Frankston Interfaith Network invites to you learn more about Ramadan and enjoy a friendly community meal wherein the community breaks its “fast” on this day in the month of Ramadan. There will be community representatives at every table at High St Uniting Church, Frankston on evening of Sunday, 3 July 2016.
Enjoy a friendly, light meal and find out more about the symbols and rituals of the Iftar dinner that traditionally breaks the day’s fast for Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and begins with the first light of dawn commemorating the revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad. Many Muslims in Australia fast during the daylight hours of Ramadan. This fasting is one of the Five Pillars (fundamental religious duties) of Islam. It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion. It is common to have a prefast meal (suhoor) before sunrise and an evening meal (iftar) after sunset during Ramadan.
What will happen at the Iftar dinner?
Guest speakers will talk on the significance and celebration of Ramadan, there will be a traditional Muslim ‘Call to Prayer’ as well as praying of the sunset prayers.
The meal will include a vegetarian option and time to talk informally with a Muslim community member at each table.
This event is brought to you by Frankston Interfaith Network, in partnership with Ahmadiyya Muslim community and High St Uniting Church, Frankston.
Program: Community Iftar Dinner
Location: High Street Uniting Church, 16-18 High St, Frankston, VIC
Date: Sunday 3 July 2016
Cost: Entry by ticket: $10 adult, $30 family, $5 student/pensioner/concession (limited tickets)
Booking: by 27 June 2016 | Frankston Visitor Information Centre – Phone 1300 322 842 Website www.visitfrankston.com
The Community Iftar breaks the day’s fast in sacred company