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Kosovo elects first lawmaker to wear a headscarf

Source : World Bulletin / 12 Jun 2014

Labinote Demi-Murtezi, who won enough votes in the elections, became Kosovo's first headscarved lawmaker to enter the parliament.

Murtezi collected the most votes among the female candidates. She needed 5,000 votes to take a seat as a lawmaker and by the end of the elections over 6,000 votes were given to her.


Worship in Ramadan For a Menstruating Woman

Source : Seekers Guidance / 07 Jun 2014


If a sister is unable to fast the last 10 days of Ramadan, what are somethings she is permissible to do since those last ten 10 are sacred?


Muslim women call to end headscarf ban in Tatarstan

Source : World Bulletin / 07 Jun 2014

The Union of Muslim Women in Russia and Tatarstan have called on the Russian Education Ministry to remove the headscarf ban in schools in the Republic of Tataristan.

In the 'Women Representatives of Peace' meeting, which hosted 324 delegates including those from the Russian republics of Bashkortistan and Mordovia, speakers called for the ban on the headscarf to end.


All-Russian Congress of Muslim women's organizations held in Moscow

Source : | 03 June 2014

From 30-31 May 2014, two important events were held by Russian Muslims: VI International Peace Forum "Islam - the religion of peace and creation" in Grozny, which brought together all the biggest contemporary Islamic scholars from around the world, and the event, more modest, but at the same time infinitely important in contemporary Russia - Russian Congress of Muslim women's organizations in Moscow, organized by the International club "Aisha".


Saudi women forbidden to work after 11

Source : Arab News / 30 May 2014

The Labor Ministry has fixed the working hours for women between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. 

The move ensures that women don’t begin work too early and don’t work after streets become empty. 


Making up Missed Prayers during Menstruation

Source : Darul Iftaa / 29 May 2014

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

The obligation of prayer (salat) has been removed from a woman who is in her menstrual periods. As such, a woman need not make Qadha of the prayers she missed whilst in menstruation.


Queensland rejects anti-niqab bill

Source : The Guardian / 23 May 2014

The Queensland government has rejected a push by independents and minor parties to force Muslim women to remove their burqas or veils to prove their identity.

The bill, introduced by the independent MP for Nicklin, Peter Wellington, would have allowed lawyers, police, prison officers, justices of the peace and other “persons of responsibility” to require a person to remove any face covering to establish their identity.


Designer from Kazan wins this year’s Islamic Clothes Grand Prix

Source : Tatar-Inform / 17 May 2014

The Kazan-born designer Aisylu Kalimullina won the Grand Prix of Islamic Clothes international Muslim clothes festival. She was voted the Best Designer of 2014. She received gold earrings with diamonds as a gift from the organisers.


Slovenia produces second headscarfed Muslim EP nominee

Source : The BosniaTimes / 15  May 2014

Slovenia has nominated a headscarfed Muslim woman to represent its Social Liberal Party in the upcoming European Parliament elections on May 25.

Faila Pasic Bisic, a women’s rights activist, is now the second headscarfed Muslim women to seek election into the European Parliament after Greece’s Anna Stamou.


Western countries 'look down' on Muslim women

Source : World Bulletin / 13 May 2014

Merve Kavakci, a Turkish politician who is currently a Lecturer of International Relations at George Washington University, accused Europe of prejudice regarding Muslim women.

Speaking at an international congress in Istanbul on Thursday on “Perceptions and the Image of Muslim Women in Europe," Kavakci said Western countries look down on Muslims, patronizing them and thinking they need to be trained in humanist values.


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