Azizah Yahya Hibri, Al
Azizah's father is Yahya S.M. Toufiq Hibri, Al and her mother is Yousra Jamil Midani. Her paternal grandfather was Sh. Mohamad Tawfiq Salim Hibri, Al and her paternal grandmother is Fahmeyah Habib. She has a brother named Ibrahim. She has two half-brothers and a half-sister, named Al Tayeb, Jamal and Huda.
- General Notes
- 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 executive director of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.
Dr. al-Hibri was a Fulbright Scholar during the academic year 2000-2001. She has written extensively on issues of Islam and democracy, Muslim women's rights, and human rights in Islam. Most recently, she guest edited a special volume on Islam by the Journal of Law and Religion. Among her recent articles are: 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). She is currently completing a book on the Islamic marriage contract in American courts.
Dr. al-Hibri has traveled extensively throughout the Muslim world in support of Muslim women's rights. She has visited twelve 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.
[copied from: From: http://law.richmond.edu/faculty/al-hibri_bio.htm]