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CAIR-MN: Minnesota Muslims to Offer Funeral Prayers for Muhammad Ali

CAIR MN logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/9/2016) – On Friday, June 10, the Minnesota Muslim Community will conduct funeral prayers for Muhammad Ali after each mosque's weekly congregational service, which begin between 12:30 and 2 p.m.

The funeral prayers, called “salat al-ghaib†(sa-lat all-guy-ib), are performed for Muslims who have died in a distant place among other prayers.

“Muhammad Ali stood up for justice and spoke out against racism and war,” said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR-MN. “With the rise of Islamophobia in America, Ali’s death reminds us all about the positive role American Muslims have had and continue to play in our great nation.â€

Participating organizations include:

* Masjid Al Nur (Executive Director of CAIR will give the Friday Sermon Followed By Prayers), 1729 Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

* Northwest Islamic Community Center – NWICC – Masjid Al-Kareem, 3300 Plymouth Boulevard Same Building As The Post Office, Plymouth, MN 55447

* Minnesota Da'wah Institute, 478 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103

* Abu Khadra Masjid, 4056 7th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421

* Ja'afari Islamic Center, 10301 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Other Muslim organizations that will be also hold different programs.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties organization. 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726

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