Advocacy

The Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them) were always at the forefront of speaking truth to power. This association of Muslim attorneys aims to be a fearless voice, grounded in the principles of the Ahlul Bayt. We send out statements and press releases periodically about matters that elicit serious response

  • Writing press releases in response to important matters

  • Interfacing with the media on legal issues significant to American Muslims

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Kulsoom Ijaz

Advocacy Chair | advocacy@ambalegal.org

Kulsoom Ijaz is a civil rights attorney based in Brooklyn, New York. Her professional experience encompasses human rights work in Palestine, and criminal defense and immigrants’ rights work in New York. She currently serves as a Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Services NYC (“LSNYC”), a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to underserved communities in New York City. During her time at LSNYC, Kulsoom has served as lead counsel on a fair housing case at the Southern District of New York, built a federal and state qui tam case, and represented tenants in multiple state court proceedings against abusive and predatory landlords. Taking a holistic approach in her legal practice, Kulsoom uses advocacy campaigns, capacity building training, and community education  to amplify a cross-section of issues that directly impact the communities she serves including gentrification, displacement, structural racism, deportation, surveillance and policing. Kulsoom has devoted her professional career to issues that directly impact the Muslim community, and she extends this work in her role as AMBA Advocacy Chair.

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Insiya Aziz

Advocacy Vice Chair

Insiya is a 2L at Texas Law with experience in state legislatures and a passion for international human rights. She's excited to be a part of building AMBA's advocacy arm to speak out against oppression and promote the values of justice that the Ahlul Bayt (AS) stand for. 

2020 Advocacy Committee Members

​​​Kulsoom Ijaz, Insiya Aziz, Salmah Y. Rizvi, Mohammad Ali Naquvi, Amel Ahmed, Urooj Rahman, Farah AlHaddad, Asma Jaber, Kay El-moussaoui

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