigeria Town

Burkini Kicks Sand in France’s Laicite Eye

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


How Can France Assume The Basis Of Our Choices?
Mahyra Roy

The extension of the recent ban in certain French coastal cities on religious beachwear such as the Burkini to women wearing long clothes and a headscarf makes me wonder: what if the next time the Queen of England walks onto a French beach in a long skirt and a Hermès headscarf? (Which she has been officially photographed wearing on many occasions). Would the French police insist she removes it lest the public view it as a declaration of her Muslim belief?...


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