(ST. LOUIS, MO, 5/7/2019) – Later today, May 7, Alderman John C. Muhammad of the 21st ward and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host the first historic iftar (breaking of the Ramadan fast meal) at St. Louis City hall to celebrate the region's Muslim community.
SEE: St. Louis City Hall to host Ramadan celebration event May 7
WHAT: Sharing Ramadan at City Hall: Iftar Dinner
WHEN: Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.
WHERE: St. Louis City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis MO, 63102
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/641674999594057/
The Event is Sold Out
“Ramadan is a month of sharing and bringing people of all faiths and backgrounds together,” said CAIR-MO Executive Director Faizan Syed. “We are proud of the leadership in St. Louis for holding such an important celebration to honor and recognize the contributions of the St. Louis Muslim community.”
The event will include speeches from various Muslim community leaders as well as city officials.
At sunset the Iftar, the breaking of the fast meal, will be served. After sunset, the Muslim congregational prayer will take place. A halal dinner will be served which will then end the program. Ample parking will be available inside of City Hall’s parking lot.
“Nearly one billion Muslims of every race and nationality observe the month of Ramadan” said Alderman John C. Muhammad. “The City of St. Louis is home to nearly 10,000 Muslims. Those who will gather tonight will celebrate the commencing of this holy month and this momentous historic event. This celebration serves as a sign that Muslims have a role in both the political and social fabric of our community.”
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.
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.