KARAMAH hosts several events in the form of lectures, networking events, workshops, discussion circles and educational programs to facilitate the friendly exchange of ideas and further educate the public about Shari’ah in general and the rights afforded to women under Islam in particular. Please check back often to see upcoming events.
Our 2020 Virtual LLSP is underway and we are not accepting new applicants at this time. If you are interested in applying to one of our programs, leave your information with us and we will send updates regarding future programs.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year's program is virtual and will allow both Muslim women and Muslim men to participate. The Virtual Law & Leadership Program ("VLLP") will be based on KARAMAH’s Law and Leadership Summer Program ("LLSP") which is only for Muslim Women. VLLP will provide participants with the fundamental understanding and essential skills needed to lead themselves, their peers, and the movements they are passionate about from a gender-equitable perspective. Learn More >>
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April 13, 2020
Religious Freedom Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic
What are the religious liberty implications of the pandemic-related restrictions on assembling for religious purposes? And what other questions are presented by responses to the pandemic, both in terms of impact on religious organizations and as they relate to other church-state concerns?
MARCH 31, 2020
Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq.,
Executive Director. KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, Washington, D.C. joins the Wesley Theological Society for discussion of faith and freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MARCH 15, 2020
Law & Leadership Summer Program
Executive Director Rahmah Abdulaleem presented on KARAMAH's Law & Leadership Summer Program for the Study Al-Islam Radio Program as part of the Study Al-Islam "Life Topics" 2020 which featured the voices of women in leadership. The Study Al-Islam presentations are based on the Quran, life examples of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and the commentary of Imam W. Deen Mohammed (ra).
FEBRUARY 13, 2020
Lifting Every Voice in Religious Freedom
Why do African American perspectives matter when discussing religious freedom? The answers are as simple — and complex — as recognizing an important voice around issues involving religion and as complex as unpacking centuries of bigotry, racism, the legacy of slavery and what it means to be a citizen in the United States.
FEBRUARY 2, 2020
“Religious Freedom and Gender Equity”
Members of KARAMAH's Board of Directors along with KARAMAH's Executive Director presented at the "2020 Muslim Law Symposium: Religious Freedom and Gender Equity," at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Board Member, Noha Moustafa, Esq., participated on a panel on "Diversity and Inclusion in the Law: Religious Identity an Asset or Liability?" Executive Director, Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. gave introductory remarks and Vice President, Abed Awad, Esq. gave the main address on "Women's Rights from a Comparative Legal Perspective."
JUNE 22 - JULY 10, 2019
Law & Leadership Summer Program 2019
Thirty-six Muslim women attended the 2019 program and had the opportunity to learn from experts on topics such as Muslim Women’s Rights, Islam and Domestic Violence, Interfaith Relations in Islam and Spiritual Leadership. For some, this program aided in reinforcing their faith in the beauty of Islam, for others, in rediscovering it. View Pictures
JULY 9 - 27, 2018
Law & Leadership Summer Program 2018
KARAMAH held the highly regarded Law and Leadership Summer Program (LLSP) from July 9th - July 27th, 2018, with thirty-eight attendees, in Washington, DC. LLSP is KARAMAH’s annual flagship program that seeks to bring together a select group of Muslim women from around the world to study and learn from each other as well as top professors specializing in an array of fields. Read more in our Fall 2018 Newsletter.
JUNE 22 - JULY 10, 2019
Law & Leadership Summer Program 2017
In 2017, we introduced our first-ever executive session (“ES”). Because of work and family obligations, three weeks is often difficult for many to accommodate. Also, Muslim women who have advanced in their leadership in the American Muslim community face similar barriers and obstacles. KARAMAH adapted the program with ES to reach more Muslim women leaders.