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Islam, Women and Feminism

Malaysia’s First Female Shariah High Court Judge Decides If Men Can Take a Second Wife

Newly Elected Muslim Congresswoman Fights for Right to Wear Hijab in Congress

Record Number of Women Contest in Bahrain’s Local Elections

Indonesian Minister Explains Why His Daughter Wears Niqab

Tunis Female Suicide Bomber Had Sworn Allegiance to ISIS, Says Minister

Another American Girl Arrives In Pakistan, Marries Lahore Man

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Muslims Not to File Complaint against Right Wing Women Who Performed Puja at Taj’s Mosque

First Women’s Martial Arts Tournament Concludes in Jeddah

Saudi Women Named Heads of Key Urban Development Centres

Women’s Branch Abolished in Major Overhaul of Jeddah Mayoralty

One of Msia's First Female Shariah High Court Judges Named In BBC's 100 Women List

Five Female Aspirants Seeking Nominations in Kushtia, Bangladesh

Kashmiri Woman Arrested For Luring Youths into Militancy through Facebook: Officials

Saudi Women’s Social Enterprise Protects Syrian Refugees from Hunger, Thirst and Loneliness

United Nations adopts 65th resolution censuring rights abuses in Iran

Women join protests of sugarcane workers of Haft Tappeh Factory

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Hijabs and Kippas May Be Allowed In U.S. Congress for First Time Since 1837

Saudi Ground Services Reveals Plans to Hire 2,000 Women in Five Years

Rojava Women Demand Role In Drafting Syria’s Constitution

Banning Headscarf-wearing Nigerian Girls from School Amounts To 'Religious Bigotry,’ Nigeria’s Apex Muslim Body

The Shifting Narrative of Women’s Role in Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh’s Islamic Jihad

Arab Women Protest Began To Wear Clothing Backwards

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The Idea in the West That Saudi Women Are Persecuted Could Not Be Further From Reality: Princess Lamia Bint Majid

Princess Reema: Let's Give Young Saudis a Sporting Chance

Archaeologists Discover Pregnant Woman with Foetus in Ancient Egyptian Burial Site

Dubai Women’s Run Celebrates Spirit of Women

Honour Killing: Brother Kills Muslim Teenage Girl in Pakistan for Having an Affair with Cousin

Saudi Women Mount ‘Inside-Out’ Abaya Protest

This Cross-Cultural Wedding in Sialkot Is Breaking the Internet Right Now

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Pakistan’s Islamic Council Working on Women’s Right To Divorce

Wanita PKR Rep Moots Making 20 the Minimum Age To Marry

Saudi Women In 'Inside-Out Abaya' Protest

The Politics behind Iranian Women's Entry to Azadi Stadium

German Woman Charged With Daesh Membership

More Women in Diplomatic Corps Will Benefit Everyone

Asia Bibi: Pakistani Christian Woman in Limbo after Blasphemy Verdict

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


PAS Women’s Wing Says Marital Rape a ‘Liberal’ Concept

Malaysia to Allow Child Marriages to Go On, But Tighter Enforcement

Woman Tapped As Head of Presidential Diwan In Tunisia

Saudi Forum Stresses More Women in Leadership Roles

Women Football Clubs in Saudi Arabia Call for Championships

Hiking Requires Husband or Father’s Permission For Women

Kurdish Woman Accused of Murder Hanged By Iran

Female Politicians Want Bigger Voice in Bangladesh

Muslim Group Reacts to Govt Approval of Hijab in Schools

Sheikha Fatima awarded 'Pioneers of Arab Giving Award' in Riyadh

WWE Crown Jewel: Saudi Arabia Event through Eyes of a Woman

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The Muslim Woman Changing Outdated Perceptions with Football

