CAIR-logo(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 7/10/14) – On Saturday, July 12, the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) will host its 11th Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar. An “iftar” is the meal eaten after sunset to break the fast each day during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Guests will include interfaith and Muslim community leaders, members of the media and civic leaders.

WHAT: 11th Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar
WHEN: July 12, 8:15 p.m.
WHERE: Marian Hall, University of Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway, 78209
CONTACT: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain,, 210-378-9528

The evening’s program will include a presentation on “Contributions of Islam to Civilization” and a keynote by Dr. Martha Ann Kirk, professor at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset. The fast is performed to learn discipline, self-restraint and generosity, while obeying God’s commandments. It is a time of deep reflection for Muslims worldwide. The spiritual discipline is meant to train the human soul in deeper mindfulness and self-restraint.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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