On November 7, 2019, five men were sentenced to prison and caning by the Selangor Syariah High Court for attempting to engage in unnatural same sex conduct. Their story has received the attention of a liberal activist, Numan Afifi who wrote a prepared statement on his twitter account in support of the five accused men. […]
The Afghan Mission to the United Nation (UN) has formed a “Group of Friends”, co-chaired by the United Kingdom and comprised of women representatives to the UN and senior UN officials. The group is created to support the role of women in all aspects of life.
Attacks against the hijabi Muslim women in Turkey have increased significantly. For instance, the physical attacks of non-hijabi women against by passing hijabi women on the street, on two different occasions İstanbul, or the verbal insult of a woman against a hijabi woman in the Metrobus, or a young male medicine student boxing into the […]
By Applying the CEDAW Convention and Amending the Personal Status Law The Council of Ministers of the Palestinian Authority (PA) decided in its session on Monday, 21/10/2019, to assign the President of the Palestinian Authority to amend Article 5 of the Personal Status Law on the age of marriage to become 18 solar years for […]
The Tanzania’s Supreme Court of Appeal upholds 2016 ruling barring marriage before 18, by which girls under 18 years marriage is now illegal in the country following a legal challenge by child and women advocacy organization.
The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, issued a decree setting the age of marriage for both sexes to 18 years, except for specific cases by a decision of the competent court.
Question: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh, My honourable brother please accept my kind greetings: Two female Shar’i Marriage officials (Ma’zoun) were appointed in Al-Khalil city and were given the authority to conduct marriage contracts. My question to you, my honourable brother: is it permissible for a woman to give another woman in marriage, and […]
On October 7, Radio Liberty published the news that: “Every morning, schoolchildren on duty meet schoolgirls at the gates of schools in the Tashkent region and demand that they remove their headscarves before entering the school building. School administrations declare that in this way they fulfill the Cabinet’s decree on a school uniform.
The Minister of Labor and Social Development Lina Al-Sheikh said, “Surely Sudan will sign all the conventions that guarantee women’s rights in all spheres,” and said her presence in the ministry is an opportunity to support all the feminist movements and their demands. (Sudan Tribune, 17 October 2019).
Minister of Family and Social Policies, Zehra Zumrut, stated that The Women Employment Promotion through the Institutional Childcare Services Project will be put into practice. “Mothers who work as insured worker and send their children (between 0 and 60 months) to any Ministry of Education affiliated kindergarten, nursery or day care centre will take advantage […]
Dozens of women protested in Istanbul on Saturday to denounce rising violence against women and the government’s failure to stop brutal attacks across the country. They gathered in the Kadikoy neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul, recounting harrowing stories of women recently murdered across the country, including Emine Bulut, whose killing by her ex-husband […]
“In a statement issued on 31/7/2019, the Union of Palestinian Women’s Work Committees, the female framework of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, denounced the position of Hizb ut Tahrir on the Palestinian government’s direction to adopt a law that raises the age of marriage of Palestinian women to 18. The statement considered […]
On the 1st August, the Netherland’s ban on the Niqab came into force, prohibiting Muslim women from wearing the face veil in public institutions, including schools, hospitals, and government offices as well as on buses or trains. Authorities are now required to force women wearing the Niqab to remove their face veil if they wish […]
In a recent BBC interview with the Dalai Lama on the 2nd of July 2019, a question was posed to him regarding the possibility of a female Dalai Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader made reference to the fact that a future female spiritual leader should be “attractive”. As a consequence, he faced considerable backlash as […]
Question: Assalaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh our Ameer. Every Muslim wants to be one of those who are sincere and obedient to Allah in order to obtain His pleasure. But does obedience to Allah and His Messenger oblige obedience to the Hizb in all the commands and Ijtihad (opinions) that you have reached, which […]
On Wednesday 3rd July, organisers of the Jeddah World Fest announced at a press conference that the Western Rap singer, Nicki Minaj, will perform in Saudi Arabia later this month. Minaj is renown for her hypersexualized performances and videos; her figure-hugging, body-revealing outfits; and sexually explicit and profanity-laced lyrics which glamourize illicit relationships and drug […]
The number of Islamic thinkers and writers, who clearly object the developments which lead to the corruption in Muslim society, has clearly increased. They respond through their articles under titles like “Can a Muslim be a Feminist?”, “Feminism is no means of gaining rights but an ideology of exploitation”, “Your daughter is becoming a feminist, […]
Thousands of poor workers migrate to the sugar cutting farms in India to earn money with up to a 6-month contract for the backbreaking task of cutting sugar cane. Women are unpaid and suffer possible loss of a job if they are off work due to having their monthly cycle. As a result, thousands of […]
It has been reported that in Kigoma Region, Western of Tanzania there is a wave of women, particularly those who live without men in their homes, are at risk of having their homes broken into by unknown men and then being raped or, if they resist, facing violent retaliation.
