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TONIGHT: CAIR-MN to Host 11th Annual Ramadan Dinner on Civil Rights

screenshot www.facebook.com 2017 06 02 13 45 53(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/2/17) – Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold its 11th Annual Ramadan Dinner on Civil Rights at the Mounds View Community Center (5394 Edgewood Drive Mounds View, MN 55112). For more information, visit http://www.cairmn.com/  

The dinner will feature keynote speaker Imam Johari Abdul-Malik.

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset. The fast is performed to learn discipline, self-restraint and generosity, while obeying God’s commandments. Fasting (along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the “five pillars” of Islam.

The end of Ramadan will be marked by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking on or about June 24.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding..

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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