(LEXINGTON, KY, 5/11/19) – This evening, the Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) will host its third annual Ramadan Interfaith Dinner at University of Kentucky, Hilary Boone Hall. Beginning at 7:15 P.M. This year’s theme is: “Celebrating Faith and Friendship.”
In the face of the recent massacres at Christian, Muslim and Jewish houses of worship, Lexington faith leaders and their congregants, together with Lexington civic leaders, will join in a celebration of undaunted faith and continued friendship.
The program will include talks by Jewish, Christian and Muslim faith leaders and moments of silent reflection in memory of the worshippers who were murdered in Sri Lanka, Pittsburgh and Christchurch while witnessing their faith in God.
At sunset, the “call to prayer,” will be offered and all will share in the breaking of the fast, followed by the Muslim sunset prayer. Following the prayer, all will join in fellowship and sharing of the “iftar”—the meal that ends a Muslim’s day of fasting.
WHEN: Tonight—Saturday, May 11, 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: University of Kentucky, Hilary J. Boone Center, 500 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506
CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Chair, Waheedah Muhammad, 859-545-0651, wMuhammad@cair.com
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. Fasting (along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the “five pillars” of Islam.
The end of Ramadan will be marked by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking on or about June 4.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.