Karen Keyworth cared deeply about Islamic schools and Muslim educators. She devoted much of her time and energy to the growth and development of our schools, leaders, and teachers. The seeds for ISLA as an organization arose out of this very concern. And while Karen is no longer with us, her legacy lives on. Leave a testimonial to help commemorate Karen’s great impact on Islamic schools in North America.

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I was finding myself noticing that Karen was not at the table during our banquets at the ISNA Ed Forum. For years we had unspoken plans to show up at meals and sit in groups to catch up with one another. I missed Karen’s ideas throughout the Forum. I recall many of her mannerisms and patterns of thinking. This year, 2017 I had the pleasure of sitting with her daughters at one of the dinners. I was pleased with the Tribute that ISNA Ed Forum paid to Karen’s efforts toward Islamic Education. She was a pioneer and a role model for building and for perseverance. I know words really don’t do her contribution justice, but I value her long friendship and professional collegiality. May Allah (S) grant her the highest station of the garden. Ameen.

Dr. Seema Imam
Professor of Elementary and Middle Level Teacher Education at National Louis University and Board Member of the ISLA

Sr.Karen will always be remembered as one of the pioneers of Islamic education in the U.S.
Her passion, and love for children and promoting Islamic education has made a significant difference in the lives of many!
Her legacy will continue with time and we will cherish her find memories in sha Allah!

Mussarut Jabeen
Principal/ Al-Iman School
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