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Islam, Women and Feminism

Weaver’s Daughter on Path to Becoming Malegaon’s First Commercial Pilot

Criminal Gang Involved In Solemnising Nikah with Female Students through Black Mail Busted

Balochistan High Court May Have Nation’s First Woman Chief Justice

Selangor Housewife Identified As First Female IS Cell Leader

Fantastic Four: Saudi Women Fly the Flag for Cycling

IS Seeks Women Suicide Bombers

Pupils from Muslim Girls' School Raise £3,000 for Homeless Charity Night safe

“Music for Development” Concert Aims To Promote Women Empowerment

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Iran Arrests Dozens in Crackdown on 'Immoral' Instagram Models

Terror Accused's Wife Banned From Wearing Niqab in Court

Efforts Underway To Raise Muslim Marriage Legal Age to 18, Says Wan Azizah

Asian University for Women Announces Scholarships for Yemeni Women

Saudi Arabia to Set up Trial Courts near Women Facilities

Car Workshops Welcome Women Staff

ANP’s First Female Candidate from Punjab Is Breaking Stereotypes

Advancing Women’s Access to Justice in Afghanistan the Focus of National Conference

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Every Woman Prisoner in a Pakistani Jail Is Effectively Sentenced To Death
Rafia Zakaria

In this sense, other than the Bhuttos and the Sharifs and their ilk, every prisoner in a Pakistani jail is effectively sentenced to death. What happens to inmates beyond the walls of the prison, after the click of a lock, belongs to a domain where no morals or moral responsibility seems to apply. If male guards are raping female prisoners, if children are being molested, if women in dire need of mental health treatment are tied up or left in their own filth, then, well, so be it....

 

Mehendi Applied on Women’s Hand by Unknown Men Is Un-Islamic: Darul Uloom

Saudi Aviation Academy to Train First Women Pilots

Justice Tahira Safdar Likely To Become First Woman Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court

Given Triple Talaq for Giving Birth to Girl, UP Woman Files FIR

UAE Women Students Complete Multiculturalism Programme In Scotland

Woman Forced to Sleep With Father-in-law under Nikah Halala, Faces Death Threats for Speaking Out

Bangladesh Starts Grooming Female Drivers for KSA

Headscarf Women Taught to Ride Bikes in Germany

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

AIMPLB Endorses Nikah Halala, Says It Is Quranic Practice and Cannot Be Challenged

China Allegedly Tearing Off Long Dresses Of Uighur Muslim Women

Kelantan Child Bride’s Husband Says Wanted to Marry Her since She Was 7

Muslim Woman with Headscarf Racially Targeted In US

Bicycle Courses for Refugee Women in Germany

Slovenian Heroines’ Small Ray of Sunshine for Injured Gazan Children

Al-Atram Is Qassim's First Female Lawyer

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Union Minister Naqvi's Sister and Daughter-In-Law of the Aala Hazrat Family to Be Ostracized From Islam: Muslim Cleric

Saudi Arabia Woman 'Arrested For Hugging' Singer Majid Al-Mohandis

Sharia Courts ‘Anti-National’, They Exploit Women, Says UP Minority Welfare Minister

Pakistan: Mohmand Women to Vote If Separate Polling Stations Set Up

Female-Run Syrian TV Seeks To Empower Women

Seven Women Arrested At Illegal Massage Parlour In Dubai

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Muslim law knows various forms of dissolution of marriage. Talaq refers to the husband’s unilateral right to terminate the marital tie. The common perception is that Islam does not allow women the right to divorce. However, Section 18 of the Nikahnama allows the wife the right to divorce if she wishes to, known as the Talaq-e-Tafweez....

 

For A Yazidi Woman Abducted By Daesh, a Tearful Homecoming

Muslim Woman IPS Officer Gives Half Her Salary to Family of Truck Driver, Sardar Maan Singh, Killed by Robbers

Indigenous Assamese Muslim Woman Struggles To Free Herself from 'Foreigner' Tag

Tory Suspended After Claims That Islamist Extremists ‘Rape British Girls to Create Muslim Babies’

Saudi Arabian Racing Star Aseel Al-Hamad Backs Formula E Riyadh Race To Inspire Women Drivers

Muslim Woman Becomes Kenya's First Female Major General

Muslim Woman Looks to Beat Detroit's Democratic Establishment for Congress Seat

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Headscarved Malaysian Girl Wows With Freestyle Football Skills

Addiction of Women in Iran Is On the Rise

Patriarchal Society Alienates Sex Workers in Egypt

First Female Bahraini Royal Flies Warplane

Canada to Help Improve Livelihoods Of Women And Girls In Syria And Iraq

What Next After Driving For Saudi Women?

