On the October 27 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly called the idea of closing public schools for the observance of Muslim holidays “absurd in a Judeo-Christian country.”
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/26/05) – “CAIR is calling on Islamic centers, mosques and Muslim organizations nationwide to do their part in supporting its important civil rights and advocacy work by raising at least $1,000 for the “$1 MILLION FOR ISLAM IN RAMADAN” annual fundraising drive. (Scholars say CAIR is able to receive Zakat.)
To honor the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs cosponsored an Iftar at a Lakeview Synagogue for Chicago Muslims Sunday, October 23rd. The event held at the Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation (cosponsor) featured prayer, dinner, and plenty of socializing.
Muslims at a half-way house were not being allowed to congregate for prayer and iftar during Ramadan. CAIR-Chicago contacted the director of the halfway house.
As we delve further into the blessed month of Ramadan, CAIR-Chicago has been in full-swing with its outreach efforts to the community. As part of this endeavor, CAIR-Chicago has coordinated short informational updates of its progress during the taraweh (night prayer) gatherings around several Chicagoland mosques.
The Downtown Islamic Center is inviting the homeless to join Chicago area Muslims when they break their fast at sunset every day during the holy month of Ramadan.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Yaser Tabbara, spoke today at the Muslim Educational and Cultural Center’s (MECCA) third annual interfaith Iftar (breaking of the fast) marking the first day of Ramadan.
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that a prominent local Chicago Mosque will mark the month of Ramadan with daily open house meals, or iftars, for neighbors and the homeless.
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced that the Muslim community in Chicago’s Southwestern Suburbs is marking the start of Ramadan by opening its doors to neighbors, interfaith leaders, law enforcement and elected officials.
The start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan officially started on Friday, and local Muslim residents have begun their spiritual rituals of prayer and fasting while renewing their Koran lessons.