News

11/8/2004
City dwellers now enjoy new freedoms, but in rural areas old rules still apply.
10/8/2004
Afghanistan's only female candidate for president has no money for campaigning and almost no coverage in the media. Islamic fundamentalists hate her, and instead of a political party to support her she has a group of students from Kabul University.
10/8/2004
"20 years barakat!"* 40 years is enough.
9/8/2004
A group called the Canadian Society of Muslims is testing boundaries by establishing the Islamic Institute of Civil Justice to apply the legal code called Shariah, based on the Koran, to settle disputes over property, inheritance, marriage and divorce.
9/8/2004
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board proclaims that triple talaq is a social evil, but it is equally assertive that this social evil should not be removed by legislative reform.
6/8/2004
Iraq's Christians are picking up the pieces after a series of explosions targeted five churches.
6/8/2004
Gulzabira Toreshova doesn't believe in happy marriages. She saw her husband for the first time at a friend's birthday party — by the end of the evening she had been abducted and forced to become his wife.
5/8/2004
Sisters in Islam (SIS) began in a living room with a group of women who got together to study the Quran because they were concerned about the oppression women faced in the name of Islam.
5/8/2004
The Vatican has denounced feminism for trying to blur differences between men and women and threatening the institution of families based on a mother and a father.
5/8/2004
A new family code in Morocco, known as the Mudawana, is having differing effects on women's rights in the Islamic kingdom and the disputed territory of Western Sahara, which falls under Moroccan rule.