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Islam, Women and Feminism

Violence against Women: Some Inconvenient Data for the Corrupt UN
Burak Bekdil

Violence finds particularly fertile ground in societies where the dominant "culture" is derived from Islamist conservatism. At the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, for instance, a Turkish professor of theology, Cevat Aksit, said during a television shows that: "Women who are not fasting due to menstruation and eat on the street during Ramadan can get beaten."...

 

Muslim Girls in Poland to Study Holocaust Turned Away From Lublin Synagogue

Muslim Aspiring Model Severely Injured In London Acid Attack on Her 21st Birthday

Mothers 'An Unseen Force' In 'Honour' Abuse

Muslim Mother-Of-Two Claims Council Told Her Not To Waste Her Time Filling In Adoption Forms Because There Were No Children of Her Faith Available

If You Follow Islam, You Will Never Ignore Women’s Education: RashidaBadsha

South Philadelphia Mosque Takes On Matchmaking of Black Muslim Women

How A Hashtag On Wednesdays Is Fighting Iran's Dress Code For Women

Thailand's Open Sex Scandal: Teen Girls Served As ‘Desserts’

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Lancashire Muslim Parents Group Say School's Headscarf 'Not Modest Enough'

Women Hostages Forced To Sex Slavery by Maute Terrorists, Military Says

Too Many Afghan Women in London Face Racism, Sexism – And Unwanted Pregnancies

Islamic Feminist Scholar: No Better Time For Rouhani to Nominate Women to His Cabinet

FGM: American Muslim Physician Says Stop Defending the Abuse of Girls and Women

Female Democratic Senators Wouldn't Even Look Us in the Eye

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Al-Khatahtbeh was aware that in post-9/11 America, the words Muslim and terrorist had become coupled in the minds of some Americans. Just nine at the time the Twin Towers crashed, she was ostracised by friends – but instead of getting embittered, she resolved to redefine the narrative of what it meant to be Muslim, and years later, started Muslimgirl.com way to explore the experiences of Muslims in US....

 

A Fatwa against Sexual Violence: The Story of a Historic World Congress of Female Islamic Scholars

Israel Freezes Plan For Mixed-Sex Jewish Prayer Site At Western Wall

Muslim Worker Ordered To Change Hijab Due to 'Terrorist Affiliation'

Muslim Woman Afraid To Leave Home after Car Is Torched In Hate Crime Attack in England

Woman Who Crashed Car into Crowd of Muslims on Video Saying: 'I Tried To Brake'

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

India’s First Women Qazis Overcome Resistance, To Fight Social Evils

Muslim Girls Aged NINE Take Part in Sydney Hijab Ceremony to Symbolise Maturity - With Islamic Sheikh Slamming It as Step toward Sharia Law

Muslim Women in India Can Become Change Agents through Education

Women-Only Mosques, a Unique Feature of Islam in China

First Lady Hosts Muslim Women to Ramadhan Iftar Dinner

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Discussing the different meaning spaces or contexts of term Hijab in the Quran and Sufism, she concludes: “So it is strange indeed to observe the modern course of this concept, which from the beginning had such a strongly negative connotations in the Koran. The very sign of the person who is damned, excluded from the privileges and spiritual grace, to which the Muslim has access, is claimed in our day as a symbol of Muslim identity, manna for the Muslim women....

 

Afghan Women Refugees Resurrected As India's Plastic Waste Warriors

At Women-Only Salon in Brooklyn, Muslim-Americans Prepare For Eid

Thari Women to Make History by Driving 60-Tonne Dump Trucks in Coal Fields

Employer Insulted Muslim Real Estate Agent in UK over 'Terrorist Hijab'

Unicef Hails Special Court For Sexual Crimes Against Children

Be the Best At What You Do, Daretoinspire Charges Young Muslim Women

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

'Forced' Conversion: I Want To Live With My Husband, Ravita Says In Sindh HC

Israeli Airline Can't Make Women Move Seats for Religious Reasons, Court Rules

Mosque under Construction in Mali to Honour Nabra Hassenen, Slain During Ramadan

Bangladesh Actress Happy Turns to a Fully-Veiled Ultra-Conservative Islamic Preacher

