Wed- June 13, 2018
AHRC News & Views
Media & Information: 313-790-8453
AHRC wishes all Muslims a Safe and blessed Eid Al-Fitr holiday:
The American Human Rights Council's (AHRC-USA) board of directors, advisory board members, friends and supporters wish all Muslims a safe, blessed and pleasant Eid al-Fitr holiday. The Eid this year falls on Friday June 15, 2018, according to the Fiqh Council of North America.
Eid al-Fitr is one of two major Muslim holidays. Eid el Fitr is the festivity that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar. In the month of Ramadan, Muslims in America and across the world observe Ramadan through fasting, reflecting, giving, caring and sharing. Ramadan unites all Muslims, regardless of their sectarian affiliation or political preferences, in fasting and prayer.
"Ramadan is the month of spiritual rejuvenation and gatherings of friends and family," said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director "We all hope that this is the last Ramadan that Muslims observe while countries like Yemen, Palestine and Syria are undergoing massive human suffering," added Hamad. "We all wish and hope for peace and justice," concluded Hamad.
Dearborn Community Center (DCC) awards Mr. Hamad & AHRC:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) expresses its appreciation to the Dearborn Community Center (DCC) for its Tribute of Appreciation Award presentation to Mr. Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director, and to the AHRC for their dedication and commitment to defending, prompting, protecting and advancing human rights in America and abroad.
The Tribute of Appreciation was presented during a well- attended Iftar Dinner with elected officials celebrating the holy month of Ramadan on Friday, June 8, 2018. AHRC extends its appreciation for such a heartfelt recognition, as well as expresses its congratulations to all other awardees among them Mayor O'Reilly of Dearborn, Eric Sabree- WC Treasurer, US senator Gary Peters, Gary Woronchak, Wayne County Commission; Chief Ronald Haddad, Dearborn Police Department; Dr. Samir Al-Hadidi, Mr. Abdallah Shiek of American Muslim Leadership Council & AMPAC, Hanania Club, Ms. Susan Dabaja, Dearborn's City Council President, WC Executive Warren Evans Dearborn Fresh and several others.
"We thank DCC for their kind gesture during the blessed month of Ramadan," said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. "We in the human rights community and in the faith communities have the same goals- serving humanity," concluded Hamad.
AHRC congratulate Ms. Nada Al-Hanooti on being named EMGAGE's Michigan Director:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) extends its congratulations to Ms. Nada Al-Hanooti, for being named the new Executive Director of EMGAGE Michigan chapter succeeding its outgoing Michigan director Mr. Hassan Sheikh.
Emgage is a national non-profit and non-partisan civic education and engagement organization. According to EMGAGE's press release issued on June 8, 2018, Ms Al-Hanooti brings to the position both deep experience in grassroots organizing and an extensive knowledge of political advocacy. Ms Al Hanooti has first hand- experience with politics. In 2017, during her campaign for city council, Nada knocked on over 4,000 doors, speaking to citizens of all kinds of backgrounds.
Ms Al-Hanooti received her B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and her Masters in Women and Gender Studies from Eastern Michigan University.
Ms Al-Hanooti is the daughter of AHRC's Board Member and longtime- community activist and leader, Mr. Muthanna al Hanooti. Activism and community is a family tradition for the Hanootis.
"We congratulate Nada on this appointment and wish her success in her new role," said Dr. Ihsan Alkhatib, Murray State University associate professor and AHRC advisory board member.
American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA)
13530 Michigan Ave # 332
Dearborn, Michigan 48126/USA
Tel: 313-914-3251 Fax: 313-914-3284
>No Prisoner Left Behind>