30 Days of Ramadan, Day 1: Schedule Tight, Niyyah Strong

Once again the blessed month of Ramadan is upon us, and once again the prep for the month doesn’t ever seem to be enough; at least, that’s where I find myself, again, every year. To start, I knew that the first night of Taraweeh was near. I knew I should … Continue reading

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CAIR reports alarming spike in anti-Muslim bias incidents

On May 9, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) released a report detailing a more than 50 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2016 over the previous year. CAIR’s new report indicates that the spike in anti-Muslim incidents was accompanied by a 44 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Oppose House Bill 45

CAIR-Texas calls on community to oppose House Bill 45, the latest so-called “anti-shariah” bill. CAIR-Texas is calling on members of the Muslim community and their interfaith partners to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, April 4, to show public opposition to House Bill 45, which we believe is designed to … Continue reading

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RegisterMeFirst and More

RegisterMeFirst, Capitol Day, Fighting the Muslim Ban and More #RegisterMeFirst    CAIR has launched a “Register Me First” website designed to challenge President Trump’s Islamophobic policies, including the ongoing “Muslim ban” and a proposed “Muslim registry.” provides an opportunity for anyone who wants to oppose the Muslim Ban, any … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston co-sponsors activism training event

CAIR-Houston is proud to participate in the Americans United for Separation of Church and State seminar on “Learning to be an Effective Activist.”  

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Coalition statement re Muslim Brotherhood terrorism designation

This letter has been signed by dozens of civil rights, human rights and faith-based groups.  It details the potential harm to non-profit organizations, charities, religious organizations, and activists.

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Bills to talk with your state reps about

The week of February 20 through 24 is a “district work week,” meaning our congressmen and senators are working in their district rather than in Austin.  We encourage you to contact them to share your views on current legislation. Immigrant Rights: Refugees and Asylum seekers are legal designations for individuals who … Continue reading

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Texas Muslim Capitol Day 2017 a huge success

A sea of people – thousands of them – filled the steps of the Capitol and the area around, as this year’s Texas Muslim Capitol Day kicked off with a rally and press conference.  Non-Muslims were there in force, verbally supporting and even physically protecting Muslims.  In the wake of … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston joins coalition to address Affordable Care Act

Mustafaa Carroll, CAIR-Houston Executive Director, attended a roundtable press conference on Saturday January 7, 2017 called by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee regarding efforts underway to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Congressomwan’s message was that the state of Texas is already compromised by not accepting Affordable Care Act funds, placing at … Continue reading

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2017: A year for challenge and change

Happy New Year from CAIR-Houston! Our work is cut out for us this year, and we will strive more than ever to serve our mission.  MORE…

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