Pakistan appoints first female judge to sharia court

National sharia court, which hears cases under the country's Islamic legislation, on Monday appointed a female judge for the first time in its 33-year history. Ashraf Jehan, 56, who was serving as an additional judge at the high court in southern Sindh province, made history as she took the oath in Karachi. Slowly but surely … Continue reading Pakistan appoints first female judge to sharia court

China’s Female Mosques

China’s Hui Muslims are unique in many respects. The country’s second-largest ethnic minority share linguistic and cultural ties with the majority in China that have allowed them to practice their religion with less interference and fewer restrictions than others, like Uighur Muslims and Tibetans. Outside of China, the Hui practice of installing women as the … Continue reading China’s Female Mosques