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ACTION ALERT: CAIR-Houston Backs Legislation to Stop President Trump’s March to War on Iran

(Houston, Texas, 1/6/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Houston Chapter, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed strong support for congressional efforts to bar the Trump Administration from taking further steps toward an illegal and unnecessary war on Iran. On Jan. 3, the Trump administration … Continue reading

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YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE THIS RAMADAN

As the month of Ramadan is upon us and as we deal with the new realities of fasting while maintaining social distancing from family, friends and community spaces in the wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Hopefully, many of us can observe the obligations and duties of Ramadan from … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Urge your member of Congress to Fight Trump’s New Plan to Halt Immigration to the United States

CAIR Condemns ‘Irrational and Insidious’ Trump Tweet Threatening to Halt Immigration to U.S. (HOUSTON, TX, 4/21/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump’s  late-night tweet  announcing that he intends to sign an executive order to “temporarily suspend … Continue reading

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Federal Aid and Relief Programs Available to Muslim Owned Businesses and Nonprofits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

There is not a single aspect of life that has not been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. One third of Americans are unemployed and local and state governments have issued ordinances shuttering countless businesses that are now struggling to stay afloat. Likewise, nonprofit organizations that normally rely on regular and … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Condemns Racist Rant Targeting Owner of Asian Restaurant

(HOUSTON, TX, 4/9/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a racist rant targeting Vietnamese restaurant owner in Houston, Texas.   Recently, in the West University area in Houston, an Asian couple of Vietnamese descent were reportedly verbally harassed … Continue reading

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Resources during COVID-19

OFFICIAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS: World Health Organization Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Houston Health Department Harris County Public Health Fort Bend County Health and Human Services FOOD: Houston Food Bank See More Food Pantries Muslim Community Association (MCA) Community Cares Services EDUCATION: Texas Education Agency Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support … Continue reading

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LOST YOUR JOB DUE TO COVID-19?

A third of all Americans either have or expect to lose their jobs or be furloughed due to the Coronavirus epidemic. If you are one of those people whose employment has been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus, CAIR has prepared the following recommended steps you should consider taking to lessen … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Seeks Hate Crimes Charges for Attack Targeting Asian Family

(Houston, TX 3/31/2020) –  The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today seeks hate crime charges for an attack targeting Asian-American family in Midland, Texas. On March 14th in Midland, Texas an Asian American family of Burmese descent, including a … Continue reading

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Our Zakat Eligibility

CAIR-Houston’s Guidelines for Zakat Allocations Several scholars, including Sheikh Ahmad Kutty and Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, agree that all of CAIR-Houston’s work is zakat-eligible because it collectively advances the services that are provided to the community, fi Sabilillah. However, there are other scholars with a more restrictive definition of zakat eligibility. … Continue reading

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Census 2020

CAIR-Houston is a proud supporter of the 2020 Census. For more information about the 2020 Census in Texas, please visit www.2020census.gov  But why the census? What is the big deal? Why should people care, especially minorities that have felt marginalized for years in their own country? The first reason is … Continue reading

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BECOME AN AMBASSADOR FOR CAIR-HOUSTON!

SERVE AS LIAISON BETWEEN YOUR COMMUNITY AND LOCAL MUSLIM CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION! CAIR-Houston is searching for good-doers and passionate individuals that are committed to serving and engaging with their local community. CAIR-Houston Ambassadors are energetic, community, and justice driven individuals who represent the diversity and strength of the Greater Houston … Continue reading

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