Reflections on Ramadan By: Julia Bizer Earlier this week, I joined the #FastwithDCMuslims campaign and fasted during the day of Wednesday June 29. KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights joined with the DC office of Human Rights to invite DMV residents to fast for one day as a way to stand in solidarity with […]
On Tuesday June 21, 2016, KARAMAH hosted its annual community Iftar at Masjid Muhammad D.C., the Nation’s Mosque. Like each year, the masjid was filled to capacity. Nearly 200 attendees of different backgrounds and faiths united to celebrate Ramadan with us, share delicious halal food, get to know one another, and celebrate our common denominator- […]
Haley Arata is a rising senior at the College of William and Mary, where she is majoring in International Relations and minoring in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. As a Monroe Scholar at the College, she conducted undergraduate research on divorce rights for Muslim women in India, and will conduct upperclassman research on gender and […]
(English) On May 12, 2016, KARAMAH’s Executive Director Aisha Rahman participated in Interfaith Radio’s “Religious Leaders as First Responders to Domestic Violence,” a panel discussion about the work of faith-based leaders in eradicating the epidemic of domestic violence in America. Below is Interfaith Radio’s description of the event: How do ancient religious texts and practices protect– or endanger– victims of domestic violence?
KARAMAH president Raheemah Abdulaleem was recently featured in Harvard Law Today for her work as Associate General Counsel in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration. Ms. Abdulaleem wrote on the White House blog about her personal experiences with discrimination as a hijab-wearing Muslim-American woman, while representing the Office of Administration in issues such as equal […]