We have received this open appeal for support from like-minded Muslim organizations and individuals around the globe to protest the recent passing of the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Bill 2005 by the Malaysian Senate.
Lawyers for the dead man's relatives say the ruling leaves non-Muslims little protection in family disputes considered under Islamic law.
Malaysia is moving to protect the financial rights of first wives whose husbands take another spouse, according to the New Straits Times.
Zainah Anwar is a good Muslim. She is also an outspoken campaigner for women's rights. To many Muslim men in Malaysia and beyond, these two facts are barely compatible.
La réunion ministérielle du Mouvement des non-alignés (MNA) sur les femmes a adopté, lors de sa session de fermeture mardi, une déclaration appelant à l'indépendance des femmes et à la réalisation de l'égalité des sexes et de la parité.
In part one of this series Dyala Hamzah and myself (Farish A Noor) looked at the structural factors that have inhibited the growth and development of a public sphere in the contemporary Muslim world.
Islah (reform) as sulh signifies peaceful action which leads to reconciliation and accord. Sulh is sometimes rendered as consensus, a democratic precept by any other name.
For many years now, we have witnessed the rise of more and more Islamist groups who claim for themselves the exclusive monopoly over the form and content of Islam itself.
One of the more important outcomes to the Inter-Faith Commission conference (IFC) and the Jan 20 Jawi (Federal Territory Religious Department) raid is the rise of civil society voices.
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