(ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, 7/25/13) – On Friday, July 26th, the St. Louis chapter on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) will host its first “Sharing Ramadan” Iftar Banquet with neighbors, coworkers and friends of the Muslim community. More than 500 guests are expected. (“Iftar” is the meal eaten after sunset each day during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting.)
WHEN: Friday, July 26th, 2013
TIME: Doors Open 7 p.m.
WHERE: Dar Al Islam Masjid, 517 Wiedman Road, Ballwin MO 63011
CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, (314)330-2946; email@example.com
The evening will include dishes from across the Muslim world to showcase St. Louis as an international city. Presentations will be given on Islam and Ramadan. Activity tables will be setup in the lobby where guests can get their photos taken wearing Islamic clothing, can have their questions answered, learn about the Muslim community and more. This event is free and open to the public.
“Ramadan is a time of sharing, of giving back, and of gaining a stronger relationship with God,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-St. Louis. “By holding this event we hope to provide a space where peoples of all faiths can learn about Islam, build neighborly bonds, and promote dialogue between all faiths.”
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.
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CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882, 314-330-2946, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com