We are falling into the collective trap of a psycho-political understanding where the only Muslim worthy of being 'asked' to be 'saved' has to be the one who fits the mould of a stereotypical Indian Muslim, who is distanced from the faith and does not claim their religious identity
A 'halal' app for dirty fantasies: How 'Tinder for Muslims' is also feeding fetishes far removed from its original intent
Minder is described as an app for “awesome Muslims to meet each other” — basically, to find potential spouses. But there's a lot else going on on the "halal" app.
The Aladia Sisters: Khalid Mohamed writes of six Muslim girls who ran away from home to define their destinies
The Aladia Sisters traverses the era of the British Raj, the Partition and India’s Independence to the here and now of the Internet millennium to tell the story of six sisters who belong to a patriarchal Muslim family.
Kerala woman protests outside husband's house for giving triple talaq; police registers case against man
Juveira, the woman from Kerala, further claimed that trouble with her husband began a year and a half back when Sameer gave her a talaq but, she refused to accept.
Indian-origin Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi slams Boris Johnson for equating burqa-clad women with ‘bank robbers’, ‘letterboxes’
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a Labour Party MP from Slough, slammed Johnson for equating burqa-clad Muslim women with 'bank robbers', 'letterboxes'
Despite Parliament passing the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Bill, 2019, new cases of triple talaq were reported from Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh
Newly-married woman from Uttar Pradesh accuses husband of giving her triple talaq for failure to pay dowry
A newly married woman on Monday accused her husband, residing in Saudi Arabia, of giving her 'triple talaq' (divorce) over the phone for failing to pay dowry
Surge in misogyny on social media as Indian men 'look' for Kashmiri women for marriage; women's right activist decry objectification
Many women and women's rights activists condemned the online comments welcoming the abrogation for making it "easier for Indian men to marry Kashmiri women". Supporters of Narendra Modi-led BJP had flooded social media with jubilant posts after the change.
Delhi Talks: Nationalism reduced to hatred against minorities, lower castes, neighbouring country, says activist Syeda Saiyidain Hameed
'Hatred against women who dare to come out and declare their personhood is palpable everywhere,' says activist Syeda Saiyidain Hameed.
Kozhikode-based Muslim Education Society bans hijab, says it will empower women: Religious groups, students outrage
Kozhikode-based MES, with its 100-odd educational institutes and a student strength of about a lakh, issued a circular banning hijab and instructing the heads to not allow students with any dress covering their face from the next academic year. The move has got traditionalists in the community up in arms.
Sri Lanka 'face veil' ban designed to distract people from govt's failures, reaffirms structural oppression of Muslim women
In just over a week since Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, the meaning of hijab is changing in the island nation; Maithripala Sirisena govt's ban on 'face veil' reaffirms the structural oppression of Muslim women
Supreme Court to hear Pune couple's plea seeking entry of Muslim women into mosques, cites Sabarimala judgment
The Supreme Court bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner that it will hear the matter because of the apex court's judgment in the case involving Kerala's Sabarimala temple
Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan demanded that all political parties commit to 50 percent reservation for women in the Assembly and Parliament
Akhilesh Yadav attacks Centre for approving triple talaq ordinance, says it will be as 'weapon against minorities'
A bill on the triple talaq ordinance making the practise of instance divorce void and an offence is pending in Rajya Sabha. The bill will lapse on 3 June with the dissolution of the present Lok Sabha.
Does Bareilly nikah-halala not shock your conscience? Arun Jaitley slams 'Rahul and coterie' over promise to scrap triple talaq bill
In a Facebook post, Arun Jaitley lashed out at Congress for promising, at a minority convention, to withdraw the triple talaq bill which is pending in the Parliament.
Triple talaq bill anti-women, says women's wing of AIMPLB; asks why Muslim men singled out and penalised for divorce
The women's wing of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board Tuesday alleged that the triple talaq bill is anti-women and asked Rajya Sabha members to send it to a Select Committee for legal scrutiny
Muslim women of 20th century India are being celebrated through a history project that decimates stereotypes
A new history project-cum-exhibition called Pathbreakers puts together the stories of 21 Muslim women who — the horrors of Partition notwithstanding — rose to prominence in modern, independent India.
After Sabarimala verdict, Muslim women are all set to approach SC demanding entry to mosques, priesthood
The Supreme Court verdict lifting a ban on the entry of women in the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple rekindled the hopes of Muslim women in securing their right.
After Sabarimala, Kerala-based Muslim women's forum to move SC seeking right to offer prayers, entry in mosques
"Our demand is to end this gender discrimination and allow Muslim women to pray in all mosques, cutting across denominations," said NISA president VP Zuhra.
Narendra Modi to address nation on 48th edition of Mann Ki Baat today; tune in to Doordarshan, AIR for live broadcast
Narendra Modi will address the nation on the 48th edition of his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme on Sunday.