CAIR Community Alert: Khatibs Urged to Address Post-Election Concerns in Muslim Community During Jummah Prayers

(WASHINGTON, D.C, 11/10/16) – As-salaamu alaykum. Based on many requests from community leaders and parents for guidance on how to address post-election anxieties and concerns, CAIR is calling on khatibs (Islamic prayer leaders) and imams (Islamic religious leaders) to address those concerns during their Friday khutbas (sermons) for the normal congregational prayers (jummah). To assist […]

COMMUNITY ALERT: CAIR-NY Calls for Increased Safety Measures After Attack at Queens Mosque

COMMUNITY ALERT: CAIR-NY Calls for Increased Safety Measures After Attack at Queens Mosque (NEW YORK, N.Y., 4/20/16) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today urged that state’s Muslim community to step up security measures in mosques after worshippers were attacked yesterday in Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens, N.Y. SEE: […]

CAIR, Maryland Muslim Leaders to Hold News Conference on Chattanooga Attack

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/17/2015) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join Maryland Muslim leaders at a news conference to condemn yesterday’s deadly attack in Chattanooga, Tenn., that left four Marines dead. WHAT: CAIR, Maryland Muslim Leaders to Condemn Chattanooga Attack WHEN: Friday, July […]

CAIR: 11-Year-Old Maryland Student to Be Recognized for Muslim School Holiday Effort

MEDIA ADVISORY CAIR: 11-Year-Old Maryland Student to Be Recognized for Muslim School Holiday Effort (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/4/15) – On Sunday, July 5, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of Washington Area (ISWA) in Silver Spring, Md., will recognize an 11-year-old Montgomery County Public School student for championing equal rights for Muslims.  WHO: […]

250 Turn Out for CAIR-Pittsburgh Interfaith Iftar

(PITTSBURGH, PA, 7/3/15) – Some 250 people turned out on Thursday for an interfaith iftar, or Ramadan fast-breaking meal, hosted by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh). Highlights of the event, which took place at the Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (MCCGP), included a thought-provoking address to the community by […]

100+ Turn Out for CAIR-Philadelphia Interfaith Iftar

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 6/29/2015) – More than 100 CAIR staff, board members, and interfaith guests gathered on the evening of June 28 at the Philadelphia Friends Center for CAIR-Philadelphia’s First Annual Interfaith Iftar, or Ramadan fast-breaking meal. Presentations were made Shaikh Yahya Rhodus of the Al-Maqasid Institute, Rabbi Yael Levy of Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, and Rev. […]

CAIR-Texas, Interfaith Leaders to Hold Vigil in Dallas in Solidarity with Community of Charleston

 (DALLAS, TX, 6/19/15) – Later today, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) and interfaith community leaders from North Texas will hold a candlelight vigil to stand in solidarity with the Charleston, S.C., community and remember the nine victims who were murdered when a gunman opened fire Wednesday night inside the Mother Emmanuel AME […]

CAIR: Minnesota Muslims to Begin the month of Ramadan this week.

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/16/15) – On June 18,* the Muslim community in Minnesota and around the world will begin the month-long fast of Ramadan (rom-a-don), the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from dawn to sunset. Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar […]