The time is almost at hand when all observant Muslims will break their fast as the month of Ramadan comes to a close on Nov. 23.

Brought to you by the Musim Students’ Association and by the Association for the Development of Interest in the Indian Sub-continent, a Ramadan dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Douglass Dining Center this Saturday. This dinner will provide the entire UR community with the opportunity to join together in celebration as well as to observe different cultures.

“Muslims on campus can come and break fast together with other Muslims and non-Muslims can come and learn about Islam,” MSA Vice President and junior Amina Masood said.

At sunset, those who have been fasting will pray and feast on dates and water in the fashion of the prophet Muhammed, then Halaal Indian cuisine will be served buffet-style by Kabab and Curry of Buffalo.

During dinner, those curious about Islam will have the opportunity to ask questions, visit information booths and read informational packets.

Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic religion requires abstention from food, drink and sexual relations every day between sunrise and sunset. Muslims use this time for mental, spiritual, and physical growth. Although in previous years the dinner was held in the Interfaith Chapel, MSA and ADITI hope the move will bring more diversity to the event.

Junior Kim Silver attended the event last year with a group of her friends, none of whom are Muslims. “I think it’s going to be an amazing event this Saturday and I’m definitely planning on attending again. I’m bringing a group from Hillel this year, because I obviously think that our two groups stand to benefit so much from each other both spiritually and socially,” Silver said.

Tickets for this dinner may be purchased at the Common Market or at the door for $6.



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