On Being A Muslim Corporate Lawyer

By: Azizah al-Hibri, Esq.

“It is not easy for me to discern the ways in which my faith has informed my professional life. I have been shielded from this awareness for most of my adult life by thick layers of subconscious denial. The interesting antecedent question thus becomes: ‘Why did I feel the need to deny, to shield myself from a recognition of the relationship between my faith and my profession?’ Upon reflection, the puzzling answer I settle upon is: ‘Because I am trying to be a good American Muslim.'”

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