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 […]
According to the news of bdnews24.com, police have failed to figure out why college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu has been killed in Comilla, much less recognize the killers even a month into the killing. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police say they can only confirm that the murder, which triggered nationwide protests, was premeditated. […]
How many times those piercing eyes have questioned their credibility? And how many times, these women on her toes 24×7 have been belittled for their efforts just for being a ‘housewife’? So, is the situation better off for working mothers? Not really! They bore the brunt of unrealistic expectation — both indoor and outdoor. Along […]
On 30th of March 2016, the news network Al Jazeera reported that the French Minister for Women’s Rights, Laurence Rossignol, likened Muslim women who wear Hijab to American “Negroes” who accepted slavery. Her comments were made on RMC Radio and BFM TV in response to the growing trend in so called ‘Islamic fashion’ and mainstream […]
The Sudanese government and the United Nations ratified a joint action plan for the protection of children from violations in conflict zones. The plan took four years of research and deliberations between the two sides and it was described by the UN as being a comprehensive plan. The Minister of Social Welfare, Mashair Al-Dawalab, in […]
Saudi Arabia has expressed regret and sorrow for the current problems experienced by women in many parts of the world, mentioning the violation of Palestinian and Syrian women’s human rights and calling the “international community” to eradicate ‘such crimes and inhumane practices’ and to ‘hold accountable those who commit them’. These facts were part of […]
On Friday 4th March, the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal ordered Hizb ut Tahrir in Australia to stop so-called ‘forcibly’ segregating men and women at its public events after judging that the practice constituted sexual discrimination. The ruling came in relation to a case raised by the former NT News journalist Alison Bevege […]
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day organized by the United Nations on the 8th March is “Pledge for Parity” which is calling its supporters to take strong practical steps to increase gender parity within their societies. It is a continuation of the UN’s international campaign, “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for […]
The recent move of international fashion house Dolce and Gabbana, to launch their first collections of abayahs and hijabs aimed at the Muslim woman, cemented the growing importance of Muslim fashion. The brand was the latest of several major fashion labels to have recently created clothing for Muslims. DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Oscar de la […]
This January and February marks 5 years since the beginning of the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria against brutal dictatorships. Hopes were ignited amongst some that replacing tyrants with secular democracies would establish dignity for the people and create just and prosperous societies. Women played a significant role in the protests which […]
It was repugnant and vile; very much characteristic of Charlie Hebdo publications. In its latest edition, this odious magazine featured a cartoon suggesting that drowned 3-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi would have grown up to be a sex attacker like those migrants accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of women in Cologne on the 31st of […]
Xinhua News Agency reported that the National People’s Congress changed Chinese law and permitted Chinese families to have two children. It is stated, “State supports right of every family to have two children.” This law will become operative by January 1, 2016.
The Guardian Newspaper of 14th December 2015 published news on a research report from Tanzania Network of Legal Providers (TANLAP) that suggested there is an alarming growth of gender based violence and matrimonial cases in Tanzania.
Questions: Question by Sameh Rayhan Abu Myassara Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh, is there something forbidden about the bridegroom informing the women that he will enter to see his bride in the wedding, so all the women sit down and cover themselves and only his female Maharem will stay around him in order to […]
This article seeks to showcase the failures of the Beijing Declaration and any attempts of secular systems to address the problem of violence against women through the case studies of Tunisia and Turkey. 20 years have passed since 189 UN Member States adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action contained within the UN Beijing […]
Question: Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu, I would like to inquire about the Shariah rule because I am confused… Is it permissible for the menstruating woman to read Quran from the internet or a mobile phone? I would like an answer. Wa Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah From Raheeq Em Yousif
By the end of the 20th century, various international agreements and treaties have been ratified by the member states of the UN to empower women among which are the Convention on the Political Rights of Women (1952), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW, 1979), the International Conference on Population […]
Question: Assalamu Alaikoum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu, I wanted to ask about the permissibility of the woman to show her feet in public, and if the forbiddance of showing the feet is similar to that of showing any other ‘Awrah of the woman? Also, what is the limit to the private life; is it only […]
On the 7th of September 2015, the meeting of Women Parliamentarians for ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (WAIPA) has been held at Dewan Sarawak Hotel Shangri-La, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The acknowledgment of gender equality in the agenda of the post development 2015 are among the three resolutions achieved. The two remaining resolutions are encouraging the culture of […]