An Austrian lawmaker has worn a headscarf during
her address against a controversial bill that prohibits primary school girls
across the country from wearing hijab — Muslim women’s modest clothing.
Women Have No Right to Refuse Sex to Husbands, Mufti Says
Lawmaker Wears Headscarf to Parliament in Protest at Hijab Ban
Talaq via WhatsApp? Maharashtra Man Booked Under Muslim Women Bill
In Their Twenties Smitten For Plates With Special Dates
Married To Chinese Men Petition LHC For Action Against FIA
Protesters In Iran Continue Their Protests
by New Age Islam News Bureau
Women Have No Right to Refuse Sex to Husbands, Says the Mufti of the
Palestinian Authority Muhammad Hussein
Muslim women may not refuse to engage in sex with their husbands "at any
time," as that is the right of a husband, a recent religious ruling stated
as reported in a press release by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
question was if a woman has the option to decide on her own if she wants to
fast a non-obligatory fast such as in the month of Shawwal, where a six day
fast is a common custom.
Islamic culture, fasting includes the denial of sexual needs, hence the ruling
is that a woman can only fast if her husband agrees to her fasting. As that
would infringe upon his alleged "right" to have sexual access to her
at all times.
Mufti of the Palestinian Authority Muhammad Hussein went so far as to argue
that not only can a woman not decide to fast on her own, she may not deny her
husband sexual relations even on Ramadan, which is mandatory.
in a situation in which the man does not fast himself and the woman wishes that
by preventing him sexual favors he might observe this religious duty she may
not refuse him, the Mufti said in 2012.
Mufti did admit that such a man, who does not fast on Ramadan, must be
encouraged to do so and obey Allah yet even such a person has complete control
over the body of the woman to whom he is married, and she may never refuse him
Lawmaker Wears Headscarf To Parliament In Protest At Hijab Ban
Austrian lawmaker has worn a headscarf during her address against a
controversial bill that prohibits primary school girls across the country from
wearing hijab — Muslim women’s modest clothing.
Bissmann, an independent MP, covered her hair during a general assembly speech
on Friday to protest the measure, saying, "Let's not allow a wedge to be
driven between us."
ban was approved after lawmakers from Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's ruling
conservative People's Party (ÖVP) and the anti-migration Freedom Party (FPÖ) --
who have formed a majority government together -- voted in its favor. Under the
new legislation, it would be illegal for Muslim girls under the age of 10 to
wear hijab at all primary schools, including private schools.
all opposition lawmakers voted against the measure condemning it as
accused the FPÖ of promoting “racism and Islamophobia” in the country over the
last decade. She said that those who introduced the ban wanted to eliminate
"high values such as tolerance and freedom of religion."
is the first step to ban headscarves in everyday life,” she added.
official Muslim community organization (IGGOe) also condemned the move as
"shameless" and a "diversionary tactic."
large number of non-governmental organizations, journalists and activists also
expressed their opposition to the ban.
country is home to around 700,000 Muslims.
lawmaker Mustafa Yeneroglu, also thanked Bissmann for supporting the Muslim
community in her country and expressed his disapproval of the law, saying
Austria is trying to criminalize the Muslim religion.
in Austria are increasingly being pushed out of society and Muslim religiosity
is being criminalized," the lawmaker said.
law is aimed exclusively at Muslims. A liberal legal system does not show its
qualities with ideologically motivated prohibitions, specially in dealing with
minorities,” he added.
linguist,Emel Erdem commended Bissmann for her “courageous” move.
a courageous gesture, what a courageous statement! They strengthen my belief in
a peaceful coexistence - many thanks for that, all the best for their future
and warm greetings from Germany!" she wrote in a Twitter message.
right-wing parties have proposed several controversial measures against the
Muslim community, including strict controls on mosques and Muslim associations
as well as an immediate closing of mosques in cases of “suspicious activity.”
previous government had also prohibited full-face veils in courts, schools and
other public places. It has banned judges, police officers, magistrates and
public prosecutors from wearing hijab.
restrictions, commonly referred to as the “Burqa Ban,” have also been adopted
in some other European Union countries like, France, Belgium and the
28-year-old man has been booked for allegedly trying to divorce his wife by
giving triple talaq on phone via WhatsApp. A case was registered after a
25-year-old woman approached Bhoiwada police station in Thane, Maharashtra.
woman claims that her husband Nadeem Shaikh had sent the triple talaq message
on March 12. Nadeem now faces charges under the Muslim Women (Protection of
Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018.
complainant said that she had married Nadeem, from Kalyan in Mumbai, on May 18,
2014. From the initial days of the marriage, she was constantly harassed by her
husband and in-laws. Her husband had also demanded Rs 5 lakh and failing to get
the money, she was thrown out of the house. The couple has a four-year-old son.
to reports, the woman tried to talk to her husband after she received the
triple talaq message. But Nadeem refused to speak to her.
inspector Kalyan Karpe said, "Based on the complaint, we have registered a
case against her husband and in-laws under IPC sections 498-A (cruelty), 323
(voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with an intent to
provoke breach of peace), and the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on
Marriage) Bill, 2018."
woman is currently staying at a relative's house in Bhiwandi. The police have
put a lookout notice for Nadeem as he is absconding since his wife filed the
Woman aged between 20 to 28 are the biggest market for car registration plates
with numbers that refer to special moments in life, according to recent
statistics issued by the Licencing Agency of the Dubai Roads and Transport
show that most buyers opt for their date of birth, the date of their wedding or
graduation or even that of a promotion.
