CAIR-AZ Chairman Leads Senate Floor Prayer

Chairman Hlayhel was honored to be the guest of State Senator Katie Hobbs, and delivered the Islamic prayer on the Senate Floor.

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On Thursday, February 7th, 2013 – the Arizona State Senate’s prayer invocation was led by Anas Hlayhel – the Chairman of the Arizona Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ.)
Hlayhel, who also serves as the part time imam of the Islamic Center of the Northeast Valley led the lawmakers and all those in attendance through the reading of al-Fatiha (the opening chapter of the Holy Quran) in addition to an additional prayer thereafter.
We thank State Senator Katie Hobbs for extending the gracious invitation as well as hosting this momentous event.

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