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Australia: Muslim woman thrown from moving train

Source : IbTimes / 03 Oct 2014

A woman believed to be a Muslim was left shaken and traumatised after she was thrown out of a train the northern part of Melbourne in a racist attack. Reports said the 26-year-old woman was on a train on the Upfield line when another woman approached her and began verbally abusing her with racist remarks.

 

School Hijab Ban Angers Kenya Muslims

Source  : OnIslam and news Agencies / 29 Sep 2014

A ruling by a Kenyan court to ban hijab in a church-sponsored school has outraged Muslim parents and scholars, who deemed the ruling a setback for the freedom of worship in the Eastern African country.

 

'Viva Palestine' film festival in Malaysia

Source : WorldBulletin / 24 Sep 2014 

One of the important features of the Palestinian cause has always been art and cinema in which their sufferings and struggle for freedom and justice are portrayed

The third film festival held in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, shares the same aim of deploying Palestinians’ message to people all around the world. Four Palestinian female artists who attended the festival with their works are working on creating awareness on the fight for peace, justice and independence taking place in their homeland.

 

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools

Source : rferl / 24 Sep 2014

The Turkish government says it is lifting a ban that has prohibited girls from wearing Islamic head scarves, or hijabs, in secondary school.

Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said late on September 22 that female students will be allowed to wear head scarves "beginning with fifth grade."

 

Australia: senator’s burqa ban call condemned as ‘stupid and ignorant’

Source : Sydney Morning Herald / 23 Sep 2014

Comments by a Liberal senator linking terror raids with a campaign to ban the burqa have been described as “stupid and ignorant” and designed to “feed prejudice”.

As news broke of the mass counter-terrorism operation across Sydney and Brisbane, in which 15 people were arrested and one charged, Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi took to Twitter to rail against the burqa as a “shroud of oppression”.

 

West Virginia Students Try Muslims’ Hijab

Source : OnIslam / 20 Sep 2014

Offering West Virginia students in Marshall University a chance to try the Islamic headscarf, a group of Muslim students held a hijab event to raise awareness about the Islamic headscarf and correct misconceptions surrounding it.

 

Can a Woman’s Son be Her Wali?

Source : ShafiiFiqh / 18 Sep 2014

In the Shafi’i Madhhab, if a woman’s son is connected to her only by the bond of being her child, then he cannot act as her guardian and marry her off. If another connection between them is established, then he may according to that. An example of this is them sharing in lineage by him being both her son and also the son of her uncle’s son; or for example, if he was the judge [qadi].

 

Muslim woman attacked on Vienna train

Source : The Local / 06 Sep 2014

Police said they believed the attacker was “disturbed”.

Zeliha Cicek is the third Muslim to have been assaulted in Vienna in the last month. Cicek, a school teacher and mother of three children, is ethnically Turkish. She said she was talking to her sister on an U3 underground train on her mobile phone when the woman started shouting at her in English.

 

Responsibilities of Saudi police women inside Prophet’s Mosque

Source : Saudi Gazette / 05 Sep 2014

They help the elderly and sick, guide pilgrims, crack down on pickpockets, break up fights among visitors and even help find girls who take refuge inside the Prophet's Mosque after running away from their families.

 

NGOs "force" Nepali Muslims to use contraceptives and abortion

Source : Asia news / 01 Sep 2014 

Non-governmental organizations operating in Nepal "impose contraception, abortion and family planning on Muslim women from the poorest districts. If these do not agree, they lose access to humanitarian aid and the ability to send their children to schools for free. This is really a despicable method that goes against our faith and exploits our poverty" Hassan Miya, a Muslim leader from Banke district tells AsiaNews.

 
 

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