Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Mission Statement

“Vision: Dignity for All
Karamah women envision a world in which all human beings, regardless of gender or other differences, enjoy their God-given right of dignity.  We believe that through education, women will be empowered to transform archaic, culture-based interpretations of women’s status in Islam, to the betterment of themselves and their communities.

Mission: Empowerment through Education
Karamah empowers Muslim women and the broader community through programs, legal outreach, and dialogue, all emanating from an educational core.  Our central mission is to continue to develop thoughtful and comprehensive scholarship in Islamic jurisprudence, through our research and publication functions.   We provide Muslim women from the United States and overseas educational opportunities, through our law and leadership programming, research opportunities, and membership in our unparalleled network of Muslim women jurists.   We facilitate diversity in Islamic scholarship by mobilizing Muslim women jurists and raising voices that are few and seldom heard in the realm of serious Islamic scholarship.  Through legal advocacy and dialogue in the United States and abroad, we bridge gaps within and between faiths, cultures, and communities by contributing an important and often underrepresented view.”

Mission Source:
Expenditures Source:
2009 IRS Form 990, Total Expenses

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Religious Tradition

Year/Decade Arrived in D.C.

  • 1993

Annual Advocacy Expenditures

  • $620,761

Type of Organization

Tax Status

Location of D.C.-Area Office

  • Washington, D.C.