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CAIR Welcomes Ramadan Proclamation By Maryland Governor As Muslims Mark Beginning of Holy Month

(BALTIMORE, MD – 4/14/2021) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a Governor’s Proclamation marking the holy month of Ramadan. About two dozen leaders gathered at CAIR’s Baltimore office to accept it on behalf of the state’s 200k+ Muslim residents.

The proclamation reads in part:

  • Whereas, the Holy Month serves as an opportunity to become closer through prayer, while seeking forgiveness and great blessings; and
  • Whereas, during this time of heightened reflection, it is proper to recognize and respect the programs, partnerships, activities and events that are taking place throughout the State of Maryland and the Nation in observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Now, therefore, I Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor of the State of Maryland, do hereby proclaim April 12 – May 11, 2021 as the Holy Month of Ramadan in Maryland and do commend this celebration to all.

In a statement, CAIR’s Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry said:

“Maryland is home to thousands of diverse, compassionate, and civic-minded Muslims who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all of our state’s residents. Gestures like this proclamation are symbolic because they ensure our communities are not only visible, but also appreciated and celebrated as an essential part of the social fabric of our society. We thank Governor Hogan for demonstrating his commitment to inclusivity, and congratulate Maryland Muslims embarking on the spiritual journey of increased fasting, prayers and charity during this special time of year.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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.    

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CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062, zchaudry@cair.com

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