Guest speaker to talk about local Muslim community during April 28 Diversity Commission meeting

Umair Ahmad

The Mountlake Terrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission has invited a guest speaker — Shaykh Umair Ahmed — to discuss the local Muslim community during the commission’s Wednesday, April 28 meeting.

He will also speak about Ramadan, the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture, and Eid-al-Fitr (Festival of the Breaking of the Fast), a three-day long celebration following Ramadan.

He began serving the greater Seattle community in 2015 through the Mihraab Foundation as a resident scholar and youth director. In 2017, he began teaching at Cordoba Academy, a private school in Mountlake Terrace, and he is now executive director of the Mihraab Foundation.

The April 28 special meeting begins at 7 p.m. To listen via telephone, call 1-253-215-8782. To watch the meeting online: 1) Go to https://zoom.us/join; 2) Enter meeting ID (821 9555 6243) and click “join” (you will be prompted to install the Zoom application if you do not already have it); and 3) Enter password (04 28 21).

To ask a question or provide comments, please use the “hand raise” tool within the Zoom application. Depending on your device, you can find it by clicking the “participant”, “reaction”, or “more” tabs.  Or, if participating on the telephone, press *9 to raise your hand.  Once you are recognized to speak, the Commission will unmute you or if on the telephone, please press *6 to unmute yourself.

The commission hopes to schedule regular speakers to continue educating themselves and the community about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion topics. For more information about the city’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission, visit the city’s website at www.cityofmlt.com/2084 or email cityhall@mltwa.gov.

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