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Shazia Khan’s Cooking Studio – An Ode to the Love of Cooking

Shazia Khan’s Cooking Studio – An Ode to the Love of Cooking

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stepping into Shazia’s Cooking Studio in Bangalore might remind you of the colourful land of toffees in the Magic Faraway Tree fairy tale! By Nigar Sweet childhood memories can stay with us forever, and for Bangalore-based Shazia Khan, the kitchen in her childhood home was among the most joyful, happy and exciting place of all! […]

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A Way of Life for Tazaiyun Oomer – Spreading Smiles!

A Way of Life for Tazaiyun Oomer – Spreading Smiles!

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Being a literature student, Tazaiyun Oomer could have woven yarns of prose and poetry if she wished to, but she chose instead to work at the grassroots, through ‘Humane Touch Trust’, which has been a means to bring hope in the lives of many! By Nigar Meeting Tazaiyun Omer was like meeting a good old […]

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Fifty Medals and Counting

Fifty Medals and Counting

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dexterous leftie Sabiya has done Karnataka proud with her unique throwball playing skill in international tournaments. By A Staff Writer She is just twenty something and has represented India in as many as seven international women’s throwball championship events. Just back from Dhaka, Sabiya’s fortunes have been soaring over the years, taking her from Colombo […]

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There is No Such Thing as Nikah Halala in Quran

There is No Such Thing as Nikah Halala in Quran

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nowhere does the Quran give carte blanche for Muslim men to indulge in polygamy. Forgetting or ignoring the conditions the Quran laid down, men continued these practices. By Rana Safvi The Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed in 610 AD and the very first verse was “Read” (96: 1). Unfortunately for Islam, most people took […]

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Souad Abderrahim

Souad Abderrahim

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tunisians have elected their capital’s first female mayor. Souad Abderrahim was officially elected mayor of Tunis, winning 33.8 per cent of the vote during the municipal elections in May, and then the vote of 26 municipal councilors against her opponent’s 22.The 53-year-old beat Kamel Idir, a candidate of the Nidaa Tounes party, founded by the […]

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Dr. Tamadur bint Yousef al-Rammah

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saudi Woman Elected in UN Gender Discrimination Elimination Committee A UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women elected Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Tamadur bint Yousef al-Rammah, the country’s Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development, as a member, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The news comes as another Saudi woman, Basmah al-Mayman, won […]

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Wan Azizah – Malaysia’s Most Powerful Female Politician

Wan Azizah – Malaysia’s Most Powerful Female Politician

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Putrajaya: Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s childhood ambition was to become a doctor. Now that she is Malaysia’s most powerful female politician, she says her mission is to improve women’s rights. The 65-year-old made history recently when she was named Malaysia’s deputy prime minister. She is the first woman to hold the post, and one of […]

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Akeela Ahmed – British Muslim Woman Awarded MBE

Akeela Ahmed – British Muslim Woman Awarded MBE

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Muslim woman honoured by the British Queen with an MBE hopes her award “silences the haters” who contribute to an environment of Islamophobia. Akeela Ahmed said she accepted her MBE for services to Muslim women on behalf of those she works with through the “She Speaks We Hear” online platform she founded, describing them […]

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Call for Appointing Female Muftis

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

A senior Saudi cleric ​recently ​ called for the appointment of female Islamic scholars or “muftis” within Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars. Muftis are jurists qualified to give authoritative legal opinions known as fatwas while interpreting Islamic law. Sheikh Abduallah Al Mutlaq, a member of the council, said female muftis would offer fatwas particularly […]

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Beyond Purdah

Beyond Purdah

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

20th Century Muslim Women Who Broke Societal Barriers New Delhi: Far from the commonly held impression of silenced, cloistered and acquiescent Muslim women, an exhibition reminds Indians of the post-Independence contribution of some women who became role models for new generations. Titled “Pathbreakers”, the exhibition was organised by Muslim Women’s Forum in partnership with UN Women at India Habitat Centre to […]

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