DC: CAIR Offers Condolences on Passing of Muslim Activist
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/8/2006) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered its sincere condolences to the family of respected community activist Ahmed Hussain, who passed away early Wednesday morning in suburban Maryland.
Hussain, 31, resided in the Washington area for much of his life. He graduated with a degree in religion and philosophy from George Washington University and received his Master’s Degree in Islamic law from the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Va. He was one of CAIR’s first volunteers in and helped write several of the Washington-based group’s initial publications.
Hussain is survived by his parents, Mohammed Iftikhar and Mubasher Hussain, and a younger brother.
In a statement, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
“Ahmed Hussain was a vibrant individual with a wonderful appreciation for life. He was active in many positive efforts by the Muslim community in the Washington, D.C., area. His presence and contribution to the community will be missed.”
The funeral prayer for Ahmed Hussain will be held this Friday, February 10, 2006.
WHEN: After Friday Prayer, 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: Islamic Society of Baltimore, Masjid Al-Rahmah, 6631 Johnnycake Rd., Baltimore, Maryland, http://www.isb.org/
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