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NEW YORK, NY (Dec. 14, 2016) – Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) today called on the international community to intervene immediately to halt “reported massacres” in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
ICNA called on the US State Department to use all its resources to halt human rights violations in the city, ensure safe civilian evacuation, protect residents and allow relief aid in the violence-torn Syrian city.
ICNA urges Friday to be made a day for prayer for the residents of Aleppo and urges all Friday Sermons to be dedicated to bring about awareness of the situation in Aleppo.
The besieged Syrian city of Aleppo has been under stiff attacks by Syrian government forces and their allied militias, sparking wide-scale Arab and international outrage.
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ICNA urges all to call each one of the following today at both of their offices to demand immediate action to provide relief and protection to the residents of Aleppo:
Congressman Keith Ellison
Washington office: (202) 225-4755
District office: (612) 522-1212
Congressman Andre Carson
Washington office: (202) 225-4011
District office: (317) 283-6516
Congressman John Conyers
Washington office: (202) 225-5126
District office: (313) 961-5670
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Washington office: (202) 225-3816
District office: (713) 655-0050
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
Washington office: (202) 225-4071
District office: (313) 278-2936
Congressman Bill Pascrell
Washington office: (202) 225-5751
District office: (973) 523-5152
Congressman Marc Veasy
Washington office: (202) 225-9897
District office: (214) 741-1387
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Washington office: (202) 224-3244
State office: (612) 727-5220
Senator Al Franken
Washington office: (202) 224-5641
State office: (651) 221-1016
Senator Gary Peters
Washington office: (202) 224-6221
State office: (313) 226-6020
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Washington office: (202) 224-4822
State office: (313) 961-4330
The inclusion of poor in our festivity must be done without which we cannot complete our service to Allah SWT. How many societies the poor is left out of the pie and the rich eats the entire pie. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Eid-ul Fitr. And on that Eid, we enjoy its virtues by giving the Zakaat-ul Fitr to the poor before we begin the Eid prayer. This Eid we have to complete its celebration by giving 1/3 of the meat to the poor and needy. As Allah SWT says: Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor who have a very hard time. (22:28) EID MUBAARAK!