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Islam, Women and Feminism

Defying the Taliban: Afghan Women Apply To Join Police Force

Saudi Woman Takes Rock Climbing To New Heights

Two Women Arrested For Breaking into US Islamic Centre

Muslim Women Stage Rally in Bhagalpur, Saharsa in Bihar against the ‘Triple Talaq’ Bill

Women Taking the Lead for Muslim Gender Equality

Egyptian Girl Assaulted By 10 British Women in Nottingham Dies

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Saudi Woman Minister Tells UN of Female Jobs Bonanza in Kingdom

85pc Women Face Harassment in Karachi: Experts

Two Women and Three Children Vandalise Mosque in the United States

Saudi Women Allowed To Join Civil Defence

DWE to Host 'Insta Hub - A Platform for Women E-Traders'

Iran: Women Participate In Protests In Rasht, Arak, Tehran, Etc.

Iran: Message Of a Suffering Woman on Iranian New Year’s Eve

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


In assessing the increasingly active employment of women in all sorts of military engagements, it shouldn’t be disregarded that terrorist ideologists are trying to take advantage of the fact that most Muslims are terrified by the prospect of being murdered by a women. After all, according to Muslim believes, a man who fell by the hand of a woman will not get 72 virgins in paradise. By the way, for the same exact reason Tel-Aviv enlists women in its armed forces in an attempt to destroy the morale of those Muslim armies that are fighting its troops....


We are teaching the world how to “love thy neighbour.” We are living proof that there is still peace in this world. I have no doubt in my mind that we will continue to inspire people to unite instead of succumbing to ancient stereotypes. So this International Women’s Day, I encourage you to look to the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom as an example of where hope for our country lies: in celebrating our differences as well as our shared humanity,...


If Our Jersey Sisterhood of Jews, Muslims Can Bond, So Can the World

Saudi Women Filmmakers Surpass Men in Number

Women Boxers Warm Up For Pakistan’s Provincial Games

Women Moot Concludes with Paigham-e-Pakistan

At UN, Maleeha highlights role of women in Pakistan

Security Coordinators in Girls Schools Get Safe Driving Training

Iran: Zeinab Jalalian Sends IWD Message From Inside Her Cell

Turkish Minister Touts Female Development At UN Summit

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Women and Math
Rafia Zakaria

Women and Math
Rafia Zakaria

Women in Muslim countries confront the most obstacles, nearly all of them arbitrary and imposed by men. Long conditioned to expect these kinds of obstacles in their way, they learn to work extra hard, be better than the best and as perfect as possible. The hard sciences and the STEM fields in general, empirical as they are, reveal the fruits of this section of the population that knows they have to be beyond excellent to be taken seriously and to avail themselves of the same opportunities as their male counterparts....


All India Muslim Women's Personal Law Board Seeks Amendment in Triple Talaq Bill

Indonesia University Revokes Niqab Ban after Criticism

Afghanistan Has Nearly 1 Million Female Drug Users, Admits Government

Qumra Talks Focuses On Arab Women in Cinema, Sports

Campaign for Saudi Women to Apply For Individual ID Cards

Islam Gives Honourable Position to Women: Chairperson IMWU, Pakistan

Muslim Women Hold Protest in Rajasthan's Sikar against Triple Talaq Bill

My Father Has Become A Tool in Hands of Anti-National Forces, Says Hadiya

Turkish Family and Social Affairs Minister Tackles Violence against Women at UN

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Iran: 36,000 Marriages and 15,000 Widows Under 15

Turkey’s Top Religious Body Head to Appoint More Women Clerics

Saudi Female Lawyers Win New Legal Powers

Iran: Compulsory Veiling Forms a Pillar of Mullahs’ Rule

First-Ever Hindu Dalit Woman Senator Sworn In Pakistan

‘Angry’ Women Take To the Streets in Beirut to Protest Mistreatment

Muslim Women Don’t Need Saving From Their Religion

Pakistani Woman Arrested On Charge Of Blasphemy

Indian Muslim Women to Protect Shariah Laws

300 Women Donate Blood in Ajman Beauty Salon Drive

Saudi Women Granted Immediate Custody of Their Children after Divorce

Flour Power: Saudi Women Bakers Take Instagram by Storm

Muslim Women Encouraged To Volunteer In Community

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Call on Egyptian Women to Remove Hijab Provokes a Heated Debate
Cherif Choubachy

Kerala Love Jihad Case: Hadiya Thanks PFI for Support, Asks What's Wrong In Converting To another Religion

Actress Suzan Najm Aldeen Shows Respect for Cairo's Mosques with a Hijab Look

Violence against Women Remains Rampant In Indonesia

Tunisian Women March for Same Inheritance Rights As Men

Careem Pledges to Recruit 20,000 Female Captains By 2020

Divorced Saudi Mothers Win New Rights to Child Custody

Meet Pakistan's Fierce Female Kick boxer Who's Inspiring Other Girls to take up the Sport

