(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 9/9/07) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in a pre-Ramadan program with the Gambian Muslim Association of Michigan at the Muslim Center in Detroit, Michigan.
The event featured lectures regarding the importance of the month of Ramadan and the life example of the Prophet Muhammad regarding his ethical behavior toward all people and his charitable spirit.
Lecturers included the leaders of the Gambian Muslims Association of Michigan, the Tijani Sufi Order in Michigan and the Mouride Sufi Order in Michigan. Some 150 people participated in the event from the Muslim and broader community.
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid was the lead presenter in the program giving a brief overview of the spiritual and intellectual benefits of Ramadan.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248.842.1418, firstname.lastname@example.org