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  By, Zohra Lasania Muslim sisters in hijabs are frequently subjected to bigoted religious and racial slurs. At CAIR Pittsburgh we receive reports of such hate regularly. Some sisters prefer to ignore and walk away, to avoid escalation.  But some sisters handle it well with a response that could educate the attacker. We received one […]

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Joy to the world: Jesus is a celebrated prophet in Islam, too, peace be upon him

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2017/12/20/Jesus-is-a-celebrated-prophet-in-Islam-too-peace-be-upon-him/stories/201712130066     By: Safdar Khwaja   Safdar Khwaja is president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. • The Christmas season brings lights, cheer and charity across America and prayerful celebration of the Christian savior’s birth in churches […]

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Community Service in Judaism and Islam – a panel discussion

FINAL Repair and CAIR Panel Flyer https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-good-faith-a-panel-on-community-service-in-judaism-and-islam-tickets-41311876936 (Please rsvp from the above link)

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Media Relations Workshop

CAIR Pittsburgh held a workshop at MCCGP on Saturday morning to enable community members and organizations alike to be more engaged in presenting the correct message and image of Islam through the various local media sources. Ibraheem Hooper, CAIR National’s Communication Director, led the group in an informative and enlightening manner. The program consisted of […]

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Commemoration and Hope

Assallamu Alaikom and May Peace and Blessings Be Upon You! On this day, we thankfully commemorate one of the greatest figures in our great nation’s history. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational leader, and we are all truly blessed for the great strides that he made in the realm of civil rights. He […]

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Presentation – Bullying and religious rights in schools

Sr. Rugiatu Conteh – Outreach Coordinator of CAIR Philadelphia presented Talk on School Bullying to Pittsburgh muslim community during the Family Night program of the MCCGP (Muslim Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh). This is a collaborative program between CAIR Pittsburgh and MCCGP aimed to educate the community about the religious rights in public schools and […]

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PIIN Public Action Meeting – Oct 18

CAIR Pittsburgh participated in the Public Action Meeting organized by PIIN (Pennsylvania Impact Interfaith Network) on October 18 from 6:30 PM at Temple Rodef Shalom, Shadyside. CAIR congratulates the Pittsburgh muslim community delegation who came out with more than 100-people strength largely organized by the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP). Imam Atef Mahgoub from the ICP […]

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In the early hours: Actions that explain without a word

Come Sunday, when most people would stir out of their beds late mid-morning, a group of Muslim early risers in Pittsburgh begin their Sunday routine. A sister has risen, preparing 30 food packets – a sandwich, fruit and water bottle. Soon, cell phones begin to ring. It’s 10:00 a.m. – the group is already on […]

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