The Islamic Community Center of Atlanta (ICCA) will host an open invitation, free of cost, Ramadan Interfaith Dinner to be held Sunday, August 14 from 7:30 -10 p.m. Muslims world-wide are currently observing the month of Ramadan, fasting from dawn to sunset. The local Islamic center in Fayetteville is extending an invitation to all Fayette county residents to come break the fast (for dinner) with their Muslim neighbors. It will be an evening of international cuisine and a learning opportunity for the entire family.
Ramadan is the 9th lunar Islamic holy month in which Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, wrongful speech and inappropriate actions. The fast is performed everyday from dawn to sunset for the duration of one month.
The Holy Month is a time for Muslims to improve themselves inwardly and outwardly as human beings of good conscience, focusing mainly on spirituality and personal traits such as patience modesty and self-control. This is also a time of reflection on God’s blessings while sympathizing with the less fortunate in the community.
Ramadan is an opportunity for Muslims to reconnect with God, asking Him for forgiveness and setting new goals (almost like New Year resolutions). Finally, it is significantly a chance for socializing with friends and family, while breaking the fasts together and gathering for special nightly congregational prayers, called Taraweeh.
This special month is a great opportunity for Muslims to connect with the wider community and get to know their neighbors. The ICCA will be delighted to have you join us during this very special time of year for Muslims. Come prepared to eat and socialize.
The center is located at 288 E Lanier Ave in Fayetteville, GA. Please RSVP by Friday, August 12th by contacting Slma Shelbayah at 678-429-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: This event is for the entire family.
Dress Code: We kindly request that men and women dress modestly. No sleeveless or low cut shirts. No shorts/skirts about the knee. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and looking forward to seeing you soon.