New York: American Muslims to offer special prayers for refugees and immigrants today during Friday afternoon prayers.
People of other belief systems will form a protective human chain around the worshippers at the JFK Airport during the prayer service.
Muslim Peace Coalition, a multi-state alliance of Muslim organizations, had appealed for the weekend of February 3-5 to be observed as a weekend of prayers for refugees and immigrants who are facing discrimination at the US borders and airports. It had appealed for sermons and prayers on the Muslim holy day of Friday, the Jewish and Hindu holiday of Saturday and the Christian holy day of Sunday.
Muslims in various cities will be offering special prayers this afternoon. Regional Muslim umbrella alliances such as the Islamic Leadership Council of New York have endorsed this appeal and its former President, Imam Al-Haj Talib Abdur Rashid will lead the prayers at terminal 4 (international arrivals) of the JFK Airport in Queens, New York at 1230 PM. They will pray for peace, love, tolerance, freedom and pluralism, and an end to hatred.
United States Council of Muslim Organizations, a national alliance of American Muslim organizations, has also appealed to the Muslims to hold these special prayers.
What: Prayer Service for refugees & immigrants who are being discriminated
When Friday, February 3rd, 2017 Afternoon 1230-1:30 PM
Where: Various cities and JFK Airport outside terminal 4
Contact person: Muhammad Abdullah 516-567-0783