Minority Commission issues notice to MES prez on 'niqab' row

The Kerala State Minority Commission today issued notice to Muslim Education Society (MES) president Dr P A Fazal Gafoor, who had stoked a controversy saying 'niqab' or veil used by Muslim women to cover their faces, is 'unislamic'.

BJP slammed for raking up 'love jihad'

: Political leaders and parties Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for raking up the issue of 'love Jihad' - a term used by the party to accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu girls into marriage and then forcing them to convert to Islam.

Muslim women`s organisation seeks changes in personal law

BMMA, an organisation which works for the welfare of Muslim women, has demanded sweeping reforms in the law governing Muslim marriages, including a ban on polygamy and unilateral talaq.

SP leader Azmi defends controversial remarks on women

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on defended his remarks that a woman and a man entering into sexual relations outside marriage should be punished, drawing sharp criticism from activists.

Muslim women threaten to leave Central African Republic

More than 100 Muslim women in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), are threatening to leave.

Swamy allowed to implead in PIL on Muslim women`s inheritance

The Kerala High Court on Thursday permitted BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to implead in a PIL seeking to declare the practise followed by Muslims regarding the inheritance of property by women on basis of Shariat, as `unconstitutional`.

All-women Sharia Court to redress grievances of Muslim women

A Sharia Court conducted solely by women with an aim to redress grievances of Muslim women has started functioning in the city.

British politician calls for ban on wearing veils in public

Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne has reportedly called for a national debate on whether young Muslim women can be prevented from having the burka (veil) imposed on them.

UK judge says Muslim women must remove veil while giving trial evidence

A British judge has ruled that Muslim women should remove their veils when giving evidence during a trial.

Femen`s Topless Jihad Day protested by Muslim women group

The members of Muslim Women Against Femen are encouraging supporters to participate in Muslimah Pride Day to show that they do not agree with Femen`s actions, New York Daily News reports.

Chinese navy signs up Uygur Muslim women missions

The Chinese military has began recruiting Uygur Muslim women for its navy in what appears to be first such experiment to open up its ranks for minorities.

Appointment of Muslim women as receptionist illega

Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa against appointment of Muslim women as receptionists, calling it illegal and against sharia law.

Saudi starts expelling Nigerian women pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has started expelling 1,100 Nigerian women pilgrims for violating the kingdom`s rule prohibiting Muslim women from entering the country without a male guardian.

Swiss lawmakers reject plan to ban burqas

Swiss lawmakers have rejected a proposal to ban face-covering veils, such as the burqa worn by some Muslim women, in public spaces.

Muslim women have right to seek divorce: Seminary

Muslim women have the right to end their marriage by seeking divorce, leading Islamic educational institution Bareilly Markaz said.

Sarkozy nixes halal meat in schools for Muslims

The issue of France`s Muslims moved front and center into the campaign with Sarkozy, excluding any special indulgences for separate swimming hours for Muslim women.

Oz council bans men to prevent mixing with women

The Darebin City Council ban in Australia has banned men because it is "not appropriate" for men to mix with Muslim women.

NY park denies entry to Muslim women wearing hijab

The women had come to the park as part of a trip organised by the Muslim American Society of New York to celebrate the
end of the holy month of Ramadan.

NZ Muslim women urged to ‘take off face veils’

The burqas-on-buses debate erupted when two veiled Muslim women wern`t allowed to enter buses.

Muslim women can respect veil bans: Saudi cleric

A leading Saudi cleric hit out at France for moving to ban Muslim face-veils, but approved Muslim women foregoing veils when visiting a country which outlaws them, a report said on Saturday.