Donít ignore womenís struggles in the Muslim world
These are tough times for women in Afghanistan. As people head to the polls to choose their next leader, there are widespread fears that women’s hard-won gains may not survive the new regime. Forget those inspiring stories of little girls finally going to school. Many of the candidates vying for office want to send them back home so their fathers can marry them off at will.“Women are not on the agenda now,” Huma Safi, a women’s activist, told The New York Times. “Every time we turn around, they’re passing another law against women.”Now that Western forces – along with We...More
Donít ignore womenís struggles in the Muslim world
These are tough times for women in Afghanistan. As people head to the polls to choose their next leader, there are widespread fears that women’s hard-won gains may not survive the new regime. Forget those inspiring stories of little girls finally going to school. Many of the candidates vying for office want to send them back home so their fathers can marry them off at will.“Women are not on the agenda now,” Huma Safi, a women’s activist, told The New York Times. “Every time we turn around, they’re passing another law against women.”Now that Western forces – along with We...More
Feminism In Faith: Quest To Reinterpret The Quranís Most Controversial Verse
Zainah Anwar:By one common reading of the Holy Qur’an, a Muslim woman must choose between rejecting her faith and rejecting the notion of equality. This Kuala Lumpur-based journalist and activist has been working to find a third option. If a Muslim woman opens up the text of the Holy Qur’an and leafs through its pages until she reaches chapter 4, which is titled “The Verse of Women,” and continues on until she reaches verse 34, she will find the following proclamation: “Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] f...More
Two Saudis among top 20 Muslim women scientists
Muslim Science, a UK-based online magazine, has named two Saudis in its top 20 list of most influential Muslim women in the scientific field.   The two women are Samera Ibrahim Islam and Hayat Sindi. Samera Islam, the drug safety advocate, is a board member of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation and head of the medicine unit at King Fahd Center for Medical Research at King Abdul Aziz University. She is the first Saudi woman to earn a doctoral degree in philosophy and the first Arab and Muslim woman to receive the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Award for Women in Scien...More
Muslim views on how women should dress in public, majority favour hijab that completely covers a wo...
 A significant number of people in seven Muslim-majority nations favour public attire that completely covers a woman’s hair and ears but not her face, according to a survey by the University of Michigan.Conducted by the university’s Middle Eastern Values Study in 2011 and 2013, the survey found that of six possible styles of dress for women offered to respondents, the most popular in Tunisia (57 percent), Egypt (52 percent), Turkey (46 percent) and Iraq (44 percent) was a tight-fitting scarf that completely covered the hair but left a woman’s face fully visible. Factoring in the respon...More
The Rise of the Islamic Feminists , Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic t...
Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it.Throughout the Muslim world, a groundswell of feminist sentiment is growing among women who are seeking to reclaim Islam and the Koran for themselves. For decades, many women believed they had to choose between their Muslim identity and their belief in gender equality. It was an impossible choice—one that involved betraying either their faith or their feminist consciousness. Four years ago, a global movement called Musawah—“equality” in Arabic—began to make the case that women can fight for ju...More
Donít ignore womenís struggles in the Muslim world
Feminism In Faith: Quest To Reinterpret The Quranís Most Controversial Verse
Two Saudis among top 20 Muslim women scientists
Muslim views on how women should dress in public, majority favour hijab that completely covers a woman hair and ears but not her face
The Rise of the Islamic Feminists , Muslim women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it
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