The CAIR-Chicago team wishes you a joyful and blessed Eid!
With Pastor Terry Jones’ “Burn A Koran Day” fiasco and the ongoing Park51 debate taking center stage in the media, CAIR-Chicago is taking action. We are challenging misinformation and anti-Muslim rhetoric through interfaith and outreach efforts to educate the public. You may have also seen us in the news recently, adding balanced and informed perspectives to public discourse.
“This is the holiest day for Muslims out of the year,” said Amina Sharif, communications coordinator for CAIR-Chicago. “And since this year it falls so close to 9/11, it’s an opportunity for us to discuss tolerance and peace. It’s a day that we pray for those who are struggling around the world, and that includes the families of 9/11 victims.”
On Wednesday, October 1* , the Muslim community in America will celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan with communal prayers around the country. (Ramadan is the month on the Muslim lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other physical needs from the break of dawn to sunset.)
(CHICAGO, IL – 9/28/06) CAIR is asking members of the American Muslim community to contact local postmasters and request that they stock the stamp commemorating Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha when it is re-issued on October 6, 2006, as part of the “Holiday Series.” In past years, there have been reports that the Eid stamp was unavailable in some post offices
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/31/05) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today asked Muslim communities nationwide to take advantage of the upcoming holiday marking the end of Ramadan to collect funds for earthquake relief in South Asia.
On November 13th or 14th (exact date depends on sighting of the new moon), the Muslim community in America will celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan with communal prayers around the country.
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