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You are invited to join us for the 4th Annual Sharing Ramadan Open House. This annual event brings together peoples of all faiths to visit their local Islamic Center, participate in the Iftar (breaking of the fast) meal, enjoy an international dinner, and engage in productive dialogue. This year event is hosted by the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis (IFGSTL), the Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO), and the Islamic Information Center of St. Louis (IICSTL).

WHAT: 4th Annual Sharing Ramadan Open House
WHEN: Wednesday, June 7th @ 6:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
WHERE: Daar-Al-Islam Masjid, 517 Wiedman Rd, Ballwin MO, 63011
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As-Salamu Alaykum, a greeting of peace. We would like to invite you to our 4th annual “Sharing Ramadan” open house. This annual event will be held on Wednesday, June 7th from 6:00 P.M.—9:30 P.M. This event encourages all Americans to visit your local Islamic Center, take a guided tour of the Masjid, enjoy a delicious meal, hear presentations on Islam, engage in dialogue, witness the Muslim prayers, and so much more.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. More than one billion Muslims worldwide celebrate Ramadan by fasting and building a closer relationship with Allah (God). During Ramadan,  Muslims abstain from food, drink, and intimate relations with their spouse from break of dawn to sunset. The fast is performed to learn discipline, self-restraint, and generosity, while obeying God’s commandments. Fasting (along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the “five pillars” of Islam. The end of Ramadan will be marked by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking, on June 25th. (Because Islam operates on a lunar calendar system, the actual date is governed by sighting of the new moon.)

Ramadan is special because the Qur’an (Islamic holy scripture) was first revealed during this month. Muslims around the world strive to spiritually purify themselves by trying to abstain from all that is evil in speech and action. It is also recommended that Muslims read as much as possible from the Qur’an during this month.

When you arrive at the Daar-Ul-Islam Masjid, you will be given a guided tour of the building. After the tour, guests will be given a presentation on Islam and engage in dialogue, followed by the Iftar (breaking of the fast) meal along with an international dinner. Iftar is an integral part of Muslim community life during the sacred month of Ramadan. At sunset every night, Muslims around the world gather in their homes and mosques to break their fast together with their families and communities.

Guests are welcome to observe the sunset prayers after the Iftar meal. Your host will direct you to an appropriate place to sit and watch. After the Adhan (call to prayer), Muslims move to the prayer hall and line up for the congregational prayer. They will form tight ranks, a symbol of unity and equality within the Muslim community. After the conclusion of the prayer, dinner will be served.

We would be delighted if you and your family would be our guests. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Event Highlights:
Inspiring Sessions
Matrimonial Event
Masjid Development Track
Chaplaincy Track
Celebration Banquet and Community Service Award

Featured Speakers:
Mehdi Hasan is the award-winning presenter of ‘UpFront’ and ‘Head to Head’ on Al Jazeera English, born and brought up in the UK but now based in Washington D.C. He is the former political director of The Huffington Post UK, a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Guardian and the author of two books. Mehdi has been included in the annual list of the 500 ‘most influential’ Muslims in the world and his Oxford Union speech on Islam and peace went viral in 2013, amassing several million views online. He has interviewed, among others, Edward Snowden, Ehud Olmert, Imran Khan and General Michael Flynn.

Yasmin Mogahed is known for her gift of captivating an entire audience with her thoughts and insightful reflections. She is a Psychology graduate, and attained her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a skilled creative writer, her literature speaks from the heart and after completing her graduate work; she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. Currently she’s a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author who focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development.

Azhar Azeez, ISNA President, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the prestigious Osmania University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He currently serves as the Senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA. He is a member of ISNA Executive Council since 2002, served as the Vice President of ISNA twice from 2010-2014. He was elected as the President of ISNA in 2014 and was re elected to his second term in 2016.

Ubaydullah Evans is ALIM’s first Scholar-in-Residence and now Executive Director. He converted to Islam while in high school. Upon conversion, Ustadh Ubaydullah began studying some of the foundational books of Islam under the private tutelage of local scholars while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism from Columbia. Since then he has studied at Chicagoland’s Institute of Islamic Education (IIE), in Tarim, Yemen, and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, where he is the first African-American to graduate from its Shari’a program. Ustadh Ubaydullah also instructs with the Ta’leef Collective and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network

17553430 704995493013997 32572121791275004 nEvery day, we hear how Muslims are targeted unfairly by government, media, individuals -- stereotyped as terrorists, banned even if they have legal visas, victimized by hate crimes. Please join the St. Louis Anti-Racist Collective (ARC), Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) for an important workshop:

Combating Islamophobia: Understand it. Resist it.
Sunday, April 23rd
Friends Meeting House
1001 Park Ave.

