Women’s Voice

Tehran: Iran is all set to appoint its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, marking a breakthrough for women in government under the president, Hassan Rouhani. Marzieh Afkham, who is the country’s first foreign ministry spokeswoman, will head a mission in East Asia, the state news agency reported. Afkham will only be the […]

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Niloofer Rahmani, First woman pilot of Afghan Air Force has been honored with the U.S Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Rahmani, 23, defied death threats from the terror group and even members of her own extended family to become the first female fixed-wing Air Force aviator in Afghanistan’s history and the first […]

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The social tradition that expects a divorced woman to live at her father’s house does not seem acceptable anymore, especially in light of the fact that women have become self-independent. By Dr. Fawziya Al-Bakr Perhaps the first female role model that comes to my mind is Khadija Bint Khuwaylid (may Allah be pleased with her), […]

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The young American Muslims behind the Women’s Mosque are working to counter cultural practices that marginalize women, by linking their effort with established Muslim traditions By Nick Street Los Angeles: The first women-only mosque in the United States opened its doors in Los Angeles on a Friday, last fortnight with an inaugural jummah, or prayer, […]

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Islam gave women the right to inheritance, to be a witness in court, to vote, to engage in politics, to run her own business, the right to education; which were unheard of in that time in other parts of the world. By Samar Yahya Women in Islamic history gained strength from a legacy of strong […]

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