Know Your Rights & Resources

The following fact sheets and guides are intended to give general information only. They are not intended as legal advice.
If you are having a problem, please contact CAIR-MA or another lawyer to see how the law applies to your situation.
If there is a topic you would like to know more about, but it isn’t listed here, please let us know.
CAIR’s National office in Washington, D.C. also offers general “know your rights” information in Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, English,
Farsi, Somali, and Urdu.

Know Your Rights: Bullying at School (CAIR-MA)

How parents and students can enforce Massachusetts’ anti-bullying law.


Know Your Rights as a Muslim College Student (CAIR-MA)

Information for Muslim students at Massachusetts’ many colleges and universities on religious rights and discrimination, campus activism, and off-campus issues.


Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment (CAIR-MA)

The rights of Muslim workers when faced with discrimination on the job, how to work with your employer so you can practice your religion, and when to take legal action.


An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices (CAIR)

Helping employers to create a culturally-sensitive workplace.


Know Your Rights: If the FBI Comes Calling (CAIR-MA)

If the FBI asks to speak with you, first call CAIR-MA. Then decide if you want to speak with them.


Know Your Rights: Hate Crimes & Harassment (CAIR-MA)

Massachusetts laws that protect Muslims from hate crimes and harassment, what you can do, and how CAIR-MA can help.


Know Your Rights: Fair Housing Laws (CAIR-MA)

Fair Housing laws protect both tenants and homeowners from discrimination when finding housing and from harassment after moving in.


Know Your Rights: The Rights of Parents (CAIR-MA)

Answers to frequently asked questions from Muslim parents, including religious accommodations in public schools, homeschooling, when parents may be liable for a child’s misconduct, child neglect/abuse complaints, and police interactions.


Know Your Rights: Discrimination in Public Places (CAIR-MA)

Your right to be free from discrimination or harassment in stores, public buildings, parks, and transportation.


Know Your Rights: Travel Abuse Complaints (CAIR-MA)

How to change the way you are treated when you travel.


Know Your Rights:U.S. State Department Rules on Passport Photos (CAIR-MA)

Includes sample letter to request permission to wear hijab or kufi in photo.


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