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Oklahoma's Muslims to observe holy month of Ramadan

As Muslims throughout the state observe the holy month of Ramadan starting Saturday, many are preparing to share their faith with others through distribution of their holy book and a variety of activities and events.
From Staff Reports Published: June 28, 2014
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“We’ve seen this ongoing curiosity in our state,” Soltani said.

“We’re hoping, bottom line, this will dispel myths about Islam.”

Outreach activities

Meanwhile, Sheryl Siddiqui, of Tulsa, spokeswoman for the Islamic Council of Oklahoma, said other Muslim organizations also are planning outreach activities. The council is a statewide coalition of mosques.

Siddiqui said many Oklahoma mosques try to reach out to their neighbors and co-workers during the holy month, with a focus more on building bridges than converting people.

Along those lines, the Islamic Society of Norman is planning an open house July 5. And Siddiqui said the Islamic Society of Tulsa is hosting its annual free dinner and program called “Look-in on Ramadan” on July 8.

She said other mosques plan to host events for the public as well, with information about these activities to be published on their websites and on Facebook.


Going on

To obtain a free copy of the Quran, as part of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma chapter’s “Know the Quran” initiative, go to the organization’s website at www.cairoklahoma.com.

The Islamic Society of Norman’s open house is set for July 5 at 420 E Lindsey in Norman. For more information, call 360-5000.

“Look-in on Ramadan,” a free dinner and program, will be at 6:30 p.m. July 8 at the Islamic Society of Tulsa’s mosque, 4630 S Irvington Ave., Tulsa. For more information, call (918) 638-2670 or go to www.istulsa.org.

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