Women Vow To Defy Men Who Banned Their Vote in Pakistan Village

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Gujarat: Muslim Girl Raised By Hindus Gets Perfect Nikah

Woman Unleashes Anti-Muslim Tirade on NYC Bus

Women Vow To Defy Men Who Banned Their Vote In Pakistan Village

Women Heads Of Household In Iran, 16% Are Under 20

Kashmiri Sikh Girl Alleges Forcible Conversion to Islam

Supreme Court to Begin Nikah Halala and Polygamy Hearing From July 20

Paulo Coelho Thanks Malala As She Advocates For Education

Noon Celebrates 1st Arab Female Football Expert

84 Percent of Saudi Jobseekers Are Women: Gastat Survey

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

DPM: Under Islamic Law, Marriage of Child Bride in Kelantan Still Valid

Woman Divorced, Forced To Leave Home over Burnt Chapatti

Malaysian-Born Miss Universe Hopeful Paves the Way for Malay Muslim Women in Hijab

Nigeria: ‎Hijab Controversy - Amasa Firdaus, Others Called to Bar

Court Denies Muslim Woman Maintenance under Hindu Law

Saudi Arabia Deports Man for Wearing Shorts In Front Of Saudi Women

Muslim Women’s Rights Are Also Women’s Rights

Fatima Nasser Accused of Spying For Bettering Role of Libyan Woman

Serial Groper in Court for Attacking Women in Dubai

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Pakistani Women Have Empowered Themselves in Nearly Every Field But Politics
Rafia Zakaria

One wonders how many elections, how many dramatic arrests (or non-arrests), how many rallies and verdicts will have to come to pass before Pakistani politics is not the realm of someone’s daughter, someone’s wife or someone’s sister. This election, creeping up on us, will not be the one to blaze that trail and make that crucial difference....

 

20-Year Sentence for Iranian Woman, Shaparak Shajarizadeh , Who Protested Headscarf

Saudi Women with Notarization License Accept New Work Challenge

Malaysian Muslim Fined for Marrying 11-Year-Old Thai Girl

Iranians Outraged Over Arrest of Teenage Girl for Instagram Dancing Clips

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice Grants 12 Women ‘Verification’ License

Allowing Women to Drive Will Create 50,000 Jobs in Saudi Arabia

Ofsted Chief Accuses Minority Groups of 'Entitlement' In Hijab Row

Young man arrested in first case of harassment against women drivers

Jobless Rate among Saudi Women to Fall By 12.7%

Over 3 Million Women Heads of Household in Iran Are Unemployed

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 
Bilquis Bano Edhi
Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam

Bilquis Bano Edhi
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In the Islamic Republic, a misnomer at that, compounded by the title Pakistan where a woman like Bilquis Bano is showing the male dominated pure-Muslims elite what an State is supposed to do for it citizens without the flag waving of Islam. It is a bright light at the end of dark tunnel for others to emulate....

 

Kerala Madrasa Expels Girl Student for Sporting Bindi, Father’s Facebook Post Goes Viral

Spotting a Woman Out In the Street Driving Still a Rarity in KSA

Let Sabah Muslim Women Marry At 15, Says Shariah Lawyer

The Economic Benefits of Women Driving In Saudi Arabia

Egypt Elected Head of Youths and Women Committee of IPTP

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Me and My Hijab: 5 Montreal Muslim Women Speak For Themselves

‘Under The Abaya’ — Changing the Perception Of Saudi Arabian Women

Belgium: Prosecutors Probe Violent Islamophobic Attack On Muslim Teen Girl

Women 20 Holds Roundtable on Financial Inclusion in Saudi Arabia

Woman Alleges 'Love Jihad', Says Husband Hid the Fact He Is Muslim

Egypt Sentences Lebanese Female to Eight Years Jail for Facebook Post

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

First New Steps for 8-Year-Old Syrian Girl Who Used Tin Cans for Legs

Selfies with the Taliban: Afghan Women Buoyed By Ceasefire Snaps

Musicians Celebrate Saudi Women Drivers with Cover of Beatles’ ‘Drive My Car’

48 Parties Allocated Tickets to 304 Women for Upcoming Polls: ECP

Triple Talaq Crusader Shayara Bano Set To Join BJP

Qatari Women...Partners In Renaissance and Development

Iranian Women's Movement Pushes For More Rights, At Its Own Pace

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Nikah Halala: Does the Quran Permit This? Absolutely Not
Rana Safvi

Thus polygamy was allowed only if they could treat wives equally and verse 129 clarified, “It will not be within your power to treat your wives with equal fairness, however much you may desire.” So, nowhere does the Quran give carte blanche for Muslim men to indulge in polygamy. Forgetting or ignoring the conditions the Quran laid down, men continue these practices....

