Broward County, Cooper City, Hollywood, Miramar and Pembroke Pines Declare May as Muslim Heritage Month

(Miami, FL  05/19/2019)The South Florida Muslim Federation is happy to announce that Broward County, Cooper City, The City of Hollywood, The City of Miramar and The City of Pembroke Pines have all issued Proclamations designating May as Muslim American Heritage Month during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

For the first time in Broward County history, 5 different local governments declare May as Muslim American Heritage Month. These great honors were given to the Muslim community during the holy month of Ramadan. This comes as a direct result of the interaction between our local governments and the Muslim community. Broward county is home to an estimated 76k Muslims from all over the globe and we contribute to every walk of life.   

“Our community is facing challenging times, and for us to overcome these challenges we must begin Building bridges, Breaking barriers, and have courageous conversations. The time to embrace diversity and promote unity is now!”, says Naima Khan-Ghany, Broward County School Teacher, Muslim Student Association Advisor and Board Member of Friends Of Humanity International.

The South Florida Muslim Federation applauds and welcomes the proclamations and declarations from our local governments. It is encouraging to see the spirit of inclusion and diversity with our elected officials. At a time when American Muslims are being targeted and suffering a record number of hate crimes and cases of discrimination. We know the South Florida Muslim community will welcome these honors.


Media Contact:

Naima Khan-Ghany, Board Member, Friends of Humanity, MSA Advisor, Broward County School Teacher, Phone: 954-298-4061 Email:


The South Florida Muslim Federation is an umbrella of Muslim Organizations based in South Florida. (see


Below is a list of organizations:

Al-Amin Center

American Islamic Center of Florida


Masjid Baitul Mukarram


Council of Muslim Student Associations

CAIR Florida

Council of Islamic Schools of South Florida

Darul Uloom Institute

Dawah Islam


Friends of Humanity

Helping Hands Relief

Islamic Center of Broward

Islamic Center of Boca Raton

Islamic Center of Weston

Islamic Circle of North America Relief

Islamic Center of South Florida

Islamic Foundation of South Florida

Islamic Jafferia Association

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic School of Miami

Madinatul Uloom Institute

Masjid Al-Ansar

Masjid Al-Hijrah

Masjid Ihsan

Muslim Communities Association

Masjid Jamaat Al’Mu-mineen

MAS of South Florida

Muslim Women’s Organization of South Florida

Nur Ul Islam

South Florida Young Muslims Professionals

Youth Coalition of South Florida

Young Muslims


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