On Friday, February 17, KARAMAH screened the critically acclaimed film Prince Among Slaves at America’s Islamic Heritage Museum. The movie artistically depicts the story of Abdul Rahman, a prince of Timbo turned slave in 1788 in Mississippi. The story weaves in and out of Abdul Rahman’s life, peppered with dialogue from various leaders and scholars who have studied his life’s history.
Washington, D.C. February 21, 2012 KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights renewed its request today for the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a federal investigation into repeated allegations of egregious misconduct by the New York Police Department (NYPD). The call came in response to a recent Associated Press news story portraying the department’s […]
A major report by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding examines the historically taboo subject of divorce in the North American Muslim community. A lot of people are concerned about the rise of divorce, but no one has documented the challenges couples face and how the community can better support them. The study is […]
KARAMAH extends congratulations to the Islamic Speaker’s Bureau of Atlanta (ISB) for recently being awarded the 2012 “Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award” by Emory University. This award recognizes and celebrates people and organizations in greater Atlanta whose work exemplifies the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and ISB was given the “Innovation for Change” award.
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…