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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Scholar’s Chair Interview
Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. was interviewed for the Scholar’s Chair YouTube Channel on Women and Islam.
ADAMS Center Black History Month Program
Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. joined Dr. Sabrina Dent and Ms. Hurunnessa Faraid for a conversation on “Why Muslims Need to Commemorate Black History Month.”
Role of Religion in Advancing Gender Equality
Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. joined the Baha’i Office of Public Affairs for a panel discussion on how religious knowledge and grassroots experiences offer insights for furthering gender equality in transformative ways
African Americans and Religious Freedom – The Struggle for Religious Freedom from Thomas Jefferson to Black Lives Matter
Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. was quoted in article – “The Struggle for Religious Freedom from Thomas Jefferson to Black Lives Matter” published on salon.com on January 23, 2021 “I think it’s important to focus on the fact that after 9/11 so many Americans were asked, ‘Do you know any Muslims?’ and most African-Americans …
African Americans and Religious Freedom: New Perspectives for Congregations & Communities
Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. contributed a chapter in the book – African Americans and Religious Freedom New Perspectives for Congregations and Communities Download Now
African Americans and Religious Freedom
Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. presented on African Americans and Religious Freedom Panel Discussion on January 12, 2021, hosted by the Religious Freedom Center.
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?
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.
Law & Leadership Summer Program 2020
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.
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.