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CAIR Launches COVID-19 Pandemic Info Portal for American Muslims

Site offers vital information community needs in facing growing national coronavirus crisis

(WASHINGTON, DC., 4/3/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today launched an online information portal offering vital information on the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American Muslims and the entire society.

CAIR’s “Newsroom” portal features real-time statistics on the pandemic, as well as sections on:  

  • Just the Facts – Featuring news updates and other verified information from government officials and medical experts about COVID-19, including links to the CDC and state health department websites.
  • Community Responses – Highlighting human stories: the great work that other people and organizations in the community are doing in response to COVID-19, from charities, to non-profit organizations and individual medical professionals.
  • Spirituality & Well-Being – Offering religious/spiritual advice and encouragement for the community, including advice articles, Quranic verse of the day, prophetic sayings (hadith) about disease, original writing, and inspirational videos.
  • From the Experts – Allowing anyone to submit anonymous questions about relevant issues inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. [Disclaimer: The experts will not offer medical advice.]

GO TO: https://cairnewsroom.com/

“It is vital that American Muslims – like all Americans — have access to credible, up to date information about this terrible pandemic so they can better protect themselves, their families and their community,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We are in this together, and we must all do whatever we can to obtain the information needed to follow the guidelines formulated by medical professionals and public officials, thereby (inshallah) lessening the impact of the pandemic for everyone.”

He noted that CAIR is also hosting a live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. (ET) on Facebook. Recordings of those conversations will be available on the CAIR Newsroom portal.

GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational

Programs will feature Islamic spiritual leaders, health care professionals, counselors, experts, community advocates, and CAIR leaders from around the country.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com

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