(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/28/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Muslims across the country to donate to assist in relief efforts for those caught up in the massive damage and flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey.
CAIR is asking Muslims and all other Americans to donate to a relief organization of their choice using the following links:
[NOTE: The Better Business Bureau is offering tips for avoiding disaster relief scams. SEE: BBB Warns of Scams as People Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts]
How to Get (and Offer) Help After Hurricane Harvey
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How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
CAIR has received reports that Houston-area mosques are housing flood evacuees. There are also a number of Islamic organizations taking part in the relief efforts, including but not limited to:
“We urge American Muslims, and all other Americans, to do whatever they can to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Natural disasters know no faith or race, and require every individual to act within their own capacity to help and protect others.”
Awad also urged Muslims and Americans of every faith and background to pray for those suffering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
He cited the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, which states: “O you who have attained to faith! Seek aid in steadfast patience and prayer: for, behold, God is with those who are patient in adversity.” (2:153)
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The first to be summoned to paradise on the Day of Resurrection will be those who praise God in prosperity and adversity.” Al-Tirmidhi
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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