16th Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner
Muslims, locally and globally, prepare to start Ramadan — Press Release
West Chester, OH: The Islamic blessed month of Ramadan starts with the sunset Sunday night, May 5th, and a special night prayer. Muslims throughout the world observe a total fast from dawn till sunset during Ramadan, starting May 6th and fasting through June 3rd, with the Eid al-Fitr holiday being on Tuesday June 4th. They strive to renew themselves spiritually, with added emphasis on prayers, recitation of the Holy Qur'an, sharing Iftar (end of the fast) meals as a community and providing charity to the needy. A special food drive titled Sharing the Spirit of Ramadan, Ramadan Coupons for groceries and many serving of Iftar meals at various locations are orchestrated throughout the month to serve and support those in need in our Greater Cincinnati regional community. The Islamic Center's Rahma Social Services group will also be hosting a Donation & Free Shopping Day to help in preparation for Ramadan and the Eid holiday.
##Media & Interfaith Friends##
As part of the festivities for the Muslim blessed month of Ramadan, the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati will be hosting community leaders of various faiths at an Interfaith Iftar on Sunday the 12th of May, 2019. Besides a shared meal for breaking the daylong fast at sunset, a brief guided tour of the Center will be offered at 7:00 pm followed by a brief program before the Iftar meal. The event is by invitation and you as Media colleagues, with guest, are cordially invited to attend this or any other events you would be interested in.
To RSVP, please reply to the Eventbrite.com online invitation, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office 513-755-3280. Please continue to visit our website and Facebook page for more updates on news and events. We look forward to seeing you at the Islamic Center during the month of Ramadan, God willing. We wish our fellow Muslims in America and across the world "Ramadan Mubarak" and wish for a peaceful summer for everyone.
We encourage our regional media to engage with us on Ramadan stories of local Muslim Americans.
For Immediate Release
Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati