PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-CAN Wishes Canadians a Happy Holiday Season
- For Immediate Release -
Ottawa, Canada – December 11, 2007 – Eid Mubarak, Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas! The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) extends its warmest greetings to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in Canada and Season’s Greetings to all Canadians.
“Muslims, Christians and Jews share a common heritage through Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) and the holiday season serves to reinforce the idea that we are more similar than different in the common values we hold dear,” said CAIR-CAN Chairman Abdul-Basit Khan.
This year the holiday season will coincide with the Hajj pilgrimage and the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha. This celebration marks the occasion where, according to Muslim tradition, Prophet Abraham, the common forefather of all three great monotheistic faiths, was asked by God to sacrifice his son as a sign of his commitment to God.
“We urge Muslims across Canada to reach out to their neighbours, co-workers and employees and build new friendships,” said Faisal Kutty, CAIR-CAN Vice-Chair.
On October 13, 2007, 138 Muslim scholars from across the globe signed on to “A Common Word Between Us and You”, a statement of shared values between Islam and Christianity. It is in this spirit that CAIR-CAN wishes to extend holiday greetings to all Canadians.
See: A Common Word Between Us and You.
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