Ramadan Interfaith Iftar
On March 30 at sunset (6:45 PM), the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, the Marian Cheek Jackson Center, and the UNC Muslim Student Association will be hosting an interfaith Iftar to break the day’s Ramadan fast at Binkley. Your presence would be most welcome.
Register by March 23 if you plan to attend.
Both Muslim and interfaith prayers will be offered. Should you wish to join the Muslim prayers, please make sure your arms and legs are covered and, if you identify as female, your head as well.
“Ramadan is one of the holiest months of the Islamic year. It lasts roughly 30 days. During the month Muslims from across the world fast from sunrise to sunset, read the Qur’an and pray. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The pillars are sawm (fasting), shahada (belief in one God), salat (prayer), zykat (charity), and hajj (pilgrimage). While fasting folks are unable to eat or drink, and attempt to practice balanced behavior. This is a time of composure, reflection, and prosperity. Before fasting begins for the day there is a meal called suhoor. To break their fast there is a small item eaten, usually dates/fruit and water. Then folks pray (Maghrib) and have another meal to end their fast called iftar. There are both beauty and blessings in sharing a meal with someone after fasting. Together, we are celebrating the beauty of fasting this month with a community iftar.”
If you have questions, please contact Ashley Nissler.