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30 Days of Ramadan: Forgive me

We’ve talked about Ramadan as the month of improvement, the month of patience, and the month of a few other attributes. What we haven’t addressed yet is Ramadan as a month of forgiveness, so let’s do that. If you have ever needed anyone’s forgiveness, you know this is not an … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan: Day 21, a personal reflection on Gaza

When I was a senior in high school I participated in a 24-hour dance marathon to raise money for Israel. Eager for something both spiritual and social, I joined the United Synagogue Youth (USY) that year, learning a little bit about Judaism but spending much more time socializing. I considered … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 20: Down to the last 10

The last 10 days of Ramadan are upon us, which means the world is a-stirring. Masjids are now holding Tahajjud Salah at 2:30 a.m. and flocks of people are attending. Laylat-ul-Qadr - the Night of Power - is on one of these days (we will go more in depth about … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Write your elected officials about violence in Gaza

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Although our mission is focused on American civil rights … Continue reading

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American Muslim Websites Go Black to Call Attention to Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

(7/18/2014) — Today, five of the largest American-Muslim websites are simultaneously participating in an online blackout to raise awareness about the ongoing Israeli incursion in Gaza that has claimed more than 200 Palestinian lives-most of them civilian according to the United Nations-and one Israeli life. The websites have shut down … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Reminder of Your Legal Rights if Visited by the FBI

Recent events in Gaza may prompt increased visits by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)/Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and other law enforcement agencies.  CAIR-TX, Houston reminds community members of your legal rights if visited by the FBI/JTTF at their home or workplace. Understand that providing information to the FBI … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, getting caught up: Don’t shop till you drop

(Note: During the busy days of Ramadan time sure can get away from you! We’re catching up with some missed posts…) As Ramadan nears its last 10 days, there has been an increase in attendance at local masjids. The number of men and women that remain until the end of … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 14: A personal reflection on the struggle to improve

So far all that has been mentioned in this blog is what’s to come from us: how are we preparing for our future, the habits we’re forming, the people we plan to keep in touch with, etc. The reason we tend to think of the future during Ramadan is because … Continue reading

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League City resolution unfairly singles out Muslims

Guest column in today’s Galveston County Daily News, written by CAIR-TX Communications Coordinator Ruth Nasrullah Last Tuesday, the League City City Council passed a resolution which simultaneously closed its city doors to unaccompanied illegal immigrant children and unfairly characterized Muslims as terrorists. The resolution bans the use of League City … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 13: Guest blogger shows off - or not

Sobia Siddiqui, our 30 Days of Ramadan blogger, is taking a break for today, so guest blogger (and CAIR-TX Communications Coordinator) Ruth Nasrullah is re-posting something she wrote for the Houston Chronicle several years ago.  Enjoy! I have tended toward laziness with my prayers over the last few months. I … Continue reading

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