Dr Azizah Al-Hibri


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Dr Azizah Al-Hibri
Source of Influence: Social Issues
Status: Featured in current year

Founder and Chair of Karamah Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, Dr al-Hibri Esq leads a dynamic organization dedicated to the empowerment of Muslim women by focusing on the Qur’anic principle of ‘adalah and its egalitarian message of gender-equity. Al-Hibri is also a Professor Emerita of Law at the TC Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, where she has published numerous articles on Islamic jurisprudence in American law journals. She was appointed by President Obama in 2011 for a two year term as a commissioner on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.