Reawakening the Spirit of Justice

CAIR MO Brochure FrontThis Ramadan invests in your local CAIR-Missouri chapter to overcome bigotry and hate. CAIR-Missouri is a non-profit 501(c)3 civil rights and advocacy organization that is both Sadaqah and Zakat eligible. Our Ramadan goal is $50,000 and 50 new sustaining members. You can help us reach our goal by donating online today.

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A Letter from the Executive Director Faizan Syed:

Assalamu Aliakum wa Rhamatullahi wa Barakathu,

Greetings to all of you as we welcome the blessed month of Ramadan. May Allah increase our piety, sincerity, and steadfastness during this holy month and bring us all closer to Him. We pray to Allah to enhance our spirituality and to enable us to do more good deeds.

The last 10 months have been difficult. The anti-Muslim rhetoric from the Presidential campaign followed by the election of a President who has openly said, “Islam hates us”, called for a total shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S., implemented the Muslim Ban, and so much more. I remember walking through the halls of Al-Salam Day school after the election and listening to conversations by 6 and 7-year-old children who were frightened by the results and genuinely concerned that their family had no future in the United States.

My sisters and brothers, this Ramadan and the last 12 months have been a wake-up call for all of us. It’s a reminder that the work we do at CAIR-Missouri is the most important cause of our time. Whether it’s defending the civil rights of American Muslims in court, filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s unconstitutional Muslim ban, building genuine relationships with our elected officials, giving a voice to American Muslims in the media, investing in leadership skills for our youth, building deep relationships with interfaith and other civil rights organizations, and empowering our community. Everyday CAIR is on the frontlines of combating Islamophobia and empowering American Muslims but we can’t do it alone.

Now more than ever we realize that the work we do is truly historical. We are walking in the footsteps of other inspiring civil rights movements who fought for the rights of all Americans. We realize today that we need to work with everyone to overcome hate. After the vandalism at the Chesed Shel Emeth Jewish cemetery right here in our backyard in University City, we worked to promote the Muslim fundraising to help repair and rebuild the cemetery and organized the Muslim community to help in the cleanup efforts. On that day of tragedy and unity, we showed the world that we will not be divided and we will overcome hatred together.

This Ramadan, make your tax-deductible donation to CAIR-MO. We are non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is both Sadaqah and Zakat eligible. Our office has grown by over 300% in the last year but that is not good enough. We need to hire a full-time Government Affairs and Chapter Development Directors who can develop statewide campaigns to build meaningful relationships with elected officials and who can help us apply for grants and other funding sources so we do not continue to be as dependent on your donations.

3-Full Time staff members: Our team now consists of Executive Director Faizan Syed, Civil Rights Attorney Robert West, and Islamic Education Director Chris Caras

* Government: 103 Meetings with Elected Officials. Registered over 250 first time, Muslim voters. Held 32 voter registration drives. Lobbied to Congress in Washington D.C. for National Muslim Advocacy Day

* New Office: We’ve moved into our professional West County office space late last year.

* Civil Rights: CAIR has documented a 55% spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes. Our office has received a dramatic spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes impacting American Muslims of all backgrounds.

* In the Media: Since January 2017 we’ve been in over 211 unique stories, reached 139,308,245 people, and have our earned media is valued at $1,288,601

* Youth Empowerment: Graduated over 50 Young Muslims

 

About Us

CAIR-MO vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. Our mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Contact us

Addresse: 13408 Clayton Rd, St. Louis MO, 63131
Tel: 636-207-8882
Email: info@cair-mo.org

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