The past few years have been challenging. With three iterations of the Muslim Ban, a sharp rise in hate crimes, attacks aboard airlines, and constant anti-Muslim rhetoric from elected officials and the media—it feels like there’s a perpetual target on our communities. However, it's also been a year filled with moments of Muslims in the U.S. standing up for justice.
2019 is a critical year—and yet another moment for us to stand proudly & unapologetically as Muslims celebrating our faith and our values.
This Ramadan, we're using the tradition of the communal breaking of the fast to build solidarity with our (Muslim and non-Muslim ally) communities and to adhere to the Prophetic tradition of acting and speaking out for justice. Join us by holding public Iftar events—#IftarInTheStreets.
This year we’re asking you to host your event on Malcolm X’s Birthday, Sunday May 19, 2019. Malcolm X serves as an inspiration and role model for many—both non-Muslim and Muslim—fighting for justice over the decades.
Please keep these principles in mind when hosting an event: