Media Advisory: Chicago Muslims to Hold Prayer Service for Tsunami Victims

WHAT: On Friday, December 31, Muslims in Chicago will offer prayers for those who died as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Asia. The prayers, called salat al-ghaib (sa-laat-all-guy-ib), or "prayers for those who have died in a distant place," will be held following the regular Friday Jum'ah prayers at the Islamic Cultural Center and the Mosque Foundation, as well as other area mosques. WHEN: Friday, December 31. Jum'ah prayers begin at 12:00 pm

WHERE: Islamic Cultural Center of Northbrook, 1800 Pfingsten Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062; the Mosque Foundation, 7360 W 93rd St., Bridgeview, IL 60455.

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