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CAIR-PA Hosts Interfaith ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Events

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 8/8/08) – Beginning September 6, the Pennsylvania chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-PA) will host ‘Sharing Ramadan’ events that offer opportunities for people of all faiths to experience the Muslim month of fasting.
“These events will allow American Muslims to share and celebrate the importance of the month of Ramadan with people of all faiths,” said CAIR-PA Philadelphia Interfaith Chair Lee Phillips. “Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar when fasting, charity, prayer, and peace are prescribed for all Muslims.”
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 is marked by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking. (Ask local coordinators for exact dates and times of Ramadan events.)
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from break of dawn to dusk and end their fasts with a meal after sunset prayers. They also invite friends and family to their homes and mosques to share meals together at this special time of the year.”
CONTACT: CAIR-PA Executive Director Justin Peyton, 215.592.0509
Upcoming Sharing Ramadan Events:
RSVP by calling 215.592.0509 or e-Mail: cairphilly@gmail.com
Sharing Ramadan Schedule:
September 6 at 7 p.m.
Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova PA 19085
September 7 at 7 p.m.
Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
September 13 at 6:50 p.m.
Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova PA 19085
September 13 at 6:50 p.m.
Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge, 958 Valley Forge Road, Devon PA 19333
September 14 at 6:50 p.m.
Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova PA 19085
September 20 at 6:40 p.m.
Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova PA 19085
September 21 at 6:40 p.m.
Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova PA 19085
September 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova PA 19085
September 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Foundation for Islamic Education, 1860 Montgomery Avenue, Villanova PA 19085

 

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