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  Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri

Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri is a professor at the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. She is a former professor of Philosophy, founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and founder and president of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.

For the last two decades, Dr. al-Hibri has written extensively on issues of Muslim women’s rights, Islam and democracy, and human rights in Islam. More recently, she co-edited the section on Islam in the forthcoming book entitled Sex, Marriage and Family in World Religions (Columbia University Press) and is completing a book on Muslim women’s rights.

Dr. al-Hibri’s recent contributions have been published mostly in law journals. She guest edited a special volume on Islam by the Journal of Law and Religion (Fall, 2001). Among her recent articles are: Divine Justice and the Human Order: an Islamic perspective, in Proceedings of the Humanity Before God Conference, Chicago Divinity School(forthcoming), The Nature of the Islamic Marriage: Sacramental, Covenantal, or Contractual (forthcoming in Covenant Marriage in Comparative Perspective, ed. John Witte, Emory University), An Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence, 27 Fordham International Law Journal 195 (December 2003), Redefining Muslim Women's Roles in the Next Century, in Democracy and the Rule of Law, Norman Dorsen and Prosser Gifford, eds. (Congressional Quarterly, 2001), Muslim Women's Rights in the Global Village: Opportunities and Challenges, in The Journal of Law and Religion (Fall, 2001); Islamic Jurisprudence and Critical Race Feminism, in Global Critical Race Feminism (New York University Press, 2000), and An Introduction to Muslim Women’s Rights, in Windows of Faith, (Syracuse University Press, 2000).

Dr. al-Hibri has traveled extensively throughout the Muslim world in support of Muslim women’s rights. She has visited fourteen Muslim countries and discussed with their religious, political and feminist leaders, as well as their legal scholars, issues of importance to Muslim women. Dr. al-Hibri also acted as a consultant to the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Qatar in the development of that country’s personal status code. She also selected Qatar for her Fulbright award (2001).

Dr. al-Hibri also visited some Muslim communities in Europe, most recently in Brussels, and gave lectures upon the invitation of the United States Embassy there. She has lectured extensively within the United States at universities, religious and interfaith institutions, community centers, governmental agencies, think tanks and various public forums.
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Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri is a professor at the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. She is a former professor of Philosophy, founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and founder and president of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.

For the last two decades, Dr. al-Hibri has written extensively on issues of Muslim women’s rights, Islam and democracy, and human rights in Islam . . . full bio

2002
Islam on Justice and Mercy
Library: Philosophical Lectures
Speaker(s): Karen Armstrong, Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri
Date: 07-10-2002
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2000
Unveiling Our Faith: Muslim Women in America
Library: Women's Club
Speaker(s): Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri
Date: 07-26-2000
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