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Viewpoint: Islam v feminism?

Source: BBC By Huda Jawad Why on earth would any girl abandon the liberties of a modern democracy to join the dark ages of IS? Huda Jawad attempts to offer…

Happy Mother’s Day to All the Mothers of the World

Epigraph: And We (Allah) have enjoined on man to be good to his parents. His mother bears him with pain, and brings him forth with pain. And the bearing of him…

Thoraya Obaid: First woman to head Shoura rights panel (in Saudi Arabia)

JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS Published — Wednesday 6 May 2015 Thoraya Obaid has become the first woman to be appointed as the head of the human rights committee at the Shoura…

Women Rights and Islam

Epigraph: The Prophet is nearer to the believers than their own selves, and his wives are as mothers to them. And blood relations are nearer to one another, according to…

The Muslim Times Continued Focus on Women Rights

Epigraph: And when the she-camels, ten month pregnant, are abandoned, And when the beasts are gathered together in zoos, And when the seas are made to flow forth one into the…

Video: Muslim Women Rights and Fatwas

Epigraph: And when the she-camels, tenmonth pregnant, are abandoned, And when the beasts are gathered togetherin zoos, And when the seas are made to flow forth one into the other,…

Indian Muslim Women to Seek Non-Shariah Rights

Call for Indian Muslim Women to Seek Non-Shariah Rights Shabnam Hashmi, a human rights activist at the National Integration Council, argues that women in India’s Muslim minority should seek equal…

Islam In Women: Great Reverts to islam

The Muslim Times’ Growing Coverage of Women Rights

Epigraph: And what is the matter with you that you struggle not in the cause of Allah and of the weak — men, women and children — who say, ‘Our Lord,…

NASA astronomer immortalizes Malala by naming asteroid after her

By Ben Brumfield, CNN Updated 7:17 AM ET, Sun April 12, 2015 (CNN) Malala Yousafzai’s stellar career has included a Nobel Peace Prize. Last week, she made it into outer…

The Women’s Mosque of America

The leaders of a new mosque in Southern California say they want to create a “safe space to be with their sisters”. It’s the first all-female mosque in the United…

The Muslim Times Constant Coverage of Women Rights

Epigraph: Say, ‘We believe in Allah and in that which has been revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the…

Child Brides and the Quran – Dispelling the Misconceptions on International Women’s Day

Source: Patheos.com March 8, 2015 by Ro Waseem 154 Comments It demands no introduction that many people, including Muslims, believe that Islam permits child marriage. As a result, Islam is…

Modesty–A universal Value

Source: Patheos By Saima Sheikh “This is America; you don’t have to wear that thing on your head anymore.” “You force your wife to cover herself” shouted a protester at CAIR…

The Muslim Times Applauding an Indian High Court Decision in Favor of Muslim Women

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a public university, funded by the central government of India and is among the oldest central universities in India. It was established by Syed Ahmad Khan…

Remarks on women wearing niqabs were ‘inappropriate,’ Tory MP says

The Globe & Mail: A Conservative MP has apologized after saying women who want to wear the face-covering niqab during citizenship ceremonies should “stay the hell where [they] came from.”…

Suppression of Women, Culture or Faith?

Source: Huffington Post By Meliha Hayat; Freelance Writer and Religious Correspondent Growing up I read stories about inspirational women, who ruled over kingdoms, created legislation, established schools and universities and…

Metamorphosis – Pakistani women who transformed their lives

Dawn: Maha Ahmed Qureshi was a 20-year-old student at NUST Business School when she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. She was treated with eight rounds…

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