Media Advisory: CAIR-NY, Wahed Invest LLC Partner to Launch ‘Eid Mubarak’ Ad in Times Square

(NEW YORK, NY, 8/30/17) -- On Friday, September 1, the New York chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a leading Muslim civil rights organization, and Wahed Invest LLC., a shariah-compliant investment platform, will partner to launch an Eid holiday greeting on the landmark NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

The ad’s message will mark the beginning of the Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Adha (EED-al-ODD-ha) -- or "festival of the sacrifice” -- which celebrates the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, with a traditional Eid greeting and a message of inclusion: “Eid Mubarak. 1st Generation or 10th, we are all New York.” 

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Eid ul-Adha, commonly referred to as just “Eid,” is celebrated with the prayers, small gifts for children, distribution of meat to the needy, and social gatherings. During this holiday, Muslims exchange the greeting "Eid Mubarak" or "blessed Eid."

SEE: American Muslims to Mark End of Hajj with Prayers, Celebrations

The ad’s sponsors will hold a media availability across the street from the NASDAQ MarketSite, on the northern side of 43rd street, between Broadway and 7th Avenue. Volunteers will also distribute literature to bystanders about the Eid ul-Adha holiday.

WHO: CAIR-NY and Wahed Invest LLC
WHEN: Friday, September 1, 8-8:30 PM
WHERE: Ad (NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036); Press availability (43rd street, between Broadway and 7th Avenue)
WHAT: Ad with Eid Holiday Greeting
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Cahn

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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