British Indian MP Priti Patel Rejects Labels for Minorities

International Women’s Day, A Time to Reflect on Gender Rights in the Arab World

Poor Economy and War Forcing Yemeni Women to Break with Tradition and Become Breadwinners

Kuwaiti Women Choose Competitive Shooting as Launchpad for Success

Arab Mothers Describe Cross-Cultural Experience Raising a Child In The UK

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Princess Reema: It’s Time to Focus on Saudi Women’s Capabilities, Not Their Clothes

Council of Islamic Ideology, Pakistan to Have More Female Members Post

Music Professor Who Said Muslim Woman Safer In US Forced Out

In KL, Malaysian Women March To Reclaim Their Space

Call for More Female Politicians in Pakistan

Female Police Officers Help Security on Afghan Front Line

Malala Discusses Trump, Girls' Education And Muslim Ban On David Letterman's Show

Muslims Perform Last Rites of Pandit Woman in Tral

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


A Moral Compass: Bravery, Thy Name Is Asma Jahangir
Mehmal Sarfraz

There is no one like Asma Jahangir but her legacy will continue to live on through her work, through the institutions she built - such as the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the AGHS Legal Aid Cell - through the countless women she empowered, through those she inspired, through each and every rights worker and through her family and friends. Asma ji, we will miss you. Rest in power!...


The Lamentable Humiliations of Hadiya
Namita Bhandare

But at the heart of the Hadiya controversy lies not so much the right of a grown woman to choose her husband and religion, but prevailing attitudes towards women by society at large. Seventy years after Independence and despite a Constitution that guarantees us equality and dignity, we are simply not to be trusted when it comes to decisions about personal life choices, particularly if those choices don’t meet with social approval. Well into a new century, women are still viewed as the property of their fathers and, then, husbands. It is not good news and certainly not worth celebrating....

Turkish Women Take To the Streets to Demand Equality
Ayla Jean Yackley

The UN Development Program ranks Turkey 69th in its Gender Inequality Index and 71st in its Gender Development Index out of 188 nations. Other measurements give Turkey even poorer marks. Turkey has sunk to 131st place out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index for 2017....


Saudi Reforms Aimed At Empowering Women
Sarwat Faiz Ahmad

Islam encourages education for both men and women. Had it not been so, the 14th century society of Arab region would not have produced enlightened thinkers and scholars. However in course of time, true Islamic education had been vague in Saudi Arabia. But thanks to the education, once again Saudi Arabia is going to provide its men and women with equal rights in various social fields, marking a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades. In other words, it is going to be the biggest cultural shake-up in the modern history of Saudi Arabia with regard to Saudi women’s empowerment. ....

Man’s Right to Polygamy Was God-Given: PAS’ Women Chief

Saudi Women Celebrate Women’s Day with a Jog in Jeddah

Pune Muslim Women to Protest against Triple Talaq Bill

Pakistan: Punjab’s First-Ever Policy Holds out Promise of Women Welfare

Iranian Security Forces Crack Down On Protest Marking Women's Day

Malala Yousafzai Joining Islamic Relief Canada to Support Girls' Education

Uber vows SR1m to Back Women Driving in Saudi Arabia

Female Mechanic Breaks Social Barrier in War-Torn Yemen

‘More Than 50%’: Saudi Minister Reaffirms Government Call for Women’s Central Role In Reforms

Nigeria: Engineer, Wife, Mum! This Nigerian Female Engineer Is Breaking Boundaries

How Terrorists Exploit Societal Gaps to Recruit Women

Iran: NCRI Condemned the Attack on Women’s IWD Gathering In Tehran

Iran: An Activist Kurdish Woman on Trial in Saqqez

Women In Turkey’s Izmir Empower City Services

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


A Case of Ethical Neglect: How Journalists Failed Yazidi Women
Zahera Harb

Yazidi women's disturbing testimonies on the practices of journalists that tried to cover their story is demonstrating that adopting uninformed approaches to gender-sensitive stories adds to the trauma of the victims and distort the voices that genuinely feel the need to be heard. Seeking informed consent in such cases is crucial. Raping women has been used as a submission tool in wars for centuries, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) is also no stranger to this violent method of control...

Equal Hopes and Double Trouble
Bhaswati Chakravorty

The idea that dull work makes the worker dull - Charlie Chaplin transformed this into sublime comi-tragedy -is used by more than one writer to suggest how mechanical work consumes personality. O-Lan in Pearl S. Buck's novel, The Good Earth, working without rest in her husband's home, "had a square, honest face, a short, broad nose with large black nostrils....


