(COLUMBUS, 11/04/04) – On November 6, the Ohio office of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio), the Islamic Foundation of Central
Ohio (IFCO), and the Islamic Society of Greater Columbus (ISGC), will
commemorate the fasting month of Ramadan by providing more than 400 hot
meals to needy residents of central Ohio. The event will take place at 5
p.m. on Saturday at the Islamic Center of Columbus, a local mosque in the
downtown area, located at 1428 E. Broad St.
Ramadan is a month during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other
sensual pleasures from dawn to sunset. It is a month of spiritual
reflection and renewal and a time to reach out the community, especially to
those in need.
Caring for the less fortunate in our community is an important and
rewarding experience, one highly emphasized in the Islamic faith,
especially during the holy month of Ramadan said CAIR-Ohio Executive
Director, Jad Humeidan. Ramadan is a time of deep spiritual significance
for Muslims all over the world. It is a time of purification, charity, and
humility added Humeidan.
This is the fourth such event that CAIR-Ohio has sponsored in the past
year, but it is the first to be held in central Ohio..