Hashim Al Sada, Director of Vehicles Licensing at the RTA, said women make up
the majority of people who use the Special Moments Number Plates service. “In
2018, we sold 659 distinguished number plates, and 55 per cent of the total
buyers were women,” he said. “This is in part because we have made this service
available for all customers of different nationalities and age groups,” he added.
Special Moments Number Plates service allows customers to select a five-digit
plate that bears numbers referring to key moments in their life, said Al Sada.
service was first launched in 2016 at a price of Dh1,620 per plate for
customers who were born from 1981 to 1998 with S-coded number plates, then it
covered people who were born from 1967 to 2016. It is now open for all age
groups with V, U, T, S-coded plates.
customers can directly select and buy special number plates through visiting
RTA customer happiness centres in Dubai, contacting service providers and
strategic partners, visiting the RTA website www.rta.ae or downloading the
smart app “Drivers and Vehicles”.
Married To Chinese Men Petition LHC for Action Against FIA
Lahore High Court on Friday accepted a petition by Muslim and Christian women
married to Chinese nationals who sought action against the Federal
Investigation Agency (FIA) for illegally keeping them from travelling to China
with their husbands.
to the petition — which has named the foreign ministry, the chief secretary for
Punjab and the director of Federal Investigation Agency as respondents — Sameah
Tabassum and Shabana Ashiq, who had married their respective Chinese husbands
in January, were offloaded from a China-bound flight along with their husbands
on May 7.
to the petition, the women were then kept in custody by FIA officials for
several hours at the airport while their husbands were forced to go back to
petition stated that the women were happy with their husbands and that "a
propaganda on social media was looking to bring a bad name to Pak-China
petition sought that FIA be stopped from harassing women and their Chinese
husbands, and that the petitioners' passports and other documents be returned
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has over the past three weeks arrested
scores of Chinese nationals and their suspected local abettors from various
parts of the country in connection with its investigation into a transnational
gang allegedly involved in contracting fake marriages between Chinese men and Pakistani
women, who are later forced into prostitution and the illegal organ trade.
Foreign Office has backed the Chinese government's stance on the matter and
said that Beijing has offered Islamabad "all possible cooperation" in
relevant authorities from both the governments are in close contact on this
issue," the spokesperson had said in a press release. "The government
of China had offered all possible cooperation on the issue, which was highly
appreciated. Both sides are closely coordinating their efforts."
FO spokesperson also appeared to endorse the Chinese embassy's statement, which
said that "it is essential to avoid sensationalism" and that
"sensitive matters should be reported only on the basis of established
protesters held protests in Zahedan and Kashan in solidarity with the protests
by students of Tehran University who protested against new veiling restrictions
on campus. Young women were active in these protests.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, student protesters lined up their food trays on the
ground at Iftar and refrained from breaking their fast to show their protest to
the poor quality of the food served at the university’s cafeteria.
a protest gathering on Monday night, May 13, 2019, student protesters held a
protest at Kashan University against the poor quality of food served by the
cafeteria and expressed their support for student protesters at Tehran
University who had held a major protest that morning against fresh rules
enforcing the compulsory veil on female students.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, a group of engineers including many women held a
protest outside the City Council of Shiraz, capital of Fars Province in
southern Iran. The engineers have been working with the City Council of Shiraz
since its fourth term in direct or indirect connection with the offices of
Article 33. The fifth-term Council, however, has adopted a ratification which
will lead to the environmentalunemploymeenvironmentalnt of these engineers. The
engineers’ protest was against this ratification.
defrauded investors of the IRGC-backed Caspian financial institute in Tehran,
also held a protest on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, outside the Central Bank,
protesting the institute’s failure to meet their righteous demands.
another act of protest on Wednesday, a group of the residents and environmental
activists of the city of Gerash, in Fars Province, held a protest gathering
outside the city’s governorate. The crowd, including women, protested the
handing over of 400 hectares of land in Tangab recreation area to the regime
banners held by the protesters read in part, “Tangab area and its surrounding
nature is the only recreational area for the residents of Gerash”, “any
transfer of land in this area must be rejected”, “do not destroy the nature by
such uncalculated handovers”, “popular protest against the handover of 400
hectares of Tangab lands of Gerash to breed ostriches” and “we oppose the
transfer of lands from Tangab region.”
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