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Florida Muslims Holding Multiple Events During Their Month-Long Ramadan Fasting

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(Miami, FL, 5/30/17) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations - Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, announced that Florida mosques and Islamic centers are making final preparations for events during the month of Ramadan starting today. In this special month, Muslim communities in America and around the world begin the month-long fast of Ramadan.

Many mosques and Islamic centers throughout Florida will be hosting events to cater to their neighbors, regardless of their faith. In addition to regular prayer services offered during Ramadan, numerous events such as open-houses, educational programs, Iftar dinners, etc. are being organized to include several interfaith groups. CAIR-Florida will be hosting several Interfaith Iftar dinners during the month of Ramadan. These events are open for media coverage. CAIR-Florida is also available to assist journalists and media representatives in coordinating the coverage of any Ramadan events occurring throughout the state.

For details about CAIR-Florida events during the month of Ramadan click here

"Ramadan is a time to focus on worship, charity, and service to others. May this blessed month strengthen the connection of the community with our Lord and with each other. May our deeds be a source of our Creator's mercy for all of us," stated Hassan Shibly, CAIR-Florida's Chief Executive Director.

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink, and sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset each day. The fast is strictly observed to learn discipline, self-restraint, and generosity while obeying God's commandments. Fasting, along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca, is one of the "five pillars" of Islam.

The end of Ramadan will be marked by communal prayers called "Eid-ul-Fitr" or Feast of the Fast-Breaking, on or about June 24th, depending on the sighting of the new moon.

CAIR-Florida is the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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CAIR-Florida's Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305.502.6749
CAIR-Florida's Executive Director, Hassan Shibly, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305.502.6749

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