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Inter-Faith Ramadan Iftar Celebration

April 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

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What is Ramadan and the reason to celebrate Ramadan?

Fasting. For Muslims, Ramadan is a holy month dedicated to prayer, Quran recitation, introspection and fasting during the sunlight hours.

 Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. The fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset.  This year 2021, Ramadan started in the evening of  Monday, April 12 and ends in the evening of  Wednesday, May 12.    

According to Muslim tradition, Ramadan:

  • strengthens one’s ties with Allah and trains the soul to observe duties of devotion in accordance with the teachings of the Qur’an
  • enforces patience and determination
  • promotes the principle of sincerity by keeping the individual away from arrogance and showing off
  • promotes good character, particularly truthfulness and trustworthiness
  • encourages the individual to do away with bad habits and change his or her circumstances for the better
  • enhances generosity, hospitality and giving to charity
  • reinforces feelings of unity and brotherhood among Muslims
  • instills orderliness and observance of the value of time
  • serves as an opportunity for children to perform acts of obedience and to practice Islamic acts of worship
  • offers the chance to balance one’s attention to both physical and spiritual needs
  • during the month of Ramadan, Muslims gain more than a cleansing of the body and mind. Muslims feel that they are doing the work of getting closer to Allah through prayer, and are becoming more compassionate people by experiencing hunger, learning about the suffering of the poor. The fast of Ramadan is a central experience in the Islamic religion.

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan reminds all of us who are living through these increasingly polarized and economically challenging times about the universal value of showing compassion to all creation, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable in our communities.


Inter-faith Ramadan Iftar

Inter-faith Ramadan Iftar.

Inter-faith Ramadan Iftar

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April 15, 2021
7:00 pm
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