Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, PhD, JD

KARAMAH is Celebrating Women's History Month 

By recognizing an influential woman to KARAMAH and the community, our founder, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri. Dr. al-Hibri has retired from our Board of Directors, but her extensive works on women’s issues, democracy, and human rights from an Islamic perspective persist.

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The first episode of our 2020 Lunch & Learn Series features a conversation with Dr. Azizah al-Hibri where she shares her journey and reasons behind the founding of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.

Dr. Azizah al-Hibri

An Introduction to Muslim Women's Rights

“The topic of Muslim women’s rights is vast; Muslim jurists have been writing about it for centuries. Because jurists are partly the product of their societies and these societies were and continue to be highly patriarchal, Islamic literature has been saturated with a patriarchal perspective on women’s rights. This perspective has become so entrenched that it has been rendered invisible. For most Muslims it no longer represents the ijtihad of individuals. Instead, it has come to be viewed by them as an ‘objective’ reading of Qur’anic text...”

Divine Justice and Human Order Series

Join Dr. al-Hibri as she breaks down her article, "Divine Justice and Human Order" piece by piece. 

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