Celebrating the heritage and culture of Muslim Americans, the city of Fullerton, Los Angeles, has recognized August as “Muslim-American Appreciation Month”, a decision welcomed by Muslims.
The Muslim-American Appreciation Month Proclamation in the city of Fullerton was introduced in August 18.
It came after extensive work with Fullerton Councilmember Ahmad Zahra, Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) said in a statement.
“With the rise of Islamophobia globally, it is more important than ever to recognize the contributions of Muslims to our society,” CAIR-LA Policy & Advocacy Manager Fayaz Nawabi said.
“We are thankful to Council member Ahmad Zahra for making this proclamation possible.
“We have a long way to go to ensure the rights and humanity of Muslims in this country and abroad, but this is definitely a step in the right direction,” Nawabi added.
In addition to supporting the designation of “Muslim-American Appreciation Month,” the Proclamation also seeks to honor the contributions of American Muslims, urge Americans to honor the month with appropriate ceremonies.
It also recognizes the contributions of the Islamic Center of Fullerton, Olive Community Services and ICNA Relief to the city of Fullerton and its residents.
This not the only date to celebrate Muslims and appreciated their contributions to Muslims.
In Canada, the month of October was declared as Canadian Islamic History Month back in 2007 in recognition of the significant contributions the Canadian Muslims have made to the country.
In Ohio, the Islamic Day of Ohio has been recognized by the state to be marked every second Saturday in October since 1987.