Record Number of 171 Women in the Run for NA General Seats in Pakistan

Early Marriages of Girl Children in Iran Have Dire Consequences

Egypt's Women Football Referees Push for League Promotion

How ISNA-Canada's 1st Female Chair Hopes To Overcome a Major Scandal

India Today Busts Fake News Linking Muslims To 96 Per Cent Rapes In India

Saudi Women Driving Toward Progress

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

This Muslim Teacher’s Powerful Speech on Why She Chose to Wear Hijab Is Going Viral

Muslim Woman Assaulted In Belgium, Her Hijab and Shirt Pulled Off

Muslim Female Doctor Humiliated In Racial Attack on Dublin Bus

Soon, All-Women Rescue Teams At Dubai Beaches

Islamist-Backed Candidate Becomes First Woman Mayor of Tunis

Hindu Woman Challenging Stereotypes in Election-Bound Pakistan

Saudi Woman's Car Set On Fire near Makkah after Driving Ban Lifted

Fatima Farag, First Arab Woman to Join WAN-IFRA's Board

Meet the First Indian Woman to Get Saudi Driving License

UN in Iraq sees greater role for women in political process

5 Women Detained Over Gulen Links In Turkey’s Manisa

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Role of Women during the Era of Reform against the Backdrop of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and His Contemporaries’ - Part One
Tahir Kamran

Sifting through the annals of history, one may also ask: how was the role of women re-assessed during the era of reform against the backdrop of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and his contemporaries’ bid to make social adjustment in the newly emergent dispensation? The discourse of political decline extended to the social realm. The family as a primary social unit was reconfigured during this period. Deputy Nazir Ahmed, Ashraf Ali Thanwi and even Abul Kalam Azad had a few prescriptions to offer, mostly lamenting the declining scale of morality among women....

 

The UK's First Female Sharia Judge: 'I Am Championing Women's Rights'

‘Some Fear Crashes Will Go Up In Saudi with Women at Wheel’

ST Woman Married to A Muslim Can’t Contest Polls on Caste: Bombay HC

Malaysian Man Ready to Face Legal Action for Marrying 11-Year-Old Girl

Woman from Moderate Islamic Party Elected Mayor of Tunis

Pakistan's First Women-Team Builds Formula Car to Race in International Student Competition

Women to Pay Less for Auto Insurance in Saudi Arabia

Thousands of Palestinian Women Rally on Gaza-Israel Border

Saudi Woman's Car Torched In Suspected Hate Crime

UAE Women Start With ‘One Dream One Team’ Motto

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Afghanistan and Pakistan Need Equal Participation of Women in Maintaining and Promoting Peace and Security
Quhramaana Kakar Anwarzai

Women of the two countries share a history of living in a patriarchal society and facing systematic misogyny in the name of culture and religion. Societies and governments in both countries have often undermined women’s effective role in decision-making. Women’s narratives of peace building have often been ignored, while the rare revelation of their account is very submissive and is not encompassed in serious decisions affecting peace and conflicts....

PML-N Candidate Terms It 'Haram' To Vote for Women

Will Consider Creating Larger Bench on Pleas against 'Nikah-Halala', Polygamy: Indian SC

Married To Muslim, Woman Barred From ST Seat

On College Campus, It’s 'Saffron Shawls Vs Burqas'

Malaysia: Include Child Marriages under Sexual Offences Act

Hundreds of Terrorists Disguised as Women Among Daraa Displaced Syrians

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

But bin Salman’s pronouncement flies in the face of a female dress code that had been for decades strictly enforced by law. Adhering to a literalist strain of Sunni Islam known as Wahhabism, Saudi authorities required all women in the country—foreign and local—to wear Abayas in public. They required Muslim women to cover their hair with a hijab or a headscarf. And though the state did not require Saudi women to cover up almost completely with a Burqa, many chose to do so anyway. Given the ambiguities between long-time expectations and bin Salman’s recent pronouncements, observers are now wondering if al-Rifaie was out of line....


 


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