Dear CAIR-PA Supporter,
As-salaamu ‘alaikum (Peace be upon you),
Will You Send $100 Zakat to CAIR-PA in the Last 10 Days of Ramadan?
The educational campaigns and initiatives CAIR-PA has launched over the years are bringing results. More Americans can correctly answer questions about Islam today than they could in 2002 or 2003.
A new survey released last week found that knowledge about Islam has increased since 2001. But despite that increase, more challenging work lies ahead.
Other survey findings:
- 58 percent of Americans said there was “a lot” of discrimination against Muslims.
- This year, the number of Americans who believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence fell to 38 percent – still a troubling figure.
- Those most familiar with Islam were least likely to link our faith with violence.
These findings point to a tremendous need for educational outreach efforts on our part.
One hadith states: “(The Prophet, peace be upon him) would strive (to do acts of worship) during the last ten days of Ramadan more than he would at any other time.” (Fiqh-us-Sunnah) The Prophet also said: “Fasting is a shield against evil (and) charity extinguishes (sin) just as water extinguishes fire.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
Why not seek additional blessings for yourself these last days of Ramadan by sending $100 zakat to CAIR-PA, a zakat-eligible and tax-deductible organization that has been educating our fellow Americans about Islam for more than 15 years?
Recent major media appearances by CAIR representatives promoting understanding of Islam and the Muslim community:
- Voice of America features CAIR’s “Share the Quran” campaign (video)
- The Washington Post quotes CAIR’s executive director at a 9/11 interfaith vigil outside the White House
- CAIR’s communications director interviewed by NPR about the Pew study of American attitudes toward Islam
Recent outreach initiatives include not only CAIR’s Share the Quran campaign, but also a “Muslims Care” initiative encouraging Muslim participation in President Obama’s “United We Serve” program. Through the efforts of CAIR and other Muslim and interfaith groups, more than 3,000 community service projects were planned or carried out.
Please support these vital efforts to defend your rights with your zakat and sadaqah during this holy month. All contributions to CAIR-PA are both zakat-eligible and tax-deductible.
Visit http://pa.cair.com/donate/ to donate to CAIR-PA in these last ten days of Ramadan.
Make du’a that our positive educational outreach efforts will enlighten our fellow Americans.