UK Muslim Woman Sues Employer After He Claims Black Hijab Has ‘Terror Affiliations’

Let Women Drive and Make Own Decisions, Saudi Activist Urges New Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia to Host Women's Professional Event

2 Detroit-Area Women Charged In US Genital Mutilation Probe

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Turkish Woman Assaulted For 'Wearing Shorts in Ramzan'

Women's Sport Week: Meet the 'Kick-Ass' Muslim Sporting Pioneers

Beijing's Female-Only Mosque Shows Islam with a Chinese Spin

Dead Female Militant at Atia Mahal Identified As Morjina

Malaysian PM: Special SOP Needed To Handle Sexual Crimes Involving Children

Sorry Ladies, You’re the Wrong Kind of Muslims

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Meet Ummul Kher Who Battled Bone Disorder, Unsupportive Parents, Lived In a Slum and Cracked UPSC Exam

Afghan Women to Get A Voice Through New Magazine And TV Channel

Muslim Women in Nottingham Avoid Public Transport after Terror Attacks

Turkish Woman Files Petition for Re-Arrest of Released Assailant

This Indian Woman Wrote a Heart-Warming Facebook Post Praising Pakistan's Cricket Team

Ex-Pakistan Chief Justice Calls Triple Talaq 'Invalid In Islam' and 'Unacceptable'

Islamic Community Provides Women’s Self Defence Classes

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Madras High Court Reverses Ruling In Favour Of Muslim Woman’s Husband

Five Female Suicide Bombers Kill 12 In Nigeria

Muslim Women 'Assaulted In Belfast' After Manchester and London Terror Attacks

Meet the Women Who Run Their Own Law Firm in Pakistan

Teenage Muslim Girl Killed Near Virginia Mosque, Police Say Not Hate Crime

Women in Dubai Jails Get Special Eid

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Dear Abba (Father), Thank You for Your Unwavering Faith in Women
Fatima Khayam

As I began to ask questions about Islam that may have horrified some parents, my father was there to encourage me to explore and to guide me on how to be a good person regardless of his beliefs or mine. He is a very rational person, and questions are always welcome in our household....

 

How Muslim Women Lending Christians Hijabs to Escape ISIS in the Philippines

Muslim Girl Assaulted Outside Mosque, Found Murdered In U.S.

Hindu Underage Girl 'Forcibly Converted and Married Off' In Tharparkar, Pakistan

UK: Pakistan-Origin Muslim Man Faces Racial Slurs by Woman

Parents of Converted Hindu Girl Change Home Due To Fear in Pakistan

Pakistan Govt Proposes Rs2.7b for Women Empowerment in 5-Year Plan

Arab Women Feared Dead in Grenfell Blaze Had Campaigned For Fire Safety

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Employing Women: Economic Empowerment Is a Distant Dream
Anum Malkani

Yes, there is a supply issue: women are not encouraged to pursue careers the way men are. Even those women who are given the right opportunities struggle every step of the way: juggling responsibilities at work while shouldering the burden of housework, child-rearing and elderly care; dealing with a society that labels working mothers as neglectful; and surviving in workplaces that are tailor-made for men....

 

Wonder Woman Kindles Controversy in the Arab World

Israel's Christian-Arab Transgender Beauty Queen Opens Up: 'I’m Lucky to Be an Israeli'

Kurdish Female Commander Klara Reqa Fights against ISIS in Raqqa: Syria

Art Student Challenges Stereotypes of British Muslim Women

Sporty Hijabs Encourage Muslim Girls to Hit Field of Play

Woman Hopes To Become Department's First Cop to Wear Hijab

Muslim Women File Human Rights Complaint in Canada

Reducing Gender Gaps Would Significantly Benefit Women and Society

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

In Germany, a New ‘Feminist’ Islam Is Hoping To Make a Mark

Pakistan Rape Victim Attends US Opera She Inspired

Man Kills Two Sisters for ‘Honour’ In Faisalabad

A Saudi Woman Who Got Behind the Wheel and Never Looked Back

World Bank Aims To Help Poor, Women Access Digital Banking

Activist Zafar Khan Lynched to Death in Rajasthan for Objecting Photography of Women Defecating In Open

