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Anti-Muslim Bullying: Emerging Issues and Pro Bono Opportunities

On October 27, 2017, KARAMAH joined a group of civil rights advocates and attorneys to discuss the issue of increased anti-Muslim bullying in school. The event was organized by the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association and was co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. KARAMAH executive director joined co-panelists including Jonathan Smith, executive director of the […]

KARAMAH Joins Civil Rights Groups and Continues Advocacy on the Shared Responsibility Committees

KARAMAH joins the Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (“ADC”), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (“MPAC”) and Sikh Coalition today to continue advocacy on the issue of the FBI’s latest CVE program called the Shared Responsibility Committees (“SRCs”). Please see below our letter to the Department of Justice and the CVE task force. October 19, 2016 Rashad Hussain […]

Love Like the Prophet (PBUH) October 28, 2016

For the past four years, KARAMAH has hosted an important lecture series which seeks to raise awareness about domestic violence prevention. Our program is unique because we look at the issue from a slightly different perspective – we have sought to promote the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) model of love as a way to combatting DV […]

KARAMAH’s Letter to FIBA to Allow Muslim Women Basketball Players to Wear Headscarf

Date: 8/10/2016

Dear FIBA,

I write to you today on behalf of Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and her request to play professional women’s basketball while observing her Islamic obligation of a headscarf. I earnestly encourage FIBA to modify its rules and permit Ms. Abdul-Qaadir to play while observing her headscarf for the following reasons:

A Muslim Woman’s Right to Self Determination

While France increases its bans on Muslim women’s dress, international sports agencies like FIBA decide whether a headscarf wearing woman is “valid” enough to play basketball. Women today are stripped, literally or otherwise, of our dignity and right to self-determination. Instead, we are reduced to what society deems acceptable attire, presentation or behavior.  Muslims will […]