10-Year-Old Muslim Girl Threatened At Framingham School

How Cities in the Arab World Can Put Women First

Sharareh Almassi, 85th Woman Executed In Iran under Rouhani

PPP, MMA Claim Giving Women Due Share in Poll Tickets

Suhakam Slams Putrajaya: Female Genital Mutilation Not Malaysian Culture

Jailed For Reporting Her Sexual Offender, Mataram Woman Cries For Help

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Islam and the Divine Feminine
Mahmoud Mostafa

But it wasn’t always this way. In its original revelation and manifestation, Islam was, and remains, a guidance system that brings the human being into balance and integrates our masculine and feminine aspects into a unified whole. In Islamic terminology, this is the state of the soul at peace, Nafs Al Mutma’inah, where our inner conflicts and contradictions are resolved, our hearts are healed and we come to experience our existence as wholesome beings reflecting the Divine Unity. This is the oneness of Tawheed....


Activists, School Kids March to Parliament to Stop Child Marriage in Malaysia

FMG: Culture and Religion in Malaysia See Millions of Girls Undergo Cut

Saudi Women to Drive Family Taxis Soon

'They See No Shame': 'Honour' Killing Video Shows Plight Of Syrian Women

Digital Assaults ‘A New Form of Violence against Women’ In Turkey

Muslim Woman Sues WalMart for Religious Discrimination after Being Fired From Knoxville Store

Kurdish Women Pedal, Dunk, Spike as Iraq’s Top Athletes

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


The Sisters Project: The Photography Series Offering a Different View of Muslim Women in Canada

Discovering the Beauty and Modesty of Muslim Fashion

Bahrain Islamic Bank Appoints the First Bahraini Woman to Head the Internal Shari’a Audit Function

Belgian Independent Deputy: Europe Continues To Bar the Representation of Muslim Women

Hospital Volunteers Lend an Attentive Ear to Muslims Patients

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Religious Crisis:  University of Ibadan School Bars Female Muslims from Wearing Hijab

Political Leadership Seeks To Empower Women: Egypt’s First Lady

Women Employees in Private Sector Up 8.8% In Saudi Arabia

Iran Lets Hundreds of Women Attend Asian Champions League Final

Asia Bibi 'Not Offered UK Asylum amid Concerns of Unrest and Attacks'

The Middle East Needs More Female Comedians like Reem Nabil to Challenge the Status Quo

Egyptian Woman Assaulted With Shoes By 5 Kuwaiti Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Jammu and Kashmir: New Fatwa Terms Beauty Parlours 'Un-Islamic'

Female Genital Mutilation: A Community’s And Chennai's Dark, Disturbing Secret

What Is The ‘Material Girl’ Doing In Saudi Arabia?

Trinidad and Tobago Woman Police Officers Win Right To Wear Hijab on Duty

Woman Charged With Spitting On Muslim Family Outside Jersey City Polling Place

Rights Activists Press FIFA to End Iran’s Stadium Ban on Women

India Shines in Egypt: President Sisi Honours Indian Leader For Women Empowerment

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Muslim World Needs A 'No Hijab Day' To Return The Power Of Choice To Muslim Women!
Farouk A. Peru

Islamophobes of the physically aggressive variety zero in on to these cultural signals and the hijab is the most obvious one. Hijab wearing women are victims of these attacks quite sadly possibly due to their perceived vulnerability. They need greater protection from the community....

I emphasise that I have always considered Islam an emancipatory religion, which advocates social equality, economic and political democratisation, and empowerment of minorities. The religion that I was raised in opposed to the subjection of religious minorities to a centralised and authoritarian state. Equality before law and in economy, politics, and society is in perfect consonance with the Islamic thought that I revere....

