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India: Muslim Women to Mullahs- reform personal law or else

By Hasan Suroor Aug 19, 2015 A progressive Mumbai-based Muslim women’s group has published a survey whose findings are so stark that they should, finally, put an end to any…

Wearing a hijab is the most liberating thing I’ve ever experienced

Source: Metro Last month for Ramadan I wanted to try a little bit harder than I’ve tried in previous years. I decided this year I was going to, amongst other…

India’s Muslim women fight to end triple talaq law that yields instant divorce

Epigraph: Divorce may be pronounced twice; then, either retain them in a becoming manner or send them away with kindness. And it is not lawful for you that you take…

12 Issues Facing Women That Are Just As (If Not More) Important Than Body Image

Huff Post: by Rachel Moss — Women are constantly fed messages by the media that suggest being slim and young is the key to beauty and success. So naturally, feminists regularly…

Ugandan Women Hail Partial Success Over “Bride Price” System

Global Issues: by Wambi Michael — KAMPALA, Aug 07 (IPS) – After years of a protracted battle against Uganda’s “bride price” practice, the country’s Supreme Court this week ruled that…

‘The Bible teaches our children to hate women before they can think’

The Telegrapgh: by Jo Fidgen Some of our best loved books are warping the minds of our children about women and the way they ‘deserve’ to be treated, argues Jo…

When a Boy’s Life Is Worth More Than His Sister’s

Foreign Policy: There’s a popular narrative that, as the centuries roll on, many ancient human evils, if not wholly eradicated, are at least in decline. Human sacrifice, slavery, ritual and…

Baby Halder: A Bestselling Author Who Works As a Domestic Help

The Logical Indian — Baby Halder, who chose to be a single parent and walked out on her marriage to escape her abusive husband is now a renowned name in…

Women Rights: One of the Muslim Times’ Core Values

Epigraph: “But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow in the…

Richard Dawkins mansplains feminism to Muslim women, Bhutto hits back

Source: Dawn Prominent thinker Richard Dawkins stepped into yet another messy debate online when he tweeted “Islam needs a feminist revolution. It will be hard. What can we do to…

No, Islam Is Not Inherently Misogynistic. Here’s Why.

Epigraph: “But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow…

Younger generation of British Muslims showing shift in attitude to gender roles

Source: The Guardian Thinktank report shows majority of 16 to 24-year-old UK Muslims disagree that ‘a husband’s job is to earn money, a wife’s is to look after the home…

Feminism’ Has Got to Go

Huff Post: by Kaitlyn Hatch — Right – it needs to be said: Feminism is causing problems.Not feminism, the belief that all people should have equal opportunities regardless of their…

Media scares about ‘sharia marriages’ miss the point

Epigraph: And one of His Signs is this, that He has created wives for you from among yourselves that you may find peace of mind in them, and He has…

10 Totally Badass Female Muslim Politicians You Should Know

Brown Girl Magazine  |  By Nishi Fatima Posted: 06/24/2015 11:06 am EDT This article originally appeared on Brown Girl Magazine. Given the rise of hate crimes and misunderstandings that the…

Empowering Women Requires Collaborative Solutions

Huff Post: by Catherine Russell — Recently Jack Ma called women executives “the secret sauce” of his company Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant. His sentiment is one that research proves…

Buddhist monks seek to ban schoolgirls from wearing headscarves in Burma

theguardian: by Simon Lewis — Influential group of monks also plans to encourage people to vote for candidates who ‘will not let our race and religion disappear’ in this year’s…

Michelle Obama’s Powerful Message To Young Muslim Women In East London

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Posted: 06/17/2015  First lady Michelle Obama is promoting a new campaign called Let Girls Learn, with the goal of making sure young women…

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