For Immediate Release: July 10, 2015
Dr Jari Khan @214-264-7011
Muslims host fellow Americans at Third Annual Interfaith Iftar (Breaking of fast) Dinner
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, began this year on June 18th, and will end on July 17th. During this month, Muslims observe fasting every day by refraining from drinking or eating anything from dawn to dusk and engage in good works and charity, and service to humanity in their local neighborhoods, fulfilling their spirituality. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Dallas will host their neighbors and friends of different faiths at Third Annual Interfaith Dinner on Saturday July 11, 2015. Speakers from different faiths will discuss common traditions of fasting and how this can promote mutual harmony and understanding across the societies. It will be followed by donation ceremony to the NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK by the community to feed the hungry in North Texas.
What: 3rd Annual Iftar(breaking of Fast) Dinner
When: July 11th, 2015 Saturday. Program starts at 7.45 pm
Where: Bait-ul-Ikram Mosque, 1850 Hedgcoxe Road, Allen, Texas, 75013
Media Opportunity: Interviews with the president and participants of the event
Ramadhan: blessed month of fasting based on lunar calendar; June 18th to July 17th, 2015.
Sehr: pre-dawn period of awakening and praying and eating
Iftar: breaking of fast at sunset.
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans 206 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organizations.The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long- awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the Divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.