Afghan Woman Who Fled Taliban Wins Seat in Hampshire State Legislature

'I Did It for Every Single Girl': The First Afghan Woman To Scale Mount Noshaq

Under UN Review, Putrajaya Defends Female Circumcision, Insists No LGBT Bias

Saudi Female Employment in Private Sector Rise 8.8 Percent

Pakistani Women Less Likely To Own a Mobile Phone than Men: Study

34 Women Killed In October In Turkey: Women’s Rights Group

Turkey congratulates elected Muslim congresswomen in US

Syria Forces Free 19 Druze Women, Children Held Hostage by ISIS

Azad University Bans Wearing Comfortable Clothing in Girls’ Dormitories

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


There Is Nothing Honourable In Honour Killing: It Is Time To Stamp Out These Barbaric, Feudal Practices
Atanu Biswas

The testimony of Souad is no less horrific than the Nobel-winning stories of Malala Yousafzai or Nadia Murad. It documents insolent brutality and cruelty and is a call to stop a disgraceful tradition called ‘Honour Killing’. Certainly, hundreds of thousands of Souads in different corners of the globe are not fortunate enough to experience a magical survival like her....


Kin Cheer First Palestinian Woman, Rashida Tlaib, In US Congress

Two Muslim Women Win House Seats, Blazing a New Path

Pakistani Christian Woman Asia Bibi Leaves Jail, Flies Out Of Multan

Dina Torkia's Modestly: There's No One Way to Be a Muslim Woman

Why Iranian Women Are Among the Most Vulnerable To US Sanctions

30,000 Unemployed Nurses in Iran Despite Acute Shortage Of Nurses

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Minnesota, Michigan Send First Muslim Women to US Congress

Iran Sentences 24 Protestors, Including Two Women

Saudi Princess’ Trunk Show Lights up Restaurant with Inspiring Fashion

Increased GCC Applicants for Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

Indonesian StartUp Uses Road Safety to Drive Women’s Empowerment

Women Corporate Sponsorship Program Launched

Nine Iranian Women Activists Summoned for Questioning at Tehran’s Evin Prison

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In the Sight of Allah, Honour Is Not Related To Colour Creed or Gender; If a Woman Is More Righteous, She Is More Honoured Than a Man
Dr Taseer Salahuddin

Till 16th century Europeans and Muslims had very similar ideology regarding religion. Moral bankruptcy of the top stratum of the Catholic Church resulted in the loss of faith in the West on a vast scale. This led to the emergence of ‘protestant’ sect in Christianity in order to save their religion from moral corruption of the popes who were involved in extreme luxuries, selling pardon for sins to support that level of luxurious life and legitimising bastards Tuchman (1984)...


Muslim Women Don't Need Israeli Supermodels to Bring Them 'Freedom'

Iran to Execute Two Kurdish Women on Adultery Charges

Finding Strength in ‘Personal Choice’ To Wear Hijab

Election Day for First Muslim Women in US Congress

Iranian Women Defy 'Terrorist' Label, Continue Their Opposition To Regime

Warriors for Women's Dignity

Baroness Warsi Slams Bodyguard for Stereotypical Portrayal of Muslim Women

What it’s like to run for Office as a Muslim Woman in the South

Pearl Initiative, NAMA to Study GCC Women Inclusion in Workplace

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Darul-Uloom Deoband Bans Muslim Women from Cutting Nails, Using Nail Polish In New Fatwa

Woman MP in Egypt Proposes to Ban Niqab in Public Places

Saudi Arabia’s First CrossFit Community of Women

637 Job Training Offers for Saudi Women

Pakistan: Women Distress Fund to Be Functional From Next Month

Life-Saving App Helps Women Exposed To Domestic, Sexual Violence

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Prisoners experience inhuman conditions in women’s ward of Khoy Prison

Bedouin Women Strive For Equality And To End Polygamy In Israel

Charity reopens women empowerment initiative

Indonesia Protests Saudi Arabia’s Execution of Maid

Gender parity can drive economic growth in UAE

Husband of Pakistan blasphemy case woman calls for her protection

KSA's aid agency organizes trip for Yemeni child soldiers

Malaysia Airlines introduces first female pilots

New women-only theme park launched in Saudi

Emirati women make history as polo season gets off to a colourful start

An advocate of Emirati women empowerment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Why Do Terrorist Organizations Use Women As Suicide Bombers?

