There is no better time than Ramadan to visit a mosque. Muslims go deep into their practice. Most fast between sunrise and sunset, abstaining from food and even water, and do their best to abstain from negative interactions and anger. They are seeking to draw closer to God. After the sunset prayers, known as Maghrib, they break their fast in a meal known as iftar. Many mosques offer community and interfaith iftars and invite non-Muslim community members.
Our friends at the Islamic Community Center and the We Love Our Neighbors Project have shared with us this wonderful opportunity:
Islamic Community Center San Diego Community Iftar.
Lets move forward as one.
About this Event
The Islamic Community Center cordially invites you to join us for a Ramadan Iftar program on May 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. An iftar is the post-sunset meal after a day of fasting.
Recent tragic events have exposed ugly divisions that are untenable for our prosperity as a country. Join us in building relationships and celebrating our shared goals.
Our keynote speaker, Ismahan Adullahi, a civil rights advocate, will discuss the many issues facing us and steps to nurture understanding and collaboration we so direly need.
Dinner will be served at 8 PM. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions and we will try to accommodate them.
- 6:00 – 6:30 PM Introductions
- 6:30 – 7:00 PM Key note speaker
- 7:00 – 7:45 PM Discussion/Q&A
- 7:45 – 8:00 PM Sunset prayers
- 8:00 – 8:30 PM Dinner
To RSVP, please click on the button below and let us know how many are in your party.
Our dinner hosts for a recent visit facilitated by the San Diego Diplomacy Council and Salaam had this to say about their evening:
What an AMAZING time we had! I was a bit sad to see the evening end. We started with three strangers coming to our home and we now have three new friends. Hey, we also have been invited to our new friends’ own summer weddings in Palestine if our schedule permitted! I was so on board with their hospitality that I could imagine us all doing a special trip to visit them in Palestine, even their interpreter was on board to joining us for the trip. I knew they were genuine in their invite when their interpreter gave me his contact information too and they were talking about their invite at various times in conversing with them. How incredible in such a very short time, we all felt so close to each other and we could laugh so easily. No matter the differences, there was commonality in wanting to truly get to know each other. This is the human spirit. This is peacemaking at its best!