Cordoba House Newsletter: Muslim Leadership, Celebrating Ramadan, and More!
Cordoba House Newsletter - July 2017
Muslim Leadership Training Program: Training Effective Messengers
Students of Cordoba House's Muslim Leadership Training Program, including prominent imams and graduate students from top American universities, took part in an intensive media training seminar to prepare them to become effective spokespeople for issues concerning the American Muslim community.  Read more and view photos »
Cordoba House Hosts Potluck Iftar!
On Sunday, June 11, Cordoba House Sunday School held a potluck Iftar for Sunday School families, which featured presentations on Ramadan around the world, prayers, and delicious food! Read more »
Imam Feisal Leads Eid al-Fitr Service at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Founder of Cordoba House, concluded the blessed month of Ramadan with an inspirational Eid al-Fitr service at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel, where he led the Eid prayer and delivered a  khutba ("sermon"). Imam Feisal spoke about his own personal experience of Ramadan, Lailat al-Qadr ("Night of Power"), and how to taste the inner realities of the Muslim statement of faith (the shahada). He also tackled the spiritual dimensions of the Muslim faith, reminding the community to focus on purifying their hearts from all shortcomings and of the importance of refraining from arrogance. Such a blessed occasion would not have been possible without the efforts of the esteemed Eid Committee, which includes Farnaz Shah, Nevine Haider, Silvat Malik, and Razia Syed. Read more »
Cordoba House Celebrates Eid!
On Monday, June 26, Cordoba House organized a lovely Eid al-Fitr picnic in Battery Park , with children's activities, music, sports, and even a magic show! It was a joyous occasion that brought people together for some fun after a long month of fasting and spiritual reflection. Thank you to all of the staff, volunteers, parents, and children who made this event a success! Read more »
Global Movement of Moderates
The American Fear of Sharia
Op-Ed by Imam Feisal in the
New York Daily News

"Contrary to the right-wing caricature, sharia does not presume to replace American law. It agrees with its underlying values and promotes them..."  Read more »

Changing the Discourse on Islam
President Trump's Speech to the Muslim World
Imam Feisal on CNN's "This Hour"

"Cordoba House and other Muslims are doing the work of winning hearts and minds in the fight against extremism..."  Watch the interview »

Reflecting on Alienation 
during Ramadan

"We can live [our religions] out of their historical particularities, which divide us from each other, or we can live them out of their focus on God, which unites us. Read more »

Through our innovative programs for children and youth, aspiring Muslim leaders, and interfaith and cultural outreach, Cordoba House  is dedicated to leading, engaging, and promoting a distinctively moderate, open-minded, forward-thinking, pluralistic, and spiritual multi-national American Muslim community. Please consider making a donation to support this vital work!

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