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Muslim woman running for U.S. Congress

Source : Saudi Gazette / 09 May 2014

Cheryl Sudduth is making history; she is the second Muslim woman to run for Congress in the United States. A 2014 democratic candidate, she is seeking election to the House of Representatives to represent the 11th congressional district of California; which consists of portions of Contra Costa County.


First Saudi woman appointed to a top OIC post

Source : Saudi Gazette / 01 May 2014

Maha Akeel, a Saudi journalist who was the managing editor of OIC journal, has been appointed the Director of Information and Public Relations at the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The appointment of a woman as a Director of a department is a shot-in-the-arm for women empowerment.


Role of Dagestani women discussed in Makhachkala

Source : islam.ru / 30 Apr 2014

A round table discussion "The Role of Dagestani women in modern society" took place at the National Library of the Republic of Dagestan named after Rasul Gamzatov in Makhachkala. The event was organized at the initiative of the Spiritual Administration of Dagestani Muslims, Dagestan regional public organization of muslim women "Muslimat" with the assistance of the Committee on Freedom of Conscience and interaction with religious organizations of Dagestani Republic.


Yemen lawmakers to consider minimum marriage age for girls

Source : Agencies / 28 Apr 2014

An international rights group says a law setting 18 as the minimum age to get married will be proposed in Yemen and has urged its passage.

Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the draft law was presented to the government on Sunday by the Legal Affairs Minister Mohammed Al-Mekhlafi.


Meeting of Tatarstani Muslimas activists held in Tatarstan

Source : Islam.ru / 25 Apr 2014

A meeting of Muslim women activists was held in Kazan. Muslim women from different towns and districts of Tatarstan attended the event. They visited “Yardem” mosque and a center for blind, which is located on the territory of the mosque.


Islamic fashion show held in Bishkek

Source : Islam.ru / 21 Apr 2014

Islamic fashion show of Muslim women clothes was held in Bishkek. According to the organizers, their main goal was to change the opinion of those who believe that hijab is Arabic national clothes.


Is the ‘Iddah after Khulu’ One Month or Three?

Source : Shafii Fiqh / 16 Apr 2014


As salaamu alaykum dear respected scholar. I would like to ask according to Shafi’i Fiqh is a Khula a from of Talaq or divorce? And if so is the ‘iddah the same as a Talaq (three periods of purity between menstrual cycles)?


Canadian college student experiments with wearing a hijab

Source : Daily Mail / 15 Apr 2014

A Canadian college student recently conducted a social experiment to see if people treated her differently if she wore a hijab - a traditional Muslim veil that covers a woman's head and chest - and what she discovered was a bit unexpected.


Saudi Shura wants Islam-compliant sports education for girls

Source : Saudi Gazette / 10 Apr 2014

The Saudi Shura Council demanded the Ministry of Education on Tuesday to study adding physical fitness programs for girls in government schools in conformity with shariah.

Private schools were allowed last year to start sport classes for girls. The Council called on the ministry to coordinate with the Ministry of Higher Education to lay down suitable training programs for female teachers, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.


Biometrics for expat women ‘mandatory’

Source : Arab News / 09 Apr 2014 

The Passport Department will soon make it mandatory for expat women over 18 to record their biometric information if they want to travel, get new iqamas and final exit visas.

Women would have to register their biometric details at a local passport office, according to local media.


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