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Nihad Awad: A Thank You and an Appeal

As-salaamu alaykum:

Alhamdulillah, on Saturday night, many of you watched CAIR’s successful virtual 26th annual gala, “Meet the Moment: Heal Our Nation, Champion Justice,” featuring community leaders Linda Sarsour, Imam Zaid Shakir and Dr. Altaf Husain, and special video messages from Reps. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Watch the Entire Gala:

You saw us present Sr. Margari Aziza Hill, executive director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), with our 2020 “American Muslim of the Year” award and saw Dr. Hasan Shanawani — president of American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) — accept CAIR’s “Community Service Award” on behalf of the thousands of Muslim medical and health care professionals who have shown such dedication during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Video: CAIR 2020 ‘American Muslim of the Year’ Award Presentation to MuslimARC Director Margari Hill

Video: CAIR 2020 Community Service Award Presented to Muslim Medical Professionals

You also saw our 2020 annual video, “Meet the Moment: Heal Our Nation, Champion Justice.”

Watch CAIR’s Annual Video:

We would like to thank the community and our donors who participated in CAIR’s gala and ask those who couldn’t be with us to help us achieve our year-end goal.

CAIR depends on your support to carry out its important work. Please DONATE TODAY. Our overall year-end fundraising goal is $850,000.



Watch a Fundraising Appeal by Imam Zaid Shakir

Remember, CAIR is a tax-deductible and zakat-eligible organization (Tax ID: 77-0646756).

Monthly donations help us the most.

Before the year ends, please make a donation of $10,000, $5,000, $500, $250, $100, $50, $25 or whatever you can to help us advocate for you in the media, the courts, and even the White House.

You can also visit to make a secure online donation using credit card, or PayPal. 

Thank you for allowing CAIR to stand up with you and for you over the past 26 years. We are counting on your support to help us serve and protect our community in the year 2021 and beyond, insha Allah. 

Jazakallahu khairyan. May Allah guide us to advance positive change both here and around the world.

With thanks,

Nihad Awad

National Executive Director

Council on American-Islamic Relations

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