First lady: Fight against mindset behind violence against women

Three held for forcing women into sex trade in Dubai, Bahrain

How Muslim women were encouraged in education

New York police: dead Saudi sisters did not want to go home

In UP, BJP to appoint 100 women as triple talaq pramukhs

Shameful incident: Minor girl molested for sitting with Muslim boyfriend at secluded spot

Marisol Casado predicts Arab women will take positions of power in sporting world

Saudi car sales set to rise 8% on back of new female market

Afghan Woman Seeks Change Through Street Art

Outcry over violence against women after Turkish singer beaten by boyfriend

Syrian refugee women play to their strengths with great communal food

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

How Jewish and Muslim Women Are Working to Save Our Democracy

How Asia Bibi went from being the first woman in Pakistan on death row for blasphemy to freedom

Look after women, don’t make polygamy easier, say activists

Ethiopia gets first woman president of Supreme Court

FaceOf: Saudi-British artist Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al-Lail

Muslim women don't need Israeli supermodels to bring them 'freedom'

More women find work as Saudi unemployment rate steadies

Women-only theme park opens in Saudi Arabia

Al-Hokair Group family entertainment centers empowering women

At least 14 young women and girls commit suicide in Iran cities

Women’s National Canoe Polo Team of Iran lacks facilities to practice

Civil activist women tortured by intelligence agents in Iran

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Hollow cries: Fury as Saudis execute Indonesian maid without warning
Tuti Tursilawati

