KARAMAH’s LLSP is specifically designed to provide training that addresses the unique challenges facing Muslim women today, while, at the same time, emphasizing individual’s talents and opportunities available to participants. Courses on Islamic Jurisprudence, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution provide participants with the fundamental understanding and essential skills needed to lead themselves, their peers, and the movements they are passionate about. All courses are designed to incorporate and focus on one or of the following topics:Islamic Law, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution. Below is a sample of courses offered in past LLSP programs.
Islamic Family Law in American Courts
Abed Awad, Esq. discusses how Islamic family law can, and cannot, be used in American courts. Focusing on cases of divorce, Mr. Awad introduces participants to key cases which have established how the Islamic marriage contract can be used in American courts. Mr. Awad is especially knowledgeable about enforcement of mahr in American courts, having argued a landmark case in New Jersey which concluded in the first enforcement of the mahr provision in a New Jersey court.
Islamic Schools of Thought
Professor Mohammed Fadel outlines the foundational information regarding Islamic Law: sources of Islamic Law, the schools of thought, acceptability norms for Sunnahs and the Sunni and Shi’a methods of reasoning. He emphasizes the point that Islamic Law is a system of plurality – this is reinforced through the Islamic principle that every effort, if made in the right mind and with the best effort, whether correct or not, is rewarded.