Our community is beset with a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart of our communal will. This crisis is evident in the erosion of what could be termed as eradication of the social fabric of our society specifically, and the loss of a[…]
The two public swimming pools in southeast France shut down despite the current heatwave after a row over the use of full-body Islamic “burkini” swimsuits. Seven burkini-clad women, accompanied by activists from the Alliance Citoyenne rights group, went to the Grenoble pools on Sunday demanding the right to bathe –[…]
Hundreds took to the streets of Copenhagen on Wednesday to protest the new ban on wearing face veils – or the niqab – in public. Activists have said they intend to continue protesting the ban, and Muslim women who wear the niqab have vowed to defy it. The new measure,[…]
By Yaseen Kippie While Muslim women in polygamous marriages are now able to inherit from their deceased spouse with the amendment of the Wills Act, Shehaam Samaai, an attorney and director at the Women’s Legal Centre, says women’s vulnerabilities persist due to the lack of a legal framework under the[…]
In what has been described an unprecedented move in the history of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), a female representative has been elected as a member of the ulama body’s Executive Committee. The announcement was made following a by-election on April 21, 2018, at the MJC’s Annual General Meeting. Having[…]
Muslim and civil rights groups on Tuesday challenged a Quebec ban on officials or anyone receiving public services from covering their faces, arguing it infringes on women’s and Muslim religious rights. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims asked the Quebec Superior Court to[…]
By Yaseen Kippie While South Africans feel the country is in bleak state given the current political upheaval and weak economy, world renowned speaker Yvonne Ridley calls our country a place of optimism, and an example for the Middle East. Ridley is a British journalist, who was captured by the Taliban[…]
A French human rights group has said it will oppose a ban on burkinis in courts after the seaside city of Cannes barred the full-body, head-covering swimsuits worn by some Muslim women. “Ten women have asked us to sue the town of Cannes,” Marwan Muhammad, the executive director of the[…]
Nariman Reinke, a German soldier of Moroccan origin, decided to take a stand against the Cologne assaults of New Year’s Eve and the racism that followed. But she has received a decidedly mixed response. In the days after New Year’s Eve, police reported that a series of sexual assaults and[…]
The group of young Muslim women called the AnNur Sisterhood have mobilized to assist the people of Palestine in the development of a new water well. VOC, the Muslim Judicial Council and the Al Quds Foundation launched the project collectively to provide clean, drinkable water to the thousands of Palestinians[…]
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