Since CAIR-Philadelphia’s inception, supporters like you have always responded to our call for financial help. So now, we’ve got to ask... Will you donate to CAIR-Philadelphia for our Ramadan Challenge Campaign?
CAIR-Philadelphia wishes you and your families a Sweet Passover, a Blessed Easter, and a Ramadan Mubarak. May the children of Ibrahim, Sarah, and Hajar know only good health and peace in the coming year.
We are working to make sure Ramadan accommodations for Muslim students and employees are well-entrenched in each setting -- teachers and managers know to respect Muslim fast, avoid lunch meetings, arrange rooms for students to spend their time during lunch hours, and avoid evening meetings, to count a few.
The State Department issued a statement providing some information on next steps for those impacted by the Muslim and African bans. While the statement does not provide much detail, here’s what we know...
Since CAIR-Philadelphia's inception, supporters like you have helped us be the leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. You make possible every effort that empowers American Muslims. So now, we’ve got to ask… Will you be a Champion of Justice for CAIR-Philadelphia before the start of Ramadan?
CAIR Welcomes President Biden’s Day-One Termination of Muslim and African Bans, Other Executive Orders
In a statement CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender said: “We commend President Biden for immediately moving to repeal the Muslim and African Bans, which is an important first step toward undoing the anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies of the previous administration. It is an important fulfilment of a campaign pledge to the Muslim community and its allies. We expect the Biden administration to go further by supporting passage of the No Ban Act and addressing systemic injustices within the federal government that led to religious and racial profiling of Muslims and immigrants under multiple administrations.
CAIR-Philadelphia advises community members throughout Pennsylvania and particularly those in Harrisburg, the state capitol, to stay vigilant from now until the end of the presidential inauguration due to threat of far-right, white supremacist violence and armed protests at all 50 state capitols leading up to and on Inauguration Day.
At the age of 95, Dr. Anis Al-Qasem returned to God in Alicante, Spain, surrounded by his wife Amal and their children. The Palestinian community around the world and its political, legal, and social leaders and institutions mourned his death, as did much of the Arab media.
Organizing for civic engagement, protecting the civil rights of community members, promoting understanding of Islam and the Muslim community, building interfaith coalitions for social justice: these are the foundations upon which we stand.