Time for Saudi Women to Be More Vocal About Their Rights
Malala YOusafzai

Indonesian Islamic University Bans Burqas on Campus

Iranian Woman Who Removed Headscarf Jailed For Two Years

Women’s Day – Malala and Artist Shahzia Sikander Featured on Netflix

Saudi Women Take the Wheel, Test-Driving a New Freedom

Saudi Women Seek Nationality For Their Children From Foreign Fathers

Working Women across the Muslim World Now At 155 Million, Says Economist

Arab Women Forum to Be Held In KSA in Partnership with Arab News

Female Unemployment Soars in the Arab World

British MP Praises Saudi Crown Prince for ‘Ideological Commitment’ To Women’s Rights

Sky Is the Limit for Jordanian Mountaineer Who Is Helping Arab Women Reach New Heights

First Ever Female Steel Workers in Turkey Start Jobs

On Women’s Day, struggle for gender equality continues in Iran

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


Asma Jahangir’s Funeral and the Ideology of Gender Segregation
Asma Jahangir

One can understand such responses; there is much of value in using scriptural reasoning from within the Islamic tradition to push back against the idea that the regressive ideals of the clergy and political Islamists represent the totality of the Islamic faith....


Jewish and Muslim Women March Together For Gender Equality

'Woman Convert to Islam Can Claim Hindu Dad's Property'

Afghan Women Power-Lifters Flex Their Muscles

Kolkata: Thousands of Muslim Women Take to Streets Demanding Withdrawal of Triple Talaq Bill

Saudi Arabia To Leapfrog The Region As Champion Of Women In The Workforce

Turkish Woman Blazing A Trail In ‘Men’s Firefighting Job

Saudi Women Will Drive But Face Bumpy Road to Empowerment

Women Should Have Freedom to Work, Says Yeo Bee Yin

Aga Khan Dean’s Wife Brutalises Female Passenger on PIA Flight

More Than 60 Female Palestinian Prisoners Held In Israeli Jails

Bus Convoy of 2,000 Women Heads to Syria for Women’s Rights March

Chevrolet launches a hashtag moment for Saudi women

300 Female Workers Treated To a Special Night

Turkish Girl Delighted With European Fencing Title

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


She is often mentioned in our times as an icon of female empowerment, who knew what she wanted (to marry the Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ) and wanted it now! Failing that, she is identified as a successful CEO, her story misappropriated to fit a capitalist, materialist worldview, where economic worth is the only one worthy of mention. In one BBC radio programme I participated in, it was implied that if more Muslim women were empowered to be more like her the Muslim world would be a much better place!...


No More Zainabs: The Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest
Roshaneh Zafar

They say “the smallest coffins are the heaviest” and sadly, Pakistan carries a heavy burden on its shoulders. As a nation, we have repeatedly failed to protect our children and the murder in January of Zainab, a seven-year-old girl who was brutally raped, strangled to death and thrown on a pile of garbage in Kasur was the final nail in the coffin....


Dipika Kakar on Converting To Islam: I Have Done It and I Am Proud Of It

Tahera Rahman Just Became the First Full-Time Hijabi Reporter on Air in America

Twelve Saudi Girls Being Trained To Work in Air Traffic Control

Four Held in Bareilly: Muslim Man Elopes With Hindu Girl, House Ransacked

Govt Accused of Depriving 12m Pakistan Women of Right to Vote

Iraq Orders Execution of Foreign Women For IS Involvement

Saudi Women-Owned Technology StartUps on the Rise

Palestinian Women Cautiously Welcome New Rights

Iran: Young Woman Sets Herself Alight In Yazd

Iran: Women Take Part in Protests in Ahwaz, Tehran

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

The Other Side of Asma

Scores of columns have been contributed deservedly lauding the courage, perseverance, and unmatched services of the untiring campaigner, the late and universally lamented Asma Jahangir. All aspects of her life have been alluded to in acknowledgement of her great services to society. She made Pakistan proud. But there was one aspect in her tale of heroism and valour that has entirely escaped elaboration....


China Accused of Arresting Dozens of Muslim Women Married to Pakistani Men

Female Teachers Join Sports Training Program In 3 Major Saudi Cities

Saudi Women’s Technology Businesses Incubated by Badir Up 144%

Turkey Riot Police Break up Women’s Rights March

Saudi Arabia’s First Female Hotel GM Lives a Life Less Ordinary

Turkey Promising in Women’s Rights but Must Lift Barriers: UN Representative

47 Women Killed In Turkey in February: Women’s Rights Group

Bosnian Women Set Off For All-Women Convoy In Turkey

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau


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    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
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    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
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    ( By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi غلام غوث الصديقي )
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