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Action Alert: Meet With Congressmen During August Recess

CAIR-Houston urges American Muslim voters to take advantage of the upcoming August recess — during which members of Congress return home to spend time with their constituents — by requesting meetings to advocate on state and national issues of importance that include: opposing the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban” executive orders; … Continue reading

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July 2017 News: Unite and Glean Lessons

Our July 2017 newsletter is out.  It includes this message from our Executive Director, Mustafaa Carroll, about gleaning lessons from the past. 2017 began with President Trump’s second executive order on immigration banning people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The ban was revised once and then the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan: Eid Mubarak, It’s Over!

It’s over. Ramadan is over. I can’t be the only one this ridiculously sad that the 30 days flew by the way they did.  It’s not anything new either; it happens every year. Every year Ramadan is upon us without warning (at least that’s what it feels like) so we … Continue reading

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SCOTUS ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Ignores Anti-Muslim Bigotry

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 6/26/17) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a limited version of the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” executive orders to take effect ignores the Islamophobic origins of the policy and emboldens Islamophobes in the Trump administration. … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 28: Laylat-ul-Qadr Radar

Y’all my Laylat-ul-Qadr Radar is broken. Laylat-ul-Qadr, also known as the Night of Power, is when the first words of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is believed that Laylat-ul-Qadr first occurred on an odd night in the last 10 days of Ramadan, although … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 26: Stay Safe

Now that we’re nearing the end of Ramadan many of us have increased our efforts to attain some form of spiritual balance. We started off with the fasting, praying, and reading Quran – and added nightly Taraweeh prayers and maybe a program or a lecture here or there. We found … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 25: Remember Nabra

In 1999, I watched TV coverage of students fleeing from Columbine High School as a mass murder unfolded at the school. I thought what if that were my daughter? Two years later, the September 11 attacks occurred. We lived in northern New Jersey then, close enough to the World Trade Center … Continue reading

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Support CAIR-Houston before Ramadan ends

Thanks to all our community supporters, including those who gave a total of over $100,000 at our recent fundraising iftar. If you haven’t yet donated, please be sure to do so before the end of Ramadan, which is just a few days away.   Your support will ensure CAIR-Houston is … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 21: Tis the Season…

Part of the Ramadan magic that takes place is seeing how full masjids get. For most of us, visiting a masjid daily is next to impossible with our regular work and school schedules. Every once in a while we may take the time for an event or a lecture but … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 20: Salvation

Here we are, the last 10 days of Ramadan – the stage, or ashra, of salvation. We have evaluated the mercy we have in our lives and the mercy we need to show in the first 10 days. We have begged for forgiveness and learned to forgive during the middle … Continue reading

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