(SAN ANTONIO, TX, 10/10/07) – Some 60 people turned out last night for an interfaith iftar, or Ramadan fast-breaking meal, hosted by the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio).
Those taking part in the iftar included representatives of the local Muslim community, civil rights and interfaith leaders, university professors, and media professionals.
The guests were offered a presentation on the significance of Ramadan.
CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain began by reciting chapter 49, verse 13, of the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, which states: “O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other (not that you may despise each other).”
“Ramadan is the time for all humankind to reflect on this very important message, which is meant for all men and women, regardless of their faith or beliefs,” said Husain.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528