(LAS VEGAS, NV, 9/20/2007) – On Friday, October 5th, the Nevada chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NV), in partnership with the Muslim Student’s Association (MSA) of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), will host a traditional Ramadan iftar, or fast-breaking dinner, at UNLV.
WHEN: Friday, October 5th, 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4765 Brussels Street Las Vegas, NV
CONTACT: CAIR-NV Executive Director Yasser Moten, Tel: 702-448-8601 or 702-824-3553, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Nur Kauser, Tel: 702-985-9155, E-Mail: email@example.com
“As more than one billion Muslims worldwide observe the fast of Ramadan, it is important for the Muslim American community to reach out to those of other faiths as an example of true Islamic ideals,” said CAIR-Nevada’s Executive Director Yasser Moten. “We are pleased to be able to share our Muslim American culture with our friends on the UNLV campus.”
The evening’s program will feature a presentation on Ramadan, a recitation of the Quran, and the Muslim call to prayer (adhan). 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.