On the 21st November, the UK’s Channel 4 aired a documentary entitled, “The Truth About Muslim Marriage” in which it sought to undermine the Islamic Nikah contract by arguing that it does not protect the rights of Muslim women in marriage and that Muslims should be obliged to have a civil marriage recognized under British […]
The forum’s political and cultural context: We held this forum in the midst of a thick fog of deceit and deception aimed at the Ummah in general and her women in particular, amid glamorous and deceptive slogans (such as gender equality and the principle of equality in political positions) and amid broad liberal capitalist propaganda […]
This week Turkey’s parliament approved a law to allow state-registered muftis – officials employed by the state’s Religious Affairs Directorate – to perform civil marriages that were previously administered only by municipal officials. Opposition parties, secular Kemalist women’s rights groups regard this as another blow to secularism and women’s rights under the so-called Islamist AKP. […]
The politicians have barely had time to take a breath after talking about further tightening of the Private School Law with the declared aim of “tightening the grip on Muslim private schools”, and now they have decided to ban the Muslim face-veil, while deceitfully presenting this ban as an extension of the existing law against […]
Tunisian authorities have abolished a ministerial order banning the marriage of Muslim Tunisian women to non-Muslim men, presidency spokeswoman Saida Garrach said on Thursday.
According to the Washington Post on 19th of June, the number of drug addicted women and children in Afghanistan has increased in the last years. In 2010, U.N. experts estimated that there were about 1 million regular drug users in Afghanistan, mostly using opium as “a kind of self-medication” against the hardships of life. They […]
It is well known within the Ummah that when the following verse was revealed: وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا ۖ وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ “And they are not to show their charm except that which is apparent. And let them cover their chests and necks (Juyoob) with their […]
In this video, we will explore the understanding of our respected scholars of this ayah, place it in its correct context, and highlight its continued relevance to the life of the human being. الرِّجالُ قَوّامونَ عَلَى النِّساءِ بِما فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بَعضَهُم عَلىٰ بَعضٍ وَبِما أَنفَقوا مِن أَموالِهِم ۚ فَالصّالِحاتُ قانِتاتٌ حافِظاتٌ لِلغَيبِ بِما حَفِظَ اللَّهُ […]
School girls in Afghanistan have complained about the color of their school uniforms. They are asking the government and schools to change the typical, black dress and white scarf to a color that does not absorb the heat and is less depressing.
On the 27th April, the Muslim Women’s website ‘MuslimGirl” in coordination with other Media partners (MTV and TeenVogue) that agreed that annually, this day would mark International Muslim Women’s Day. The website, founded and run by Muslim women, encouraged people to recognize the significant social role Muslim women play on a local and international level. […]
On Tuesday 14th of March 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that employers could ban employees from wearing religious symbols, including the Islamic headscarf worn by Muslim women. In a statement, it asserted that an internal company rule which prohibits the visible wearing of a religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination. The […]
Women soldiers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniforms, according to a new regulation prepared by the Defense Ministry to expand the scope of previous rulings on the much-debated issue. (Agencies)
According to the news published in New Age on 19th February, 2017, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is demanding from the Bangladesh government to remove the provision of permitting girls to marry under the age of 18 from the draft Child Marriage Restraint Act 2014 to work towards a Bangladesh free of child marriage. The current […]
On Sunday the 1st of January, a deputy provincial governor in the Iranian capital said that homeless women in Tehran who are drug-dependent and who also practice prostitution should be encouraged to be sterilized. He stated that over 20 percent of them have AIDS and they spread various diseases and that in addition to spreading […]
Following the organizing of the Miss Globe Pageant this year in Tunisia and setting the date of 25/12/2016 to take place in the Qubba Palace in El Menzah and based on the follow-up of the preparations and statements of those overseeing the pageant, we in the Women’s Section of the Media Office of Hizb ut […]
People’s Daily reported on 13th December that China is quickly becoming a country of bachelors and spinsters as its unmarried population touched a whopping 200 million. According to research conducted by Tencent in 2016, 36.8 per cent of single Chinese women believe marriage is not necessary to live happy lives.