Pakistan province bans males from all-girl schools

Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan to leave country

Iraq clears Swedish woman accused of belonging to Daesh

Filipina women detained in Saudi Arabia after taking part in Halloween party

Afghan women in uniform face many dangers

Two Muslim women on track to win elections to US Congress

Why this film has Iranian hard-liners breaking out in cold sweat

Incentives draw more women into Turkey’s workforce

Egyptian female bodybuilder wishes to return to Egypt despite success abroad

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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  • so the historians who accompanied the marauders were dishonest.but bernard lewis is the very epitome of honest.your dishonesty is astounding.just as it suits you ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • there is an uncontrollable deceit and dishonesty in every comment you write.and your puny logical capacity cannot see that religious texts are full of ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • There is uncontrollable hatred for Muslims and Islam in almost every comment that you write. What is hardwired in the human brain will be reflected ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Sagacious and cogent article! Transmitting this message to the masses in Pakistan is an almost impossible task.
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Is this Asian Age report generally accepted as being factual or not?http://www.asianage.com/delhi/najeeb-ahmed-was-asked-leave-hostel-october-15-912
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The entire wahabiyat and deobandiyat consider  celebration of mawlid Nabi to be bidat. and therefore they bomb participants of Juluse Muhammadiya
    ( By Talha@gmail.com )
  • Suicide attack at Afghan religious gathering kills over 50Dozens of people were wounded in the attack, health ministry spokesman says, which targeted top clerics ...
    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقی )
  • The author is living abroad. If he lives in Pakistan he would not have written this audacious article.If he wrote, sure, he would be assassinated.
    ( By dr.A.Anburaj )
  • This article is surprising me.Thanks the author for writing this article which aims to protect minorities in Pakistan.But minorities have no hope in Pakistan. ...
    ( By dr.A.Anburaj )
  • Congrats on this auspicious occasion of Mawlid Nabi
    ( By Sarwar )
  • اسلام میں جمہوریت کا مقاماسلام کا مقصد دنیا بھر کے اچھے لوگوں کو ایک مشترکہ مقصد، ناانصافی اور تشدد کے خلاف لڑنے کے لئے ...
    ( By Abdul Moid Azhari )
  • Well put. There are crimes in which one complies through silence but then here, left's complicity is of a far higher degree. Their complicity with ...
    ( By Areeb Rizvi )
  • logic was never your forte.let me try to really make it simple enough for you.aggression has biological, evolutionary and genetic basis.men are biological, evolutionary ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Extremely shameful and sad! If such things can happen at JNU, and in the national capital, what remains of justice and decency?
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • Muslim historians accompanying Muslim conquerors said what their masters wanted to hear. Their exaggerations get quoted by pseudo-historians like Ariel and Will Durant who ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off says aggression is a biological fact but then goes on to blame monotheistic religions for it! Such a person would say anything ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
    ( By T.O. Shanavas )
  • Mr. Hats Off asked quotes from anti-Muslim authors. Let me quote from his favorite author, Bernard Lewis.
    ( By T.O. Shanavas )
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia states:“Muslim-Jewish relations began with the emergence of Islam in 7th-century Arabia, but contacts between pre-Jewish Israelites and pre-Muslim Arabs had been ...
    ( By T.O. Shanavas )
  • just as for the fraudulent "moderates" it is the other way round. you have your evidence, others have theirs. don't whine and wheeze.the historical ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • aggression is a biological fact. aggression is an evolutionary need. aggression is a hard wired trait.that is precisely why much of religious text (especially ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Hats Off has only two hats, one as a spreader of hate, the other as an exemplar of rudeness1
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • For Hats Off,  only those experts have credibility who say bad things about Islam! His Muslim bashing has become a jehadi-like frenzy!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • A slap in the face of those who claim that aggression is a product of religions!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off seems to have become the official denier of Allah on this site!
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Hats Off says, "the issue is whether if apostasy and blasphemy are crimes AT ALL. they are NOT. they are laudable acts. they are ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Arshad Alam needs to worry at this time about the impending Hindu Rashtra in India rather than what happened in 1947. Pakistanis do find themselves ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • Ur essay throws some hopes on Pakistani establishment, which at the least is a houseful of chicanery; indulge on doublespeak in the hope of ...
    ( By Zafir Alam )
  • Apostasy /abandoning Islam is a severe crime and punishable with death. When Umar was on the seat of Khalifa II one of his Governor ...
    ( By dr.A.Anburaj )
  • this is not for mr. t.o shanavascan we quote other authors who entirely disagree with these "khandaani" experts?
    ( By hats off! )
  • dear mr. arshad alam, the issue is NOT whether asia bibi was WRONGLY or RIGHTLY accused of blasphemy. that is immaterial. she has EVERY ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • get back to where you belong.
    ( By hats off! )
  • please do not write op-eds if allah knows best.write something with which you do not need to do "plausible deniability".for god's sake do not ...
    ( By hats off! )
  • Human aberrations like the ones Hats Off describes are present galore in several other religions but Islam seems to be the sole target of ...
    ( By Ghulam Mohiyuddin )
  • The position that Islam takes is:(2:256) Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes ...
    ( By Naseer Ahmed )
  • مسلمان ہجرت کے لئے مجبور نہیں عبدالمعید ازہری ہجرت اسلامی تاریخ کا ایک اہم اور ایسا ناگزیر پہلو ہے جو اسلامی ریاست کی بنیاد کا سبب بنا۔ ہجرت کا مطلب ...
    ( By Abdul Moeed Azhari )
  • ہم کسی کو مجبور نہیں کرتے کہ وہ میلاد النبیﷺ کو مانیں یا اسکا انعقاد کریں۔ یہ تو اپنی اپنی قسمت ہے۔ لیکن اگر ...
    ( By Syed Soharwardy )
  • Why Indian Muslims do not need to follow Extremists’ Call for Hijrat The Misconstrued Concept of Hijrat and the Position of Indian Ulema Both these articles in NAI referred ...
    ( By Rashid Samnakay )
  • The following is not for Mr. Hats Off. History of Muslim-Jewish relationship negate anti-semantism is of Earopean origin:Muslims and Jews lived together helping each other ...
    ( By T.O. Shanavas )
  • The Saudi hate towards Eid Milad un Nabi ﷺ is the root cause of extremism & intolerance among some Muslims. Those Muslims who celebrate ...
    ( By Syed Soharwardy )