On 15/05/2019 CE, a law to ban the wearing of Khimar (headscarf) in Austrian primary schools passed the National Council’s hurdle. The request for change to Article 495 (a) of the Schools Act was approved and presented as an ordinary legislation to the Education Committee of the Federal Council of States, based on the votes […]
In a step of the religious revolution which was announced by the Egyptian president, the observers of the Global Fatwa Index of the Dar al-Ifta al Misriyyah (Egypt’s Fatwa House) monitored the topics of “Fatwas on Women” and analyzed five thousand fatwas on women worldwide. They ranked Hizb ut Tahrir third after ISIS and al-Qaeda […]
The Minister of Family, Labor and Social Security Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk, made a statement about the sexual abuse of a 5-year-old child in Istanbul. Minister Selçuk stated in her tweet that a specialized team is charged after the incident, and a clinical psychologist will stay 24 hours with the child and the family. Zehra Zümrüt […]
On Thursday, 25 April 2019, when members of the Communications Committee of the Women’s Section in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Tunisia attended the Tunis Forum on Gender Equality in the City of Culture, they met with a group of female cleaners in front of City of Culture, where 42 female cleaners had been dismissed […]
Since 1929 each year Turkey celebrates “National Sovereignty and Children’s Day” on 23rd of April. This day, known as “Children’s Feast” among the people, is a gift from Atatürk to the children according to Kemalists. In fact, this so-called “feast” is neither Atatürk’s gift nor is it a feast for the children.
Question: Assalam u Alaikum – A Teacher of Sociology has raised a question regarding the Edat (time break after a woman’s husband dies which is 4 month and 10 days). He says that as the philosophy behind this time is to come to know about a woman’s pregnancy after her husband’s death so if medically […]
The department for underages affairs of the office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Kazan spread among schools a document in which it asks to “provide characterizing materials on underages and their families, that adhere to strict religious beliefs (wearing hijabs)”. The head of the department Venera Sabirzyanova writes that […]
The strength and harmony of the Muslim family was once a characteristic feature of this Islamic Ummah. Gaston Jezz, a Swiss family-law professor who visited the Turkish Republic following the destruction of the Uthmani Khilafah stated that the harmony of religious beliefs in this land, “gave birth to the strongest family hearth in the world, […]
Islam demands a status of great honour for women. Numerous Islamic evidences oblige men and society to view and treat women with respect and protect their dignity always. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ يَحِلُّ لَكُمْ أَن تَرِثُواْ النِّسَاء كَرْهًا وَلاَ تَعْضُلُوهُنَّ لِتَذْهَبُواْ بِبَعْضِ مَا آتَيْتُمُوهُنَّ إِلاَّ أَن يَأْتِينَ بِفَاحِشَةٍ مُّبَيِّنَةٍ وَعَاشِرُوهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ فَإِن كَرِهْتُمُوهُنَّ فَعَسَى […]
Following on from our successful global campaign and international women’s conference in October 2018, “The Family: Challenges & Islamic Solutions”, the Women’s Section in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir is pleased to announce the launch of our new Facebook pages dedicated to addressing subjects related to the global crisis affecting the “Family […]
The idea of human rights has pervaded Muslim societies, becoming the basis of discussion about the rights and wrongs of human behavior. A recent example of this is a prominent report of a problem which arose between a local Pakistani school and a Farwa Munir, a student of UMT. She claimed she was excused from […]