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KARAMAH: Call for Papers on Muslim Women’s Leadership

KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is issuing a call for papers on the topic of “Women’s Leadership in Islam”, welcoming a wide range of article submissions in the fields of history, religion, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, and others.
Islamic notions about women and their roles in society have caused much debate both amongst Muslim scholars and practitioners…

KARAMAH Holds a Conference on Modern Muslim Relationships

Over the weekend of January 27, KARAMAH held a conference on modern Muslim relationships, bringing Muslim men and women from around the region to learn and discuss how they can build strong and healthy relationships guided by their religion.

KARAMAH Hosts Town Hall with ADAMS Center

On Friday, December 16, KARAMAH hosted a town hall with the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) at the ADAMSCenter. The town hall meeting, called Shari’ah Law: Legal, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Religious Freedom and Respect for the U.S. Constitution attracted approximately 200 Muslim, Christian, and Jewish community members to discuss Islam in theU.S. […]

Sacred Space? Women’s Places and Spaces in Contemporary American Mosques

Saturday, Dec. 10, KARAMAH hosted an art exhibit and lecture by architect Maryam Eskandari. Ms. Eskandari is a graduate of the Harvard-MIT Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. Her work varies, but her passion is the design of sacred space. The event opened with a viewing of some of the photos from Ms. Eskandari’s gallery […]

KARAMAH Members from U.S., E.U. and North Africa meet at the Casablanca Conference

Last week, members of the KARAMAH family in the US, the European Union and North Africa met in Casablanca to assess the effects of the Arab Spring on women and to build bridges between women on the three continents. The event was hosted by al-Hidn, a Moroccan educational and social services organization which has consultative […]