Learn and explore:
* What is Islamophobia and how does it operate on individual and institutional levels?
* What is liberal Islamophobia?
* How does Islamophobia intersect with other forms of oppression and racism?
* How can we resist Islamophobia together?

Childcare available upon request. (see registration form!)
Snacks provided.
Suggested donation $5 at the door - nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Space Limited! Register soon!

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Dar-Al-Jalal Masjid Open House & Dinner for Trump Supporters

Sunday, March 26th @ 3:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Dar-Al-Jalal Masjid, 8945 Dunn Rd, Hazelwood MO, 63042

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The St. Louis Muslim community is inviting all Americans to move past the divisive election and “Make America Whole Again”. They are hosting an Islamic Center open house to invite our friends who are Trump supporters and Republicans in order to build bridges of peace and mutual understanding. America is more polarized today than at any other point in recent history. Much of the negative rhetoric has been against Islam and Muslims. Our goal is to invite people who have questions about Islam and Muslims to visit a local Islamic Center, break bread, ask questions, and get to know their Muslim neighbors. This event is primarily for Trump supporters and Republicans, though everyone in the community is welcome.

We strongly believe that the most effective and lasting way to build bridges is to open our doors and sit down together in spite of feelings of mistrust in order to recognize the core human values that we all share but practice differently.

The open house will include:

  • Tours of the Dar-Al-Jalal Islamic Center, including the prayer hall, library, and school.
  • A Delicious international dinner prepared fresh and local
  • Presentation on Islam and Muslims along with a Q&A session
  • Small group conversations and dialogue with Muslims to ask the tough questions and build meaningful relationships
  • Henna temporary tattoo art, write your name in Arabic gifts, free information on Islam, listen to the Quran, witness the Hajj, take a picture while trying out Islamic clothing, and so much more

This event is free and open to the public with online registration! Register today by filling out your information below!


CAIR-Missouri Open House Photo

Directly beneath Straub’s of Clayton Rd., interns Atif Shamail and Shehmin Awan nervously packed up the vacuum in their executive director’s office. The rest of the CAIR team and early guests-turned-volunteers lent hands in the lobby for last minute printing, product placement, and arranging literature tucked into bookcases flanking a giant flat screen TV along the eastern wall.

CAIR-MO, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Missouri, celebrated their St.Louis office open house on February 19, 2017 with huge success, inspiring momentum to blaze forward. Humble projections for attendance were cast aside when over 150 visitors strengthened ties with the civil rights advocacy team over lively conversation from 1pm to 5pm that Sunday. Guests were also treated to snacks and homemade ethnic cuisine and sweet pastries donated by Humaira Qalbani. It took two people, Dr. Anjum Shariff, board President, and Faizan Syed, Executive Director, to calm the lively crowd for formal introductions at 2pm.

For CAIR-MO staff themselves, the most memorable part was the generous attendance and the inspiration it yielded. Chris Caras, CAIR-MO’s outreach director, also noted attendant diversity while Ian left to right Chris Caras Dr. Anjum Shariff and Zach GoldMooney, intern and volunteer coordinator, was energized by the didactic discussions taking place around him. Linah Elnashar, entrepreneur and assistant to CAIR-MO, enjoyed the networking opportunity as she looks forward to representing Muslims and CAIR at the liberal women meeting this Monday. Yusra Ali, event coordinator for CAIR-MO, won't forget the fiery chatter with local artists coming out to support and be involved. Yusra is overseeing an upcoming event, “Creativity and Identity: A Muslim-American Art Exhibit”.

CAIR-MO team attendees not mentioned previously include Yasir Ali, Sadia Ali, Omar Malik, Ali Chaudry, Omar Memon, Meraj Sirajuddin, and Naveen Ayesh.  Absent for travel was Robert West, CAIR-MO attorney.

CAIR-MO was grateful to welcome guests aligned with their tradition of peace, justice, and freedom of faith. Allies for political peace included representative Bill Otto among many democratic and bi-partisan activists. For justice advocacy, members of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) and New Legal Alliance came. Faith leaders and representatives of many local religious organizations and groups, including Metropolitan Congregations United and Ethical Society of St.Louis were also in force.

When the event came to a close and remaining guests left warmly, CAIR-MO staff gathered the volunteer sign-up forms littered about the office. Sweet smell lingered, from cookies and cake as well as the encouraging words that still hung in the air. CAIR-MO invites everyone to follow them for future events and opportunities to help out Muslim minorities and bring hope to a healing nation.

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


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