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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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KARAMAH Conducts Family Law Training for Imams and Chaplains

On April 22, 2017, KARAMAH joined the Peaceful Families Project for their annual Imam and Chaplain training. The training addressed domestic violence in the Muslim American community. KARAMAH was invited to conduct the legal session, as we have for the past several years. KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is a research based educational …

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KARAMAH Responds to New Executive Order on Refugees and Immigrants

KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is deeply concerned with yesterday’s revised Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States. This revised ban claims to recognize several of the constitutional errors of the original ban by excepting green card holders and current visa holders. However, it continues to infringe …

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The Power of the Purse: Muslim Women’s Legacy of Economic Empowerment

On March 20th, KARAMAH hosted a parallel session at the United Nations 61st Commission on the Status of Women in New York City. The topic was “The Power of the Purse: Muslim Women’s Legacy of Economic Empowerment.” KARAMAH’s panel featured board members Sister Aisha al-Adawiya and Abed Awad, LLSP alumna Fatima Salaam, and KARAMAH executive …

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KARAMAH Conducts Continuing Legal Education on Family Law

This Spring, KARAMAH conducted a “Lunch and Learn” continuing legal education program for the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project on Islamic Family Law. KARAMAH and DCVLP have been partners for many years providing direct legal services to indigent clients in the District of Columbia. In one landmark case, KARAMAH and DCVLP set precedent for the enforcement …

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KARAMAH Celebrates International Women’s Day with Global Leaders

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, KARAMAH commemorated International Women’s Day by conducting a workshop for global Muslim women leaders. KARAMAH was joined by leaders from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Chad, Jordan, Morocco, and Algeria. During the workshop, KARAMAH engaged the leaders in strategizing on ways we can advance women’s rights from an Islamic perspective. KARAMAH shared …

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KARAMAH Delivers Keynote at St. Andrews World of Women Summit

On Saturday February 4, KARAMAH’s executive director delivered the keynote address at St. Andrews Foreign Affairs Society’s World of Women Summit. During her presentation, Ms. Rahman addressed KARAMAH’s approach – research and jurisprudence based education. Part of KARAMAH’s research is the legacy of Muslim women’s leadership. Ms. Rahman spoke of Lady Zainab and how her …

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KARAMAH Participates in Immigration Teach-Ins at GW Law and UDC Law

KARAMAH Director of Civil Rights and Policy, Qasim Rashid, spoke at The George Washington University on Thursday, February 2nd at a panel entitled Rights in 2017: Immigrants, Individuals, and the Law. Professor Alberto Benitez, the director of the GW immigration law clinic, and Chris Carr, a third-year law student in the clinic spoke primarily on …

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KARAMAH Participates in “Pathways to Practice” at UDC Law

On Wednesday February 1, 2017 Staff Attorney Julia Bizer spoke on a panel at University of District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Part of the Pathways to Practice series, this panel entitled Trends in Family and Juvenile Law, was meant to give law students perspectives on the myriad of legal careers that …

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KARAMAH Responds to Executive Orders

On the day after the President signed executive order 37496, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” KARAMAH joined over 100 Muslim lawyers in New York at the National Association of Muslim Lawyers (“NAML”) Legal Strategy Retreat. During this retreat, Muslim lawyers from all over the country convened to discuss evolving …

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