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American Muslim Ramadan Congressional Appreciation Iftar

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

You’re Invited! RSVP for American Muslim Ramadan Congressional Appreciation Iftar

On Tuesday, May 21st, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host the American Muslim Ramadan Congressional Appreciation Iftar to highlight and celebrate congressional support for the American Muslim community. 

WHAT: American Muslim Ramadan Congressional Appreciation Iftar
WHEN: Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 – 9:30 PM 
WHERE: United States Capitol Visitor Center: Congressional Meeting Room North, CVC 268
RSVP REQUIRED: Space is limited, so please RSVP here to secure your seat.

During the iftar, CAIR will recognize Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and other Members of Congress, that have introduced measures in support of the American Muslim community, or stood by the Muslim community, in addition to hearing from CAIR and Muslim community leaders. 

Dinner will be served after the breaking of the fast at 8:11 PM and the sunset Maghrib prayer for Muslim attendees. 

Members of Congress and congressional staff of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to take part in the iftar.

Iftar is a fast-breaking meal during Ramadan. 

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures 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.

Event sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

No admittance without RSVP. Photo ID required at check-in.

Discretion Policy: CAIR, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to accept or decline an individual's registration for an event. Further, CAIR reserves the right to prohibit entry or to remove any individual whether registered or not, be they attendees, exhibitors, representatives, or vendors, whose conduct is not in keeping with the character and purpose of the event. Without limiting the foregoing, CAIR reserves the right to remove or refuse entry to anyone who has registered or gained access under false pretenses, provided false information, or for any other reason whatsoever that it deems is cause under the circumstances.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos. 

For more information please contact CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw at 202-