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On Friday, June 10, the Minnesota Muslim Community will conduct funeral prayers for Muhammad Ali after each mosque's weekly congregational service, which begin between 12:30 and 2 p.m.
The funeral prayers, called “salat al-ghaib” (sa-lat all-guy-ib), are performed for Muslims who have died in a distant place among other prayers.
"Muhammad Ali stood up for justice and spoke out against racism and war," said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR-MN. "With the rise of Islamophobia in America, Ali’s death reminds us all about the positive role American Muslims have had and continue to play in our great nation.”
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/12/2016) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today joined, the Minnesota Muslim community in condemning the horrific mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.
"Minnesota Muslims condemn in the strongest possible terms the mass shooting in Orlando," said Jaylani Hussein, Executive Director of the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured"
The LGBTQ community has stood side by side with the American Muslim community during challenging and difficult times. We stand together against hatred, violence and demonization of entire communities.
Communities members are urged to attend a community vigil on Sunday June 12th.
What: OutFront organized community Vigil: Vigil To Unite in the Wake of the Orlando Shooting
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 7pm
WHERE: Loring Park 1382 Willow St. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Community Leaders Press Conference on Monday June 13th
(CAIR), today launched a satirical public awareness campaign to challenge growing Islamophobia in America.
In its new social media campaign, CAIR is distributing “ISLAMOPHOBIN®,” a mock-medicine designed to “cure” Islamophobia and includes a television commercial for the product. (NOTE: ISLAMOPHOBIN is actually sugar-free-chewing gum. Use #ISLAMOPHOBIN. SEE sample tweets below.)
The Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and The Advocates for Human Rights on Friday May 13th presented its annual "Immigrant of Distinction Award" to Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).
The award is in recognition to Hussein's outstanding contribution to social justice. Each year at its Upper Midwest Immigration Law conference, the AILA recognizes an Immigrant for his or her outstanding contribution to the society.