CAIR-Philadelphia’s Civil Rights Attorney Timothy Welbeck, Esq. and Youth Leadership and Advocacy Projects Coordinator Asiyah Jones were interviewed by 6abc Action News’ TaRhonda Thomas about Ramadan preparations and accommodations for students:.
“Ramadan is the holiest time of year for Muslims,” said Timothy Welbeck, civil rights attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Philadelphia chapter. “It’s supposed to take place during the period of time when the prophet Muhammad received the revelations that lead to the writings of the Koran.”
“For other people, it’s a regular ordinary day for them. They’re still eating and drinking, so it can be difficult,” said Asiyah Jones, CAIR youth leadership and advocacy project coordinator.