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Musawah Advocate Asma Lamrabet's latest publication is a testament to Muslim women who are calling for the revival of the Islamic spirit of equality through their demand for reform as an act of devotion to the Most High.

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This report by Musawah Advocates in the United Kingdom, Muslim Women's Network (MWNUK), covers commons questions raised on Muslim marriage and divorce in Britain.

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This is a rich anthology of writings by 35 international contributors that marries faith with feminism and asks pertinent questions, such as: 'By altering tradition - and amendingg the translation from the (now) traditional "He" to "She" - does the collective consciousness of the Ummah shift?'

The late Fatima Mernissi's Forgotten Queens of Islam documents the lives and reigns of 15 women who ruled between 1000 and 1800 AD throughout the Islamic world. Originally written in French, the book has been translated and published in 9 languages.

Read more from the author's website.

Harvard's online XSeries on World Religions Through Their Scriptures is a series of 6 courses on understanding the world's religions through their scriptural traditions and socio-historial contexts.

Read more from Harvard.

2 February 2016

Althought it has progressive legislation regarding women and families, the issue of single mothers remains a taboo topic in Tunisia. This news report provides a brief socio-economic overview of what the lived experiences of unmarried single mothers look like.

1 February 2016

This special report on the issue of child marriages analyses Pakistan's existing legislation, proposed provincial bills and examines the contradictions within the laws already in force.

Read in full from DAWN.

15 March 2016

A bill has been approved by the 12-member Islamic body, Guardian Council, which will bind insurance companies to compensate victims of road accidents regardless of their gender. 

Read more from Reuters.

7 February 2016

Two women based in Jaipur, Rajasthan became the first female qazis, or judges, after completing two years of training at Darul Uloom-i-Nisawan, Mumbai.

Read more from the Times of India.

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