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Why Are Qur'ans Waiting in a D.C. Warehouse?

By Nihad Awad

Dear CAIR Supporter,
Pallets of copies of the Quran in a Washington, D.C. warehouse waiting to be sponsored.

As-salaamu 'alaikum / Peace be with you,
Thousands of copies of the Quran were delivered last week to CAIR’s Washington, D.C., warehouse and are waiting to be sponsored and distributed to 100,000 American opinion leaders and policymakers through the “Share the Quran” educational initiative. Can I count on you to help empty the warehouse?
Since our “Share the Quran” campaign was launched just a month ago, more than 1,500 Qurans have already been sponsored, but tens of thousands are waiting to be sponsored.
We urgently need $120,000 to successfully complete the first phase of this important effort. In the past, I asked you for your support, and you responded. Today, I ask for your help to educate our nation’s leaders about Islam and Muslims. Our research shows that when knowledge of Islam goes up, anti-Muslim stereotyping and prejudice go down.
ACT NOW to sponsor one or more copies of this top-quality Quran for an American leader or to donate to support this important initiative. If you donate today, the Qurans can be in the hands of opinion leaders by Ramadan, the month of the Quran.
All contributions are zakat-eligible and tax-deductible.
AN IMMEDIATE REQUEST: Please consider offering an additional contribution to help with the cost of managing the “Share the Quran” campaign.

Please consider giving $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100 $50 or whatever you can.

If you donated in the past, this is the time to think about increasing that donation. If you have not donated previously, please act now to help CAIR enhance understanding of Islam - the key to decreasing anti-Muslim prejudice and stereotyping.

Thank you for your support and may Allah bless you.
Nihad Awad

CAIR National Executive Director

If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help with the “Share the Quran” campaign, e-mail:
To learn more about us, visit our website to see our vision, mission and core principles as well as CAIR at-a-glance detailing information about CAIR. You can also read about CAIR national board and key staff and see the leaders of each of our 35 chapters.





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