CAIR-Cincinnati: Muslims Feed Needy During Ramadan
(CINCINNATI, 10/11/05) – On Sunday, October 9, the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio (CAIR-Ohio) and Malik Islamic Center marked the Muslim fast of Ramadan by providing hot meals to more than 400 residents of that city’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset. It began earlier this month with the sighting of the new crescent moon.
“Caring for the less fortunate in our community is an important and rewarding experience, one emphasized in the Islamic faith,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub. Dabdoub quoted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad who said Ramadan “is the month of sharing with others.” He also said: “A man has sinned if he neglects to feed those in need.”
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 31 regional offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.
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