Despite everything we have all been through the past year with COVID-19, may this Ramadan remind us that standing together through any adversities shows that unity will always prevail.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast in which they abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking. We are making peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, stay away from bad habits permanently to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings.
Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one’s self on the worship of God. It a time to enjoy breaking their holy day of fasting with family, friends, co-workers, at sunset each day during Ramadan month.
Interfaith Iftar (Fast-Breaking) Dinners
We would like to turn this essential religious month into an opportunity where we can organize Friendship Dinners by inviting friends, neighbors, and anyone from any community.
The dinner aims;
- to provide a message of peace – we stand stronger when united.
- to celebrate the diversity of our neighbors and friends,
- to increase understanding, acceptance, and positive regard among our communities,
- to avoid possible misunderstandings and misperceptions amongst each other,
- to translate this first time meeting of participants into opportunities for long term friendships through family dinners and other engagements
You are welcome to join us to enjoy dinner and break bread together. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and we will contact you