Najib: Government Safeguards Women’s Interest in National Policy Formulation

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Untangling the Debate on Triple Talaq
New Age Islam News Bureau

Untangling the Debate on Triple Talaq

Canada: Muslim Women File Human Rights Complaint Alleging Islamophobia

Muslims Are Incorporating Their Hijabs into Stunning Cosplay

ODM’s SteveMboga Throws Super Iftar for Muslim Women in Starehe, Jaguar to CRY Again

Hijab Hate, Political "Purges" And Green Leadership Vote

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

Indonesia Enlists Female Clerics in the Fight against Extremism

Two South Australian Muslim Women Want to Break down Barriers And Umpire In The AFL

Opposition Walks Out Of Pak Punjab Assembly over Remarks against Women

Pakistan: Women Get 50pc Share in PM Youth Loan Scheme

A New Book Examines Conditions under the Hijab in Pakistan

Nursery Children Join Women Workers for Iftar

Bag of Vomit Thrown At Muslim Woman's Car in Suspected Hate Crime in Lancashire

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Christians Borrow Hijabs to Flee Daesh-Held Philippines Town

Woman Mysteriously Disappears After Fire in Jeddah

What's At Risk If Triple Talaq Is Declared Unconstitutional?

Nigerian Shelter Shrugs Off Attacks to Save Girls from Marriage and Street Work

A New Book Examines Conditions under the Hijab in Pakistan

Countering Paranoia: Muslim Women Are Leading the Fight Against Terrorism

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Teaching Of Gender Equality Sparks Infighting In Iran

Just 12 days before the polls, on May 7, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized Rouhani’s Cabinet for quietly adopting the measure and said, “It is the Islamic Republic here! Here Islam is the benchmark! The Quran is the benchmark! It is not a place where the deficient, destructive and corrupt Western lifestyle can infiltrate! ... The UNESCO 2030 education agenda and the like are not agendas that the Islamic Republic of Iran should have to surrender and submit to.”....

‘I Felt like One of My Father’s Songbirds, Let out Of Its Cage’: Driving as a Woman in Saudi Arabia

Norway Plans to Ban Muslim Face Veils in Schools

Caught On Camera: Man Kicks Fasting Muslim Woman Colleague in Karnataka

Tell the Authorities, Father of Radicalised Woman Tells Parents

Do Pakistani Female Legislators Actually Represent Women Or Merely Serve As “Proxies” For The Wealthy And Elite?

Pakistan, US Launch Female Self-Defense Programme

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Woman Assaulted, Hijab Ripped Off In Hate Crime in UK

Iraqi Govt. Forces Find Daesh Prison for Izadi Women in Western Mosul

First Woman Detained For Radicalism in Singapore After She Planned To Join Islamic State

Muslim Women Blame ‘Toxic Masculinity’ For Terror Attacks

Woman Assaults Expat For Marrying Her Husband

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

 

Triple Talaq: Whose Fight Is It Anyway?
Flavia Agnes

This brought me back to the recently concluded triple Talaq hearing and the agency given to Muslim women to include conditions in the Nikahnama (marriage contract) to protect themselves in their marital home — a Quranic right given in the seventh century. And here we were, in the 21st century, still holding on to the notion of a sacramental Hindu marriage solemnised through rituals such as Saptapadi and Kanyadaan....

 

In our work with women in abusive marriages, never have we come across pro-women judgments by Islamic courts. Only if there was a more comprehensive survey that was less selective. For example, if the NALSAR surveyors spoke to Shaheen, the women’s organisation in Hyderabad, they would have learnt that there has only been one Qazi in the city who took a pro-woman position while absolving a marriage last year. Yet, exceptions cannot claim to be the norm....

 


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