CAIR wishes Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims
On behalf of the entire CAIR family, I pray that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy as we enter this blessed month of Ramadan.
We thank God for blessing us with the ability to reach Ramadan. We also thank God for helping us to meet the challenges of the past year, from COVID-19 to racist violence to rampant Islamophobia.
Our faith in Allah, God Almighty, has sustained us through the pandemic. Our faith in God has guided us to stand up against oppression and injustice. Now our faith has once again united us in the simple but profound act of fasting in pursuit of His forgiveness.
As our community begin to worship during this blessed month, I want to share three pieces of advice with you.
First, continue being mindful of health and safety regulations. The pandemic is not over. As our mosques and our community centers welcome larger congregations this year, it is critical that we continue to follow the medical advice of local and national experts.
Secondly, please take the security of our mosques and congregations seriously. Establish the necessary protection measures, from qualified guards to safety volunteers to security cameras. The threat of Islamophobia and other forms of extremism persists. We must tie our camel by remaining vigilant.
Thirdly, please think of the less fortunate among us, especially those suffering oppression. In many lands, Muslims today struggle for basic religious freedoms, including China, India, Kashmir, Myanmar, and even France, among so many other places.
During this blessed month, may Allah protect us from all forms of harm, grant the ummah relief from oppression, and forgive all of us for our sins.
As always, we at CAIR are here to support you. May God accept your fasting and good deeds.
CAIR National Executive Director