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****  MEDIA ADVISORY  ****

 - For Immediate Release & Distribution  -


CHICAGO MUSLIMS TO HOLD PRAYER SERVICE FOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS


December 29, 2004



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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CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago Yaser Tabbara, 312-718-3725, 312-212-1520
E-Mail: director@cairchicago.org; or communications director Ahmed Rehab, 847-971-3963
E-Mail: communications@cairchicago.org