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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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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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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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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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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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