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Spiritual deceases - by Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi

Address by Honorable Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi ad-Daghestani at a meeting of Dagestani Mufti Said Muhammad Abubakarov and Muslims Clerical Board with Chirkey village jamaat, Chirkey village jum`ah mosque, 1996

Khawala Bint Al Azwar - the Islamic heroine

Khawala Bint Al Azwar - heroine of Islam. By Ma'n Abul Husn

There is not an Arab city that does not have a school carrying the name of Khawala Bint Al Azwar, the extraordinary woman who was so contemporary of the early years of Islam. Most of what history tells us about her childhood and environment is quite vague, but provides rich information about her courage that had most likely played a role in strengthening the new religion.

Prophet Muhammad Mercy to Women

By Umme Maryam |Radianceweekly| 1 Feb 2012

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists.” (Al-Qur’ān – 21:107)

OIC Holds International Conference on Women's Equality in Muslim Societies

By Islam Today | 24 Dec 2011

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) hosted a conference Friday on "Change in Muslim Societies and the Role of Women" at Istanbul's Ceylan Intercontinental Hotel.

The event was a platform for discussion on the following issues:

1. the commitment to improving women's status in Muslim societies
2. implementing gender-inclusive governance reforms for promoting gender equality in public policy
3. devising measurements to promote a more balanced representation of men and women in decision-making bodies

Nobel Peace Prize honors African, Arab women

by Gwladys Fouche and Terje Solsvik | Reuters | Oslo / 07 Oct 2011

Declaring women's rights vital for world peace, the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three indomitable campaigners against war and oppression -- a Yemeni and two Liberians, including that country's president.

New Australian law to make Muslim women lift veils

Source : Rod McGuirk | AP
CANBERRA : Australia | 10 Jul 2011

Muslim women would have to remove veils and show their faces to police on request or risk a prison sentence under proposed new laws in Australia's most populous state that have drawn criticism as culturally insensitive.

Muslim women gain higher profile in U.S.

Source : Brian Knowlton | The New York Times
ATLANTA | 27 Dec 2010

Around Sept. 11, 2001, not long after she founded the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, Soumaya Khalifa heard from a group whose name sounded like “Bakers Club.” It wanted a presentation.

The address was unfamiliar, but she went anyway. The group turned out to be the Bickerers Club, whose members love to argue. Islam was their topic du jour and their venue was a tavern. Ms. Khalifa laughed, and made the best of it.

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