News: The Archive

  • 03 Aug 2014 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    Close to 70 members joined to break fast at Baker and Hostetler in Midtown Manhattan at the MuBANY annual Iftar.


  • 14 Jul 2014 10:57 AM | Anonymous
    MuBANY signs letter in support of suggested changes to NYPD investigation procedures to allow effective intelligence operations in accordance with legal and constitutional standards.July 14 - MACLC - Guidelines Cover Letter(1).pdf
  • 14 Jul 2014 9:12 AM | Anonymous
    MuBANY signed on to an amicus brief prepared by on behalf of Muslim Civil Rights Organizations in support of the appeal of civil rights suits challenging NYPD surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey.

  • 14 Jul 2014 9:05 AM | Anonymous



    Buy a gift and bring a smile to a child's face!


    For the fifth year in a row, the Muslim Bar Association of New York is partnering with the Arab American Association of New York to provide books and toys to youth from low-income families. With your help, last year we were able to provide over 200 gifts and school supplies to children in need.


    IT'S EASY: To purchase an item, please visit the Amazon wish-list here and sign-in to browse toys for kids and books for AAANY's free education programs.  Add to your cart, checkout as usual, and items will be sent directly to AAANY!


    Each donated item is fully tax deductible. Please forward your Amazon order confirmation email to to receive a tax deduction letter.


    Questions? Call AAANY at (718) 745-3523 or email

  • 12 Jul 2014 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    Read the statement below or see a copy here.



    July 10, 2014


    For Immediate Release




    The Muslim Bar Association of New York is troubled by findings in the July 9, 2014 report by Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain's titled “Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On” (the “Report”). Among the at least five Muslim Americans who were the targets of surveillance are two fellow members of the legal profession, Faisal Gill and Asim Ghafoor.


    In order to obtain a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the Justice Department must convince a judge with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that probable cause exists to establish that the targets are or may be involved with international terrorist organizations, aiding and abetting espionage, sabotage or terrorism. By all accounts, these five individuals have had no such involvement and in fact have lived exemplary lives – serving as leaders in the Muslim community and contributing members of American society. 


    We are especially concerned with how warrants for surveillance are being issued in practice and why this practice is targeting leaders in the American Muslim community when, from the facts at hand, the burden of proof for obtaining such warrants has not been met. While it is unknown for certain why these individuals were monitored, we fear that they were targeted in large part because of their religious identity and their protected First Amendment activities.


    The Muslim Bar Association of New York will continue to follow these developments in the coming weeks and months as more facts come to light. On July 9, 2014, we joined a coalition of human rights, privacy rights and faith-based organizations in a letter to President Obama expressing our concerns and demanding that more information be made publicly available to assess the findings in the Report. A copy of the letter can be found at:

  • 09 Jul 2014 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    MuBANY joins coalition letter to President Obama expressing concern about the reports of spying on the leaders in the American Muslim community including two Muslim members of the Bar.

  • 03 Jul 2014 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    Mayor Bill DeBlasio invited t MuBANY President Atif Rehman and past Presdient Asim Rehman along with other leaders within the Muslim Community to an Iftar at the Gracie Mansion.

  • 17 Jun 2014 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    MuBANY hosted its annual summer mixer for attorneys and summer associates in the New york area to meet and network.

  • 15 Jun 2014 9:37 AM | Anonymous

    As we approach the month of Ramadan, MuBANY is happy to issues its annual Ramadan Letter for legal employers.   The letter is meant to educate legal employers so they are properly informed about the needs of lawyers, law students and legal professionals that may be observing Ramadan.  You can find a copy here.


    Muslim lawyers are encouraged to share this letter with their own employers. In the alternative, if you would like MuBANY to send this letter directly to your employer, please send us the appropriate contact information and we would be happy to do so.  You can submit the request via the "Contact" box on this website. 


    We have also updated MuBANY's A Legal Employer's Guide to Islam in the Workplace. This guide is meant to provide an introduction to the religious practices of Muslims and is a useful reference tool for law firms, law departments, and other legal employers when responding to the needs of Muslim employees. The guide can be requested through our website. If you think your employer would find this guide beneficial we encourage you to share it with them.


    Thank you,


    The MuBANY Team

  • 10 Jun 2014 9:43 AM | Anonymous

    The Muslim Bar Association of New York is happy to announce that MuBANY's "Legal Employer's Guide to Islam in the Workplace" is currently available for readers upon request.  The Guide is an introductory document designed to educate legal employers about Islam, Muslims and the practices that Muslim employees may seek to express in the workplace. 


    We began working on this project after we received several inquiries from law firms regarding Islam in the workplace, and this document has been reviewed by lawyers, diversity professionals, community advocates, and religious leaders.  The Guide is neither an authoritative resource nor a "one-size-fits-all" guide.  Instead, it is a simple overview to familiarize employers with some of the practices that might be important to Muslim employees.  As law firms become more and more diverse, we hope that this Guide will be a useful and informative tool.


    The document is currently being made available to law firm diversity managers, who can submit a request for a copy via the "Contact" link above.  Thank you for your interest.

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

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