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CAIR Offers Condolences on Death of Dr. Sheikh Rashad Khalil

CAIR OFFERS CONDOLENCES ON DEATH OF DR. SHEIKH RASHAD KHALIL

(WASHINGTON, DC, 10/13/06) – CAIR today offered its condolences on the death of noted Islamic scholar Dr. Sheikh Rashad Khalil, who passed away early Thursday morning in his home in Sugarland, TX.

In a statement, CAIR said:

“To Allah we belong, and to Him we return. We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences for this great loss to the family of Dr. Khalil and the Muslims community.

Dr. Khalil was a well-known scholar and activist. He served both the local community and greater ummah by serving as Imam for the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH), President of MAS National, and Founder of the Islamic Dawah Center. The work and knowledge that he leaves behind will benefit future generations of Muslims.”

The late Dr. Khalil was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Houston. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, Email: arubin@cair.com

 

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