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KARAMAH’s Founder and Chair Dr. Azizah al-Hibri Speaks about Islamic Shari’ah and the American Constitution in Knoxville, Tennessee

Dr.Azizah al-Hibri

In the Spring of 2011, a bill was introduced in the Tennessee Legislature to make the practice of Shari’ah a felony in Tennessee. On September 22, 2011, KARAMAH along with other organizations co-sponsored a town hall meeting at the Church of the Savior in Knoxville, TN.

The event revolved around “Islamic Shari’ah and the American Constitution” and aimed at discussing what Shari’ah is and at dispelling misconceptions about it. The event was marked by the attendance of an interfaith audience and a very good atmosphere of interfaith understanding and collegiality. Myths and misperceptions about Islam and Shari’ah were put forward and overturned.