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CAIR Urges Maryland Muslims to Join Sunday Statewide ‘Day of Prayer’

(BALTIMORE, MD., 4/5/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Muslims across Maryland to unite with interfaith communities in the state at Governor Hogan’s request and join in prayer from their homes today, Sunday, April 5 at 12 p.m. to remember those who’ve lost their lives to COVID-19 and to pray for the safety of medical workers on the front lines who are combating the disease to help save lives. 

Coronavirus cases in Maryland have climbed to more than 3,000 with more than 50 COVID-19 fatalities. 

SEE: Coronavirus Cases Hit 3,125 in Maryland, with Statewide Death Toll at 53, Officials Say

“Faith is the most powerful force in the universe to unite communities and process, cope and heal from trauma,” said CAIR’s Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry. “As this devastating disease continues to inflict suffering, upend lives and claim innocent victims, we urge Muslim communities to join this call to prayer by seeking Allah’s mercy for an end to this pandemic, and to remember and honor the victims, first responders and medical heroes who are sacrificing their lives to protect ours.” 

CAIR recently launched an online information portal offering vital information on the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American Muslims and the entire society.


The Washington-based civil rights organization 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.


CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.


CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Zainab Chaudry,, 410-971-6062

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