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Selangor to table bill to up marriage age for Muslim women

The Selangor government will table a bill to amend the marriage age for Muslim women during the state legislative assembly sitting which will commence next month.
 
Selangor Speaker Ng Suee Lim said it would be done during the sitting of the 14th state legislative assembly which is scheduled to be officiated on Sept 3. The sitting will begin the next day and expected to end on Sept 7.
 
 

Swedish Muslim woman gets hundreds of threats after winning discrimination case

A muslim woman in Sweden on Saturday said she has received hundreds of threats and sexually explicit abusive messages after a local court ruled in her favor in a discrimination case.
 
Farah Alhajeh, 24, is to get 40,000 Swedish krona ($4,366) in damages from a company that discriminated against her faith-based choices during a job interview.
 
She became the target of threats and abusive messages after the court ruling.
 
 

Baby boy born in Arafat holy site during Hajj

A baby boy was born at a holy site in Saudi Arabia while Muslim pilgrims were performing Hajj rituals on Monday.
 
A Saudi Press Agency report said a Jordanian woman gave birth to the baby at the Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital in Arafat .
 
Arafat, about 20 kilometers southeast of Makkah, is where Muslims performing Hajj go to pray on the ninth day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar for the most important part of the pilgrimage. 
 
 

Shoura to discuss proposal to raise role of women in judiciary

The Shoura Council will vote on a proposal to strengthen women lawyers and legal practitioners after four weeks when it returns to session after the summer recess.

 

Girl denied internship in Belgium due to headscarf

Betul Baslik, a Turkish-origin social services and pedagogy graduate, has been denied an internship by a Belgian retirement home due to her headscarf.

 

first Muslim woman elected to US Congress

Former Michigan state lawmaker Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after winning the Democratic primary on Tuesday for a House seat in the state.

Tlaib will run unopposed in the general election in November, with no Republicans on the ballot in the overwhelmingly Democratic district in and around Detroit.

The key election takeaways: a Democratic surge and big wins for women

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Women in Abu Dhabi urged to use female-only parking

Women in the capital are encouraged to take advantage of the female-only parking spaces that can be found in various areas of Abu Dhabi city.

 

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.

 
 

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