(Atlanta, GA – 3/5/2021) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today commended the Georgia state legislature for unanimously adopting a resolution recognizing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and extending best wishes to all in Georgia and around the world.
On February 26, 2021, the Georgia House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 259, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Kennard, Rep. Marin, Rep. Rebecca Mitchell, Rep. Hutchinson, Rep. Nguyen, and Rep. Park.
SEE: House Resolution Recognizing the Holy Month of Ramadan
Abdullah Jaber, Executive Director of CAIR Georgia said in a statement:
“We thank our representatives in the State Capitol for unanimously recognizing the holy month of Ramadan and extending their warm wishes to Georgia Muslim and Muslims across the country and around the world.
Ramadan is a season for realignment with the Divine. A time where we distance ourselves from our temptation, material attachments, and addictions by fostering gratitude and giving – it is a season of healing and growth. Muslims increase in devotion and charity in service to the Creator and the Creation.”
“We want to give particular thanks to the bill sponsors Rep. Kennard, Rep. Marin, Rep. Rebecca Mitchell, Rep. Hutchinson, Rep. Nguyen, and Rep. Park, for their unwavering friendship and support of the Georgia Muslim community,” Jaber added.
The two-page House Resolution is “recognizing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, commencing a month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and extending best wishes to all in Georgia and around the world for a joyous and meaningful observance of Eid al-Fitr.”
The House Resolution further noted that “the Muslim population has been growing in Georgia, and today’s Georgian Muslim population is a tapestry of ethnic, racial, linguistic, social, and economic groups,” and “Georgian Muslims have contributed to every part of society to make advancements in medicine, science, engineering, economics, sports, education, military, and the law.”
CAIR Georgia is part of is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
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.
CONTACT: Executive Director Abdullah Jaber, 678-631-9697, [email protected]; Communications and Outreach Director Azka Mahmood, 678-653-5822, [email protected]