CAIRO – American Muslims have hailed a decision by Missouri governor Jay Nixon to veto a bill that bans the use of Islamic Shari`ah in state courts, a legislation that would have make their life harder.

"We applaud Governor Nixon for taking this courageous and principled stance in defense of Missouri families and of the Constitution," Faizan Syed, director of St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis), said in a statement obtained by OnIslam.net.

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ST. LOUIS • Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed on Monday an anti-“Sharia Law” bill, saying that in its zeal to address an imaginary problem, the legislation creates a real one for parents seeking foreign adoptions.

The bill would make it illegal for Missouri to enforce any foreign law or legal decision deemed “repugnant or inconsistent” with Missouri or U.S. law. It doesn’t specify Islamist Sharia religious law, but it’s part of a movement by conservative lawmakers in more than 20 states who have pushed similar measures to highlight alleged Sharia influences in the U.S.

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Community to Hold Symbolic Ground Breaking Ceremony on July 27th @ New Site

My brothers and sisters I would like to remind you about a community who has inspired all of us. August 6th will be the 1 year anniversary of the tragic Joplin Mosque fire, an arson that left the entire Masjid in the city burned to the ground. Now, I had the opportunity to visit the Joplin Muslim community and what I witnessed inspired me as I hope it will inspire you. 

Read more: Out of the Ashes: Rebirth of the Joplin Muslim Community

How to Share Ramadan

CAIR-St. Louis is a proud supporter of the Sharing Ramadan initiative adopted from CAIR National in 2008 as a way to help educate our fellow Saint Louisians about the month of Ramadan and in the process, educate our neighbors, colleagues, and friends about Islam and Muslims in Saint Louis. Given that sharing and appreciation are essential components of Ramadan, we encourage individuals, families, local mosques, community centers, and Muslim schools to take this opportunity to invite their neighbors to join them for an iftar meal and learn more about our faith.

 

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from God - all his previous sins will be forgiven." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Hadith 125)

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Ramadan "is the month of sharing with others." (Al-Tirmishi, Hadith 614)

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St. Louis Muslims Supporting Immigration Reform

On Saturday June 30th, thousands of peoples in St. Louis came out to the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park to support immigration reform by participating in the "Rally for Citizenship". The program was organized by dozens of organizations with the Missouri Immigration and Refugee Advocates (MIRA). The crowd consisted of people of all backgrounds including the St. Louis Muslim community.

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KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI)– An e-mail from a powerful Missouri lawmaker attacking Muslims is drawing fire from Christian pastors in the lawmakers St. Louis County hometown.

State Representative Rick Stream of Kirkwood chairs the house budget committee. He sent out an e-mail from his official state account a week ago, attacking Muslims. Representative Stream has refused to comment, but Christian ministers in Kirkwood are saying plenty.

Representative Stream sent an e-mail from his office to all other Republican representatives, senators, and staff personnel in the general assembly.

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