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Sumbul Ali-Karamali (Author of The Muslim Next Door and Growing up Muslim), “The Status of Women in Islam”

Abstract: Are Muslim women oppressed? Is Islam really sexist? How does Islam treat women? Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali will discuss women's rights in Islam and other issues that dominate media coverage of Muslim women.
~~ Books will be available for purchase at the venue~~
Sumbul Ali-Karamali received her B.A. in English from Stanford University, her J.D. from the University of California at Davis, and her L.L.M. in Islamic law from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. She has practiced corporate law, taught Islamic law, and been a research associate at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law in London. Her first book, The Muslim Next Door: the Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing (2008) was a Bronze Medal Winner of the 2009 Independent Book Awards. Her second book, Growing up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam, is a conversational introduction to Islam and Muslims for ages 10 and up. Sumbul is a blogger for the Huffington Post and a frequent speaker and writer on Islam-related topics. She is on the steering committee of Women in Islamic Spirituality and Equality and is a member of the Muslim Women’s Global Shura Council, both of which aim to promote women’s rights and human rights from an Islamic perspective.



Wednesday, April 9, 2014. 07:00 PM


Levinthal Hall


Markaz Resource Center, Stanford Humanities Center, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, SOAS-University of London, and American Friends of SOAS