Muslims Designate Friday as 'Hurricane Relief Day'

Washington, DC: A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group has called on mosques and Islamic centers nationwide to collect donations for hurricane disaster relief following Islamic congregational prayers (Jumah) on Friday.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked that the funds collected be sent to the American Red Cross or other relief groups offering assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


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