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KARAMAH in the Philippines!

From March 5 through March 16, 2018, Karamah presented its Law, Leadership and Conflict Resolution Institute at Miriam College in Quezon City, Philippines. We had 37 participants most of whom were from the Philippines. We also had participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore. Dr. al-Hibri, Imam Magid, and Dr. Alwani presented various lectures on …

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Update from KARAMAH’S Research Division | new scholarship on FGM

For the last 24 years, KARAMAH’s mission has been to educate both Muslims and non-Muslims about the just, gender-equitable principles of Islam, and to provide the community with Islamic jurisprudence that emphasizes gender equity and encourages intellectual growth, conflict resolution, and leadership development. To continue this mission, KARAMAH will be giving a presentation at the …

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Read KARAMAH’s Statement on Decision

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Trump v. Hawaii to uphold the Muslim ban. The Muslim ban discriminates against noncitizens based on nationality and violates the Constitution’s establishment clause which prohibits favoring one religion over another. KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is a non-profit organization that derives its name …

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KARAMAH Inaugurates the Executive Session of LLSP

KARAMAH is pleased to announce that in 2017, we introduced our first ever executive session (“ES”) in honor of our fifteenth Law and Leadership Summer Program. While KARAMAH’s three-week LLSP has been well attended and has graduated over three hundred alumnae, KARAMAH wanted to adapt the program to reach more Muslim women leaders. Because of …

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KARAMAH Participates in the Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Summit

It is undeniable that anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise and is resulting in heightened bias related incidents and purported hate crimes. It is also clear that anti-Muslim sentiment is an intersectional issue, disproportionately impacting Muslim women and particularly Muslim women of color. KARAMAH participated in the Department of Justice’s Hate Crimes Summit today calling …

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The Honorable Zakia Mahasa Speaks at KARAMAH

Last week, KARAMAH hosted its annual iftaar. Elected officials, lawyers, and esteemed members of our community came together to embrace the tranquility and spirituality of this blessed month of Ramadan. KARAMAH was privileged to host the honorable Zakia Mahasa as our keynote speaker. Judge Mahasa serves the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in Baltimore, …

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KARAMAH Hosts Annual Community Iftar at Masjid Muhammad!

There is nothing more special than the comfort of a community, and KARAMAH embraced this special feeling this past Tuesday during its annual community iftar at Masjid Muhammad. Over 150 community members gathered to break their fast with one another in an evening of laughter, joy, and prayer. As the call to prayer washed over …

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KARAMAH Participates in Shoulder to Shoulder Interfaith Iftar

On June 12, 2017, KARAMAH attended “Ramadan in America: An Iftar Celebrating Muslims, Refugees, and Welcoming Communities.” This iftar was organized by the interfaith organization Shoulder to Shoulder, a coalition dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment. KARAMAH’s Executive Director, Aisha Rahman served as a member of the discussion panel. She was joined by Mohammad Zafar, an Afghani refugee, Makkah …

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KARAMAH Founder, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Delivers Ramadan Dars in Morocco

This Ramadan, KARAMAH’s founder, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, is spending the month furthering KARAMAH’s mission of advancing research and education in Islamic law. Last year, Dr. al-Hibri was honored to be invited to address the King of Morocco during his annual dars Hassani, a lesson given each night in Ramadan to the royal court. Dr. al-Hibri was …

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