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CAIR-Columbus to Hold 22nd Annual Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar

(COLUMBUS, OH, 5/22/18) – On Friday, May 25 (8 p.m.), CAIR-Columbus will hold its 22nd Annual Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar at the Dublin Recreation Center, 5600 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43017. 

Interfaith guests are provided free entry. Those interested may RSVP at: https://www.cair-columbus.com/event/cair-columbus-sharing-ramadan-interfaith-iftar/

Ramadan is the month in which Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset, and it can last from 29-30 days.  The fast is performed to exercise 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 14th.

Local mosques and other Islamic organizations will host iftars (fast-breaking meal) on a daily basis, as well as other social activities. Mosques will also have special prayers, called taraweeh, after the daily nighttime prayer. In the last odd-numbered nights of Ramadan, Muslims mark Lailat ul-Qadr (“Night of Power” or “Night of Destiny”).

Some Ramadan story coverage ideas for media include:

  • Ramadan food specialties from different parts of the Muslim world
  • Charitable giving and volunteering during Ramadan
  • Employers and religious accommodations in the workplace
  • End of the school year, Students fasting at school, participating in sports teams
  • Fasting long summer days 
  • Iftar (fast breaking meal) with a Muslim family
  • Economic impact of Ramadan, businesses that market to Muslims during this time

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.

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