(NEW YORK, NY, 9/17/08) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) yesterday participated in a press conference hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to announce an annual Iftar Break-Fast scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, at Brooklyn Borough Hall Rotunda.

“Ramadan is a time of inner reflection, spiritual growth and prayer,” said CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza. N. Ali, a native Brooklynite. “It is also a time to reaffirm our obligations and responsibility to our fellow brothers and sisters, to the great borough of Brooklyn and by extension the great city of New York.”

Ali also applauded Markowitz for his ongoing support for the Muslim community and his commitment to Brooklyn’s religious and ethnic diversity.

CAIR-NY recently co-sponsored the first iftar dinner hosted by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

SEE: On 9/11 Ramadan and Shared Reflection in the Heights http://www.topix.com/forum/city/wallkill-ny/TSOGLIVIG4BRQKBM7

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group and has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil liberties, and empower American Muslims.

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, 212- 870-2002, 718-724-3041, fali@cair.com; CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212-870-2002, 732-429-4268, alatif@cair.com



(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/17/08) – On September 25, the Deaf Muslim Student Association, in cooperation with Global Deaf Muslim, will host a Ramadan fast-breaking meal (iftar) at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The public event will begin at 5.30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Pekioff Alumni House

The keynote speaker will be Deaf Muslim Student Association advisor and Gallaudet professor Dr. Obaida Mohammed. Mohammed will use sign language interpreters

Georgetown University Chaplain Dr. Yahya Hendi will also speak about the spiritual significance of Ramadan and Muslim students in America.

CONTACT: president@globaldeafmuslim.org


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