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Headscarves to be accepted for bar registry

By Cihan / 12 Nov 2013

The Council of State has ruled that female lawyers are not required to provide a photograph showing their hair in order to register for the bar, the Turkish media reported on Monday.

The 8th Chamber of the Council of State, handling a case opened by a headscarved lawyer after her application for registry at the bar was refused, granted an injunction on a bylaw of the Legal Profession Act. The chamber made its decision unanimously.

 

Hungarian Sister Finds Contentment in Islam

By Patricia Zahra Pál / 11 Nov 2013

When I was 15 years old, my family and I moved from Hungary to Austria, to a little city called Villach.

The integration was not an easy task without the knowledge of the German language.

I was suffering a lot from homesickness and I always wished to have lots of friends who could relieve me from this bad feeling in this new country.

 

Nigerian Movie Star Reverts to Islam

By Rafiu Oriyomi / 06 Nov 2013

Jolting millions of her fans, Nigerian screen diva Lizzy Anjorin has officially embraced Islam, a religion she told OnIslam.net had always been her favorite from childhood but which she could not practice in deference to her father who was a Christian.

“I have always been a Muslim at heart right from childhood. My mother was a Muslim and I have always dreamt of one day practicing Islam,” she told OnIslam.net in a telephone interview.

 

Hamas appoints first female spokesperson

Source : World Bulletin / 06 Nov 2013

Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas appointed a woman as their first English-language spokeswoman on Sunday.

Israa Al-Mudallal, 23, a journalist who spent years as a child in the United Kingdom, said in an interview that she would "address Western and Israeli media" and would "work to change media discourse, painting a different picture of Palestine and Gaza."

 

Saudi Arabia’s Hayat Sindi to serve on U.N. body

Source : Saudi Gazette / 05 Nov 2013

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited Saudi scientist and researcher Hayat Sindi to serve on the world body’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Sindi, one of the first women to be appointed to the Kingdom’s consultative Shoura Council, is among 26 scientists from around the world to join the newly constituted body, which will provide the U.N. leadership with advice on science, technology and innovation for sustainable development.

 

Genius Muslim Girl Makes Record

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 24 Oct 2013

A Nigerian Muslim girl, whose name has been buzzing in the headlines lately as a promising talent, has reserved a place among “The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers” list.

“If you are passionate about what you do, and I am passionate about many things, especially math and science, it will work out well,” Saheela Ibraheem, who lived in Edison, New Jersey, was quoted as saying in The Best Schools website, which announced her title.

 

Muslim woman became teacher in Harvard

Source : Islam-today.ru / 23 Oct 2013

Muslim woman scientist from Baltimore Intisar A. Rabb has been appointed as the leading expert in Islamic law and legal history by the professor of jurisprudence at Harvard Law School. It is reported that she will begin her new work at the faculty in the spring of 2014.

It is worth noting that Intisar has six brothers and sisters. She was born in Baltimore in the typical African-American family. In her early childhood she realized that she have to work more comparing with other ethnic groups to achieve something.

 

1,000 women to work in Grand Mosque

Source : Arab news / 21 Oct 2013

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, head of the General Presidency of the Holy Mosques Affairs, has instructed officials to hire 1,000 female guides to help out women visitors at the Grand Mosque.

The Director of Women Guides Department, Sheikh Adel Al-Hamdan, said the presidency has given its nod for the recruitment of 1,000 women who have the required qualifications, both on permanent and temporary basis.

 

Saudi woman runs for Jeddah’s Chamber of Commerce board membership

By Nada Altuwaijri / 4 Oct 2013

Not so many women in Saudi Arabia are commonly known for holding leading positions in the kingdom’s booming business sector. But one young Saudi woman is aiming straight for the top.

Rania Salama has launched a campaign to be elected to the board of Jeddah’s Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves as the chair of the Young Businesswomen Committee at the chamber.

 

Qur’an Courts Relief India Muslim Women

By Shuriah Niazi / 28 Sep 2013

Voicing complaints about male-dominated Shari`ah courts, a leading activist women group has established new Qur’an courts for Indian Muslim women, offering legal aid and speedy justice to disadvantaged, poor women.
 
“We shall try to ensure that the women get justice,” Saifia Akhtar of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Sangathan (Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan BMMA), told OnIslam.net.

 
 

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