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CAIR-CA Community Iftars: Sacramento, Davis

CAIR-SV AND MUSLIM COMMUNITY SHARE THE SPIRIT OF RAMADAN

(SACRAMENTO, CA 10/17/2006) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) recently launched its “Share the Spirit of Ramadan” community service project. CAIR-SV prepared packed lunches and distributed after Friday prayer in the Sacramento Valley in areas with a high concentration of homeless people.

“Part of the wisdom of the fast of Ramadan is to experience hunger and empathize with those less-fortunate. Those who fast are supposed to show more compassion. Prophet Muhammad himself always showed more generosity during the month of Ramadan,” said Aysha Mohsin, CAIR-SV intern and community service campaign manager.

CAIR chapter will also be hosting several feedings at the local Loaves and Fishes during the month of Ramadan as part of the project.

CONTACT: CAIR-SV, Tel: 916-441-6269, Email: sacval@cair.com

DAVIS COMMUNITY HOSTS 6TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY IFTAR

(DAVIS, CA 10/17/2006) The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) co-hosted the 6th annual iftar in the City of Davis. More than 750 attended the event with nearly half of the attendees standing due to lack of seating.

The event was attended by various public officials including Davis City Mayor Sue Greenwald, Council member Lamar Heystek and Yolo County Supervisor Mariko Yamada.

Various interfaith leaders and congregations from various organizations including 2 Catholic churches attended the event. The local Jewish community of Bet Haverim congratulated the Muslim community and presented them with a gift basket of traditional Ramadan goods of dried fruit and nuts.

A lecture about the significance of Ramadan and fasting followed the traditional Afghan meal.

“It was a pleasure to host another iftar and get a chance to help educate and build bridges between communities. The overwhelming support from the attendees is an encouraging sign that our community really appreciates the wonderful friendships that are created at the end of the day,” said Dr. Hamza El-Nakhal, President of CAIR-SV.

CONTACT: CAIR-SV, Tel: 916-441-6269, Email: sacval@cair.com

 

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