Help CAIR Raise $1 Million During Ramadan
CAIR ACTION ALERT #471
HELP CAIR RAISE $1 MILLION DURING RAMADAN
Funds will be used to enhance understanding of Islam and defend American Muslims
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/4/05) - Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), CAIR today announced its annual fundraising drive intended (inshallah) to raise $1 million during the month of Ramadan, the month of giving, and culminating with the national fundraising dinner on December 3 in Washington, D.C. (Scholars says CAIR is able to receive zakat donations.) HELP MAKE THIS CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS BY THE END OF RAMADAN!
To donate online, go to: https://www.cair-net.org/asp/donate.asp
NOW is the time to show your support for CAIR, an organization that has been defending Muslims and Islam in America for more than a decade. Your generous donation is more important than ever and will be greatly appreciated.
Funds raised during the campaign, themed "$1 MILLION FOR ISLAM IN RAMADAN," will be used to defend the civil and religious rights of American Muslims, defend against defamatory attacks on Muslims and Islam and promote greater understanding of Islam.
"The success of CAIR is only through the grace of God and the generosity of our donors," said CAIR Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed. "I hope that every member of our community will help CAIR reach its $1 million Ramadan goal for the second straight year." He quoted Ibn Abbas who said: "The Prophet was the most generous of all the people, and he used to become (even) more generous in Ramadan." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, 4:754)
Ahmed also outlined some of the important work CAIR has done in the recent past:
- CAIR'S "EXPLORE THE QURAN" PROJECT - Following reports that the
Quran had been desecrated by guards in Guantanamo Bay, CAIR launched the "Explore
the Quran" campaign to put the holy text into the hands of Americans
of all faiths. More than 20,000 Qurans have been requested and some 10,000
have already been delivered. Help us send the rest! SEE: http://www.explorethequran.org/
- ISLAM TV ADS - CAIR launched this TV and radio public service announcement
(PSA) campaign to counter claims that Muslims have failed to condemn terrorism
and extremism. Millions of American have seen and heard these PSAs. SEE: http://www.cair-net.org/video/psa.ram
- FATWA AGAINST TERRORISM - CAIR coordinated the release of a Fatwa against
terrorism and religious extremism issued by the Fiqh Council of North America.
- MUSLIMS CARE - CAIR launched an initiative to promote volunteerism in the
American Muslim community. This effort lets Americans see the true nature
of Islam as Muslims help to feed the poor, rebuild places of worship and generally
uplift local communities through positive actions. SEE: www.muslims-care.org
- CHALLENGING MUSLIM-BASHERS AND ISLAMOPHOBES - CAIR takes the lead in challenging
the smears, lies and distortions of anti-Muslim bigots. We lead the successful
campaign to expose the extremist anti-Muslim views of a Washington, D.C.,
talk show host who repeatedly called Islam a "terrorist organization."
The host was fired after thousands of people responded to a CAIR request to
contact the station.
- DEFENDING YOUR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS - Whether its fighting for religious
accommodation in the workplace or schools, challenging unconstitutional provisions
of the USA Patriot Act, working with local and national authorities, or exposing
anti-Muslim hate crimes, CAIR is at the forefront of the struggle to maintain
your rights and enhance understanding of Islam.
- OTHER CAIR INITIATIVES: Summer Internship Program for Muslim youth; get-out-the-vote
campaigns; daily CAIR-NET and ISLAM-INFONET e-mails to the Muslim community
and opinion-leaders; countless interviews by local, national and international
media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, BBC, ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS, Washington Post,
USA Today, New York Times, to name just a few. (Factiva lists more than 11,000
media mentions of CAIR in just the past five years.)
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:
1. Donate generously to the campaign. To donate online, go to: https://www.cair-net.org/asp/donate.asp
2. Ask all your friends, relatives and colleagues to donate and become members of CAIR.
3. Raise funds for CAIR at your local mosque or Islamic center. We encourage each center to raise $1,000.
4. Attend CAIR's fundraising dinner in Washington, D.C. on December 3rd and help us reach our goal of $1 million.
Make checks payable to "CAIR." Mail to: CAIR, 453 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., 20003
Remember, every dollar counts. As the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said when asked what actions God loves most: "One that is performed constantly, even if it is small."
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