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KARAMAH Conducts Three Workshops in Egypt Concerning Islam, the Rule of Law and Women’s Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2011 WASHINGTON– KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights conducted three widely attended and highly successful workshops in Cairo, Egypt from March 27-April 7, 2011. At a critical time in the history of Egypt, when foreign organizations, including NGO’s, are not widely trusted, KARAMAH and its Director of Research, Ms. …

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KARAMAH Honoring Women in Leadership

On November 30, 2010, KARAMAH hosted a Women in Leadership Lunch to honor the achievements of women leaders in our local community and around the world. Ambassador Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the U.S., was the keynote speaker.  SEE PHOTOS »

KARAMAH-EU Conference in Belgium

In October 12, 2010, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri addressed the Muslim European community of Belgium at the Promotiezaal at Grauwzeusters (University of Antwerp, Antwerpen), speaking on her article, “An Introduction to Muslim Women’s Rights.” Dr. al-Hibri re-examined traditional Islamic jurisprudence from a Muslim woman’s perspective, and provided commentary on how to overcome the challenges that European …

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KARAMAH meets with Pakistani Delegation

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, KARAMAH hosted a visit with nine religious leaders, educators, and government officials from Pakistan. The group was visiting the United States on a trip sponsored by the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program for a special educational project, “Religion in America: Religious Pluralism and Tolerance.” Participants included: – Ms. Mais …

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KARAMAH Honored at S.I.S.T.E.R.S.’ 4th Annual Fundraising Tea

On Saturday, April 17, 2010, KARAMAH was honored at a fundraising tea event held by Sisters in Solidarity to Educate, Respond & Serve (S.I.S.T.E.R.S) at Dar Al-Noor mosque in Manassas, Virginia. During the event, the women of SISTERS raised funds to help sponsor a student to attend KARAMAH’S 2010 Law & Leadership Summer Program.

KARAMAH Co-Hosts Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “What a Billion Muslims Really Think”

On Friday, April 9, 2010, KARAMAH, in cooperation with the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation and Unity Productions Foundation, held a film screening of Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think and a panel discussion, “What a Billion Muslims Really Think: Human Rights and Muslim Women.” The panel discussion focused on issues relating to human rights …

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KARAMAH Presents a Briefing on New CEDAW Concept Paper at the United Nations

In October 2010, presented a briefing on the new CEDAW Concept Paper at the United Nations. The briefing addressed issues related to the rights of Muslim women and Islamic law currently under debate within the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at the United Nations, and initiatives that KARAMAH has taken to …

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KARAMAH Holds Islamic Law and Leadership Workshops in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium

In March 2010, KARAMAH held a two-part program in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, which included interactive training sessions in leadership and advanced Islamic law. Muslim women in Europe face unique challenges deriving from cultural misconceptions and a lack of understanding regarding their religious and legal rights. In some cases, these faulty judgments pose as obstacles …

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FINAL REPORT OF THE FIRST AMERICAN MUSLIM WOMEN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

December 5, 2004 “…those who (conduct) their affairs by mutual consultation” Qur’an 42:38 “O people, reverence your Guardian Lord, who created you from a single nafs (soul)   Qur’an 4:1 Preamble We, the participants in the First American Muslim Women Leaders Summit, in recognition of the critical challenges facing the American Muslim community in general and American …

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KARAMAH’s Opinion on the Supreme Court Frieze of Prophet Muhammad PBUH

Date: featured March 1, 1997 PRESS RELEASE KARAMAH was contacted by a number of Muslim Organizations which were concerned about reports of a sculpted representation of the Prophet Muhammad in the historical frieze on the north wall of the Supreme Courtroom. KARAMAH was also asked by these organizations to contact the Supreme Court administration and …

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