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CAIR-Kentucky to Host First Annual Ramadan Interfaith Dinner

(LEXINGTON, KY, 6/2/17) – On Saturday, June 10, the newly-formed Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) will host its first annual Ramadan Interfaith Dinner in Lexington. [NOTE: A Ramadan fast-breaking meal is called an “iftar.”]

At the dinner, with the theme “Experience the Taste of Ramadan,” Muslim, Jewish and Christian community leaders will share experiences with fasting in their own faith traditions. The dinner also features an address by CAIR National Board Chair Roula Allouch, who is a University of Kentucky Law School graduate.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 7:45 p.m.

WHERE: Tates Creek Ballroom, 1400 Gainesway Dr., Lexington, KY, 40517

WEBSITE: http://www.cairky.com

CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Executive Director Omar Ghani, 502-338-8578, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CAIR-Kentucky Chair, Waheeda Muhammad 859-296-0206, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset. The fast is performed to learn discipline, self-restraint and generosity, while obeying God’s commandments. Fasting (along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the “five pillars” of Islam.

The end of Ramadan will be marked by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking on or about June 24.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding..

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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