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Saudi Women Allowed to Issue Fatwas

Saudi Women Allowed to Issue Fatwas

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saudi women are now allowed to issue fatwas following a vote in the Shoura Council. The historic move was approved by 107 votes and ends 45 years of only specialist men being able to issue fatwas in the Kingdom. The female muftis are to be chosen by a royal decree. The Shoura Council approved the […]

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Dr. Jemilah Mahmood – Malaysian Woman Leads Mercy Mission

Dr. Jemilah Mahmood – Malaysian Woman Leads Mercy Mission

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dr Jemilah Mahmood and her team were on their way to deliver medical supplies to a children’s hospital in Iraq when they were trapped in a crossfire. Two people died, another two doctors were injured. Dr Jemilah was shot in her hip. She stitched herself up, left the bullet in. Today, Dr Jemilah is the […]

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Muslim Feminism Beyond Driving

Muslim Feminism Beyond Driving

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The lifting of the Saudi driving ban is not motivated by concern for women’s rights, but rather strategic interest. By Rafia Zakaria The royal decree came on a Tuesday during the month of Muharram, while many of the world’s Muslims were mourning. Announced simultaneously on Saudi state television and via a live media event in Washington, DC, King […]

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First Spokeswoman Appointed at Saudi Embassy in Washington

First Spokeswoman Appointed at Saudi Embassy in Washington

| November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fatimah Baeshen is the first Saudi woman spokesperson at the Kingdom’s embassy in Washington DC. Baeshan was a director at the Washington based think tank Arabia Foundation. She joined the Arabia Foundation after having worked with the Saudi Ministry of Labour and the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh between 2014 and 2017. […]

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Rise in Demand for Mufti Course among Women

Rise in Demand for Mufti Course among Women

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Jamiat-ul-Mominath seminary at Moghalpura in the Old City is the first and only institution to offer a Mufti course for women. Hyderabad: More women are now becoming muftis in the city in order to reach out to Muslim women who are hesitant to approach male muftis to sort out their problems. A mufti is […]

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Laws  For Women, Not Against Muslims

Laws For Women, Not Against Muslims

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is anybody’s guess as to how many ordinary Muslims understand the spirit of the Holy Quran or its underlying principles of gender justice. By Noorjehan Safia Niaz and Zakia Soman The reform of personal laws is critical for Indian democracy and citizenship, but it has been neglected too long. On one hand, Muslim women […]

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Report Shows 80% of Job Seekers in Saudi Arabia are Women

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Women continue to search for jobs up to the age of retirement, given that 3,488 women aged 57 to 66 were still registered as job seekers. Women constituted over three quarters of job seekers in Saudi Arabia, according to a report covering the last quarter of 2016. Women represented 80.6 percent of registered job seekers […]

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Afghanistan’s First All-Female TV Station

Afghanistan’s First All-Female TV Station

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Zan’s task is to build an audience by developing cutting-edge shows on issues affecting Afghan women. Zan TV launched in Kabul, Afghanistan, some months ago, is the first TV station in Afghanistan to be made for, and run entirely by women. It’s a bold initiative for a country where the television industry is run solely […]

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First  Woman Head Chef in Riyadh Hotel

First Woman Head Chef in Riyadh Hotel

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dhoha Abdullah has become the first Saudi female chef in Saudi Arabia, where she’s become a head chef at a hotel in Riyadh. Dhoha, who holds a Master’s Degree in social services, began to improve her cooking skills after her family encouraged her and told her she cooked better food than hotels and restaurants did. […]

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Sing to Ban Child Marriage

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors Sing to Ban Child Marriage

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

“A little girl is still a child. She cannot be a mother or a bride. Let her grow up to live a fulfilling life. Say NO to child marriage,” sings Kidjo, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, along with UNICEF national Goodwill Ambassador Zeynab Abib New York: Singer Angélique Kidjo and eight of Benin’s other music artists […]

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