Women

Menstruation doesn’t make a woman inferior to man

WordForPeace.com In Islam, there is no ‘spiritual impurity’ for mensturating women- Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Islamic scholar In Islam, menstruation is not regarded as something that makes a woman inferior to man. Many misunderstandings occur because of misogynist patriarchal interpretations of Islam that go against its egalitarian spirit. According to Islamic jurisprudence, menstruation is categorised as a state of ‘ritual impurity’ …

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“Woh hamari bhi bachchi thi” (She was our child too): say Hindus living in harmony with ‘Bakarwals; media is wrong about them

WordForPeace.com The decades old relationship between the Bakarwal Muslim community in Rasana village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district and fellow villagers who are predominantly Hindu, was neither acrimonious nor has it become bitter now after the alleged gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from the Bakarwal community, allegedly by eight individuals, including one juvenile. This flies in the …

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एआईयूएमबी ने बलात्कारियों को फांसी की सजा देने के लिए राष्ट्रीय सहमति बनाने की मांग की!

WordForPeace.com गुलाम रसूल देहलवी 13 अप्रैल 2018 कठुआ जिले में आठ वर्षीय निर्दोष लड़की की बलात्कार और हत्या की निंदा करते हुए, सूफी मुस्लिमों की सर्वोच्च संस्था, आल इंडिया उलमा व मशायख बोर्ड (एआईयूएमबी), ने अपराधियों को फांसी की सजा के लिए राष्ट्रीय सहमति बनाने की मांग की है। एआईयूएमबी के राष्ट्रीय सचिव शाह हसन जामी ने कहा, “यह ‘मृत्यु दंड’ से कम नहीं होना चाहिए जो …

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Islam introduced the concept of “Ladies First”, said, Hazrat Sayyed Mohammed Ashraf Kichchauchwi

WordForPeace.com 8 April : Pashchim Bangal “Islam introduced the concept of Ladies Frst”, said, Hazrat Sayyed Mohammed Ashraf Kichchauchwi, founder of World Sufi forum and head of All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, during a day-long national seminar at Islampur branch of the Board, where he was invited as chief guest. He added saying: The whole nation is demonstrating against …

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How EdTech Helps Fight the Shackles of Gender Stereotyping

By Anish Passi, WordForPeace.com The centuries-old debate on technology has oftentimes found refuge in the numerous ways it comes to the rescue of the ideologies, discourses, opinions and hope. Besides the never ending safety structures and networks it creates for people trying to express or learn, it helps to extend guidance and knowledge in the bleakest spaces. One such field tends …

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On Shivratri, J&K Muslims wash temple, organise puja: Reclaiming Rishi-Sufi tradition in the valley

WordForPeace.com By Peerzada Ashiq ‘We want them to perform puja with all reverence and without any sense of insecurity’ From Muslims cleaning up and organising puja at a temple to 1,000 specially-designed ‘Herath’ greeting cards, this Shivratri Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims bonded and reached out to each other, with social media providing a rare platform to relive past memories. Pandits’ …

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15 Year Arwa Imtiyaz Who Hears and Speaks for Kashmir’s Sportspersons

WordForPeace.com Fifteen-year-old Arwa Imtiyaz could be called a voice of sportspersons in Kashmir. She is a translator for 300 sportspeople who are hearing-impaired and unable to speak. The players are among the 250 sportspersons registered with the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Association for the Deaf, and Arwa, who is well versed in sign language, is their voice, their mentor. “Money …

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Muslim woman offers to help her son’s killer

WordForPeace.com NEW DELHI: “Vengeance solves nothing. It won’t bring back her son,” said 66-year-old Rukiye, a devout Muslim who converted in her late-teens.  On the night of June 28, 2015, Suliman Abdul-Mutakallim was on his way back home, carrying a bag of food when he was shot in head and was robbed by three of just $60. 39-year-old Navy veteran, …

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Kashmiri-origin Nus Ghani becomes first Muslim woman minister to address House of Commons

WordForPeace.com Nus Ghani, born in Birmingham to parents who migrated from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, was cheered by her colleagues as she addressed the House of Commons as a junior minister in the Department for Transport Nus Ghani, a Kashmiri-origin parliamentarian in the UK, today became the first female Muslim minister to speak from the British Parliament dispatch box. Ghani, born in Birmingham …

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