The Idea that oppressed Muslim women want greater integration is a liberal assumption more dangerous than any Anti-immigration rhetoric On the 10th December 2016, the UK Mirror Newspaper published a report by British-born Asian Muslim Saira Khan who says she has watched with growing alarm the spread of ethnic minority ghettos in the UK. She thanked […]
Afghanistan Times reported on 4th December 2016 that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Sunday said that still 80 percent of Afghan women experience or has experienced at least one type of violence in Afghanistan during their lives. Deputy Minister for Public Health Ahmad Jan Naeem, said that “8,188 cases of gender-based violence have […]
Question: As-Salam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu My question to our honourable Sheikh, may Allah bless you and increase your knowledge and grant you good health, I would like the tafseer of the verse in Surat An-Noor, after seeking refuge in Allah from the cursed Shaiytan:
November 20th, was established in 1954 by the United Nations, and celebrated each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. However, the portrait of children across the world, and in particular in the Muslim world, proves anything else than togetherness, children’s rights and welfare.
Pakistan has been ranked the second worst country in the world for gender equality for the second year in a row. The World Economic Forum’s global gender gap ranked Pakistan at a dismal 143 with a 0.556 score. Pakistan ranked just above Yemen among 144 countries, performing way behind India and Bangladesh which ranked at 87 and […]
Women in Tunisia, like other women in the Muslim countries were dignified and honoured when the Muslims had a state and an implemented system of life. But after the destruction of the Khilafah in the twenties of the last century, and the absence of Allah’s Shariah from application, women suffered humiliation and abuse, and ever […]
Japan Times and many international media were repeatedly reported about the suicide case of Matsuri Takahashi (24), a female employee of major Japanese advertising agency Dentsu Inc. last December 2015. This case has been recognized as a case of death from overwork, or karoshi, after severe work conditions were ruled to have caused her to […]
On the 4th of October 2016, the BBC reported on a new guide that reveals the effects of the media representations of women and how harmful they are in molding a negative body image and unrealistic expectations of physical perfection. Research by Girlguiding suggests that Girls in the UK are markedly less confident about their […]
Earlier this month, a Guardian article stated that over a quarter of a million children in England are receiving mental health care for problems such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. According to the piece, based on figures from NHS Digital, the UK’s health service’s statistical arm, almost 12,000 boys and girls aged 5 and […]
Recently in the United States, magazines have included socially popular Muslim women wearing the headscarf on the covers along with their interviews, with magazine editors priding their ability to diversify their media’s platforms to the American public, claiming to break barriers.
The banning of the full body swimsuit termed the “burkini” has dominated news headlines over the past two weeks. Around 30 towns have banned the burkini from their beaches, with some mayors linking the bans to the 14 July lorry attack in Nice that killed 86 and the murder of a Catholic priest near Rouen […]
The 13th of August marked the 60th anniversary of Tunisia’s Personal Status Code (PSC) introduced in 1956 by the staunch secular dictator Habib Bourguiba. The PSC abolished the sublime Islamic social laws and replaced them with rulings shaped upon flawed Western secular principles such as gender equality. Polygamy was outlawed, a minimum age for marriage […]
On Tuesday 7th June, experts working in schools and with young girls who suffer sexual harassment and abuse inside and outside the classroom told an inquiry by the parliamentary women and equalities select committee that action needed to be taken to tackle the “ticking time-bomb” of sexual bullying in classrooms. They suggested that there should […]
During this month, the issue of sexual crime against children in Indonesia went viral triggered by the tragedy of a 14-year-old girl who died from gang-rape by 14 men who are also partly under age. This had other cases popping up to the surface where children were the victims as well the perpetrators. Even Indonesian […]