12.10.2012 [Outlook] - Delivering the valedictory address at the conclave which comprised of Muslim women from different parts of the country, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said "in all, the nine states where BJP is in power religion does not come in
01.11.2012 [GreaterKashmir.com] - As free-interaction, behavior and clothes are contributing to the assault on women dignity, one is tempted to draw a parallel between a Muslim women clad in veil or head-scarf and one 'empowered' and from an 'enlightened' society. A Hijab clad Muslim
26.09.2009 Sir, I shudder to think of the repercussions for Muslim women if British law recognises decisions made by Sharia councils. Sharia law dictates that when a woman requests a divorce and the husband disagrees, the judge will ...
23.09.2012 Be warned: if you speak up for these voiceless women or advocate for them publicly, you will be libeled, smeared and painted as a racist-islamophobic-anti-muslim-bigot. The truly enlightened like our President Obama better ...
07.11.2012 [Tillamook Headlight Herald] - For the 11 years that U.S. forces have been in Afghanistan, they have been culturally prohibited from speaking to Afghan women because Afghanistan is a Muslim country, and Muslim women are forbidden to speak to men to whom they are not related.
06.11.2012 [Bradford Telegraph and Argus] - The experiences of marriage by three generations of Muslim women is explored in a new play based on interviews carried out in Bradford. Called Cartographies of Love, the play is by writer and social commentator Irna Qureshi, who talked to South Asian
06.11.2012 [New York Times (blog)] - Khin Maung Win/Associated PressMuslim women at a refugee camp in Rakhine State, western Myanmar, last month, where deadly ethnic violence has flared between members of the Rohingya, who are mostly Muslim, and Buddhists. BANGKOK — Feminists
06.11.2012 [The Guardian (blog)] - The mystery was finally unravelled in the course of my current research about Muslim women's experiences of love and marriage. I decided to include my mum among the three generations of Pakistani women I interviewed in Bradford and Kirklees.
06.11.2012 [Patheos (blog)] - Starting with the fact that love + Muslim women equals an enormous list of sources in Google, it is easy to see that both non-Muslim media and sites dedicated to Muslim affairs pay a great deal of attention to questions of love, marriage and personal
04.11.2012 [TwoCircles.net] - The issue of university for Indian Muslim women is not any small issue, but has almost become an obligation as this is obviously related to our existence in India as an 'enlightened qaum. The issue of female education amongst Muslims has been
10.10.2012 [AllAfrica.com] - The Minister of State for State, Ms Olajumoke Akinjide, has assured the FCT Federation of Muslim Women Association (FOMWAN) of the administration's determination to partner them to improve education and primary health care. The minister gave the
01.11.2012 [Yahoo! News (blog)] - The many opportunities denied women under Islamic law, from giving equal testimony in court to having the right to exclude other wives from their marital bed, is very clear proof that women are of lesser value then men in Islam. Muslim women are not
06.11.2012 [Onislam.net] - Muslim women and their rights to education is one of the most hotly debated topics when it comes to the religion; from both sides, from within, and almost always from those who are less informed. Sometimes I become quite cut off from the realities of
06.11.2012 [UM Maneater] - “Girls who don't normally wear a scarf covering their hair can try it out for a day to help raise awareness about Islam and what some of the things Muslim women do,” El-Jayyousi said. “About one in two Muslim women worldwide cover their hair.” There
11.10.2012 [Washington Post (blog)] - LYNN, Mass. — Iman Shati is a Shiite Muslim who wears the hijab and was a housewife in Iraq. Ayfer Abed Aljabar is a Sunni Muslim who doesn't wear the hijab and worked as a lawyer in Iraq. While their backgrounds are different, the thing they have in
08.10.2012 [Post-Bulletin] - Neither had Najma Sharif, 17, a senior at Century High School and one of about 40 people who attended the first Young Muslim Women's Leadership Summit in Rochester on Saturday. Sharif had taken studies of Islamic women before, she said, but didn't
03.11.2012 [MuslimMatters] - Ever since the war was announced, the condition for Muslim women has been exploited to serve as a justification for their occupation. Despite this, the public were still outraged and countless demonstrations against the war were undertaken. The
07.11.2012 [Onislam.net] - I started dropping hints to my colleagues asking them what they thought of hijab and Muslim women, and they said it looked ugly and they were forced to wear it by the husbands. This made me angry that they could make such a judgment without knowing a
19.10.2012 [Golden Gate Xpress] - Race and Resistance Studies students engaged with Muslim women about their lives in Islam and misconceptions about Muslim women by the West during a workshop on women in Islam, Tuesday afternoon. “If you really looked into the history of Islam, you'd
16.10.2012 [Press TV] - Muslim women from different parts of the world attended the international conference on Prophet Mohammad and the dignity of woman in the holy city of Medina. The participants discussed a wide range of issues including the role of women in the society
15.10.2012 [Nyasa Times] - Officials at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre have confirmed that three Muslims women are admitted at the facility after sustaining serious injuries in a bus accident that happened Sunday night at Salima turn off
14.10.2012 [Al-Monitor] - Only 200 Muslim women out of 2.5 million to 4 million Muslim women living in France used to veil themselves with the niqab or the burqa. Yet, about five years ago, a resolution was reached in France following a stormy public debate to ban by law the
22.10.2012 [Aljazeera.com] - Non-Muslim women offered to accompany Muslim women to grocery stores and malls to protect us from hecklers. The Muslim community re…cated by answering questions about our faith and beliefs. This has led to strong friendships and joint projects by
14.10.2012 [Nyasa Times] - President Joyce Banda has said the 2012 Women Islamic Conference (Ijtima) being held at Katoto in Mzuzu will avail Muslim women an opportunity to discuss issues that can take Malawi and their faith to another level, saying discussing matters that are
14.10.2012 [The Atlantic] - Muslim women in the town of Vlasenica, in an ethnically Serbian part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, sit prior to an April 2012 mass funeral for victims of the Bosnian conflict. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters). As the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced it had selected
01.11.2012 [Onislam.net] - Since you are specifically wondering about the Hijab or more specifically about the Muslim women dress code, then it is fair to explain its purpose, which is to express modesty so women in the society are protected from men who have ill-intentions
18.10.2012 [MuslimVillage.com] - In 2005, Shiites and women seceded to form their own separate Boards, the All India Shiite Personal Law Board & the All India Muslim Women's Personal Law Board. Division. Accusing AIMPLB of hypocrisy, the advocacy group argues that unilateral and
This is a topic with which I am constantly engaged so it was surprising to find it in the news (though a blog entry only). The article makes the point that wars in places like Afghanistan and Iraq that have been partially justified through the discourse of liberating Muslim Women have in reality done little to secure their future and their rights. Although I would not be so quick to dismiss the conflict there as having had no positive effects, I think it is worth noting the costs and also the ways in ... [read post]