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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…

How is the Muslim Times Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

Epigraph: And We 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…

Empowering women

Source: The Express Tribune By Shahid Khan: The writer is the vice-chairperson of a Glasgow-based human rights organisation, Global Minorities Alliance. He tweets @Shahidshabaz “A girl is far more responsible for…

International Women’s Day 2015: Afghan men wear burqas to campaign for women’s rights

Epigraph: And when people are brought together; and when people question about the girl-child buried alive,’for what crime was she killed?’ (Al Quran 81:8-10) Source: The Independent A small group…

The Big Questions – Are Religions Unfair To Women

Additional Reading Gender Equality in the Holy Qur’an – In the Beginning Man and Woman Were Equal…

US Supreme Court to Start Hearing Muslim Hijab and Discrimination Case Today

Epigraph: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” — First Amendment to…

Jimmy Carter: Women’s rights the fight of my life

Atlanta (CNN) Jimmy Carter has seen a lot in his 90 years. As a son of the South, a governor and president, and as a man who spent decades tackling problems…

San Francisco priest bars altar girls, sparks another controversy

Libby Lane: First female Church of England bishop consecrated

Continue reading the main story in BBC Women bishops The issues behind women bishops vote Female bishop ‘next year’ Saying yes to women bishops Two views: Women bishops The Church…

14-year-old defies marriage, exceeds father’s expectations

The Express Tribune — BANGLADESH: The entire village gathered at Based Ali’s house to celebrate something he never wanted, something he had struggled to admit for many years. “Parents generally help…

Women shouldn’t need special train cars to avoid harassers. Men need to leave women in peace

Source: theguardian.com Dated: 07.01.15 If you would have told me as a subway-riding teenager that there was a women-only car on the Manhattan-bound N-train, I would have been thrilled.. More…http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/07/gender-segregated-transport-women-men-behaving-badly…

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