CAIR-San Antonio Hosts Ramadan Media Breakfast
A MONTH OF RAMADAN
Antonio Current, 10/6/05
“Without communication and connections we are hurting ourselves,” said Surwat Husain at a recent media breakfast sponsored by the Council of American-Islamic Relations to launch Ramadan.
Ramadan, the month-long Muslim observance, began on Tuesday, October 4. Over the next 30 days, practicing Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset, and focus on learning about their faith, performing good works, and teaching others about Ramadan and Islam.
Husain, the president of CAIR’s San Antonio chapter, outlined common misperceptions about Islam. “When we are accused of trying to convert America, it’s not true,” said Husain, an immigrant from Pakistan who has lived in the U.S. for 30 years. “The problem is we believe a lot in what we hear and we don’t look for the truth.”