As Salaamu Alaikum,

I pray that this blessed month brings you and your family renewal and strength. As we come together to give thanks for the blessings of Allah during Ramadan, we also reflect on the work we do to please Him.

It is often in the darkest times that the light of hope shines the brightest. At CAIR-SFBA, we believe hope is where people of all faiths, races, and conditions can act together for the common good. Believers of justice and democracy could have easily given up hope in 2018. Instead we have built new coalitions across communities, filed innovative lawsuits, and continued to work strategically toward a brighter future.

Here is a sampling of what your support made possible since last Ramadan:
  • Leading a delegation of nearly 300 Bay Area Muslims to Sacramento to join Muslim Day at the Capitol, where they advocated for critical civil rights legislation
  • Doubling the size of our immigration legal staff to keep pace with the increasing demand for free and low-cost asylum and naturalization services
  • Training over 500 allies in Bystander Intervention so they can safely step in should they ever witness a hate crime or incident targeting their neighbors
  • Distributing over 8,000 voter guides and calling over 10,000 homes across the region to ensure Muslim voters were prepared and informed as they went to the polls this past November
  • Working with partners and masajid to host self-defense classes to ensure that in times of rising hate, our community members are confident in being unapologetically Muslim
  • Filing a new class action lawsuit against the Trump administration, challenging the waiver provisions of the Muslim Ban as part of our multi-faceted approach to unite Muslim families
Your support makes this, and all of our work, possible. A group of generous donors have pledged to match every donation we receive up to $75,000. This means that together, we can Insha’Allah raise $150,000 to sustain and grow CAIR’s work. Your Zakat or Sadaqa gift of $5,000, $1,000, $500, $250, $100, or any amount you can afford will enable us to continue our work of building a better future for our families, our communities, and our country.

Please keep all of us in your duas during these blessed days.


Zahra Billoo, Esq.
Executive Director