News: The Archive

  • 27 Dec 2016 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    MuBANY Director Adeel Mangi was featured recently in the New York Times, regarding the work he and his firm, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, have conducted representing a mosque in an important legal challenge. 

    For the full New York Times article, please click here.

  • 27 Dec 2016 3:25 PM | Anonymous

    About the Case

    Ziglar v. Abbasi (changed from Turkmen v. Ashcroft in November 2016) is a civil rights lawsuit filed in 2002 on behalf of a class of Muslim, South Asian, and Arab non-citizens swept up by the INS and FBI in connection with the 9/11 investigation. Based solely on their race, religion, ethnicity, and immigration status, hundreds of men were detained as “terrorism suspects” and held in brutal detention conditions for the many months it took the FBI and CIA to clear them of any connection to terrorism. They were then deported.

    The case seeks to hold accountable high-level Bush administration officials, including former-Attorney General John Ashcroft and former-FBI Director Robert Mueller, for their role in ordering racial and religious profiling and abuse in detention, in violation of the detainees’ rights under the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments. The clients, represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, were held in a specially-created Administrative Maximum Special Housing Unit (ADMAX SHU), in solitary confinement. They were purposefully deprived of sleep, denied contact with the outside world, beaten and verbally abused, and denied the ability to practice their religion. The former wardens and other Metropolitan Detention Center officials who oversaw this abuse are also named in the case.

    Ziglar v. Abbasi seeks compensatory and punitive damages for our clients and fits into CCR’s larger fight for immigrant rights, government accountability, and against illegal detentions and prisoner abuse.

    We can all follow developments and see other briefs filed in this case on the Center for Constitutional Rights' case page. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on January 18, 2017. 

    Please click the following link to read the full brief: Ziglar v. Abbasi_Amicus Brief.pdf

  • 19 Dec 2016 9:47 AM | Anonymous

    On December 19, 2016, MuBANY sponsored an event, entitled Assisting Victims of Hate Crimes and Bias and Representing Peaceful Protestors.

    The program was for pro bono attorneys seeking to assist victims of hate crimes or bias and to represent people arrested while peacefully protesting. Experienced attorneys and New York officials explained the process and what we need to know to do this kind of pro bono work. 

    Please see below: a flyer for the event, images from the event, and a Pro Bono Toolkit with links to relevant training materials.

    For more information, please also click here: Pro Bono Toolkit.pdf

  • 14 Dec 2016 12:55 AM | Anonymous

    The South Asian Bar Association of New York, Muslim Bar Association of New York, and Asian American Bar Association of New York sponsored a panel Thursday called "Moving Forward After the Election," at the Manhattan offices of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher.

    Among the issues discussed were minority identities; the media's role during the campaign; the sentiments of voters, particularly Trump supporters; and how attorneys can get involved in community work to respond to increased anxiety about hate crimes and civil rights concerns.

    For the full New York Law Journal article, please click here

  • 04 Oct 2016 10:06 PM | Anonymous

    For Immediate Release:

    On October 4, 2016, MuBANY Director Abid Hossain met with NYS Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, and leaders of various minority bar associations in New York to discuss matters pertinent to attorneys of different minority backgrounds.

    For more information, please click here

  • 23 Sep 2016 12:31 AM | Anonymous

    It is imperative for individuals serving in the judiciary to be reflective of our wider society and that the process for selecting such judges be consistent and transparent. Justice Ling-Cohan is a thoughtful and accomplished jurist who has ruled on landmark cases and has numerous accolades to her credit, including being named among the 75 outstanding women lawyers in 2015 by the National Law Journal for excellence in the legal profession. The first Asian American woman elected to the New York Supreme Court, she has been a trailblazer on many fronts. The Muslim Bar Association of New York believes she is an eminently qualified jurist who should continue to serve the people of New York.

  • 01 Jun 2016 5:58 PM | Anonymous

    MuBANY offered testimony and a written submission at the Fairness Hearing for the Handshchu Class Settlement on June 1.  Full Testimony is attached.Fairness Hearing Testimony - 06.01.2016 .pdf

  • 06 May 2016 2:06 PM | Anonymous

    Below candidates for the 2016-2017 MuBANY Board:


    President: Saira Hussain

    Vice President: Nehal Siddiqui

    Treasurer: Umair Khan

    Secretary: Sayeda Abbas


    Directors (5 Positions Available):

    Ali Alsarraf
    Abid Hossain
    Muhammad Irfan
    Sami Jameel
    Sabila Khan
    Merium Malik
    Suleman Malik
    Adeel Mangi
    Safet Metjahic
    Nausheen Rokerya

    Next Steps:

    If you are interested in becoming a member or renewing a lapsed membership, you have until May 13, 2016 to be a member in good standing to be eligible to vote.

    On May 14 ballots will be emailed to all members in good standing.  A candidacy statement for each candidate will be included along with your ballot so you can make an informed decision about who you are voting for.

    May 23 is the deadline to vote.

    Results will be announced shortly after May 14 and the new board will begin their term on June 15. 


  • 04 Mar 2016 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    MuBANY Launches Scholarship Fund for Muslim Law Students

    MuBANY is proud to announce that we have partnered up with the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) to create our first scholarship fund for Muslim law students attending a New York law school. The scholarship amount is $3,000 and the deadline to apply is April 4th, 2016.

    The MuBANY - ISF Scholarship is open to all law students who meet the eligibility requirement on the website and can demonstrate a desire to influence public policy and public opinion that impacts American Muslims.

    For information on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit:

    To make a donation, please visit the following website and choose "ISF-MuBANY" from the drop down menu: :

    *Note, donations made to the scholarship fund are tax deductible. 

    Please take a moment to consider donating to the ISF-MuBANY scholarship fund and empowering the next generation of Muslim attorneys!


  • 04 Feb 2016 10:22 PM | Anonymous

    MuBANY held its first Social Mixer of the year Baita At La Birreria Eataly Rooftop.

MuBANY is not a law firm and does not provide legal representation.

Contact Us:

Muslim Bar Association of New York

P.O. Box 2244 New York, NY 10185


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software