"Iftar" is the fast-breaking meal observed each evening at sundown during the holy month of Ramadan. The Interfaith Iftar Dinner is an opportunity for the whole community to join our Muslim friends for an evening meal as they break their Ramadan fast. The event includes a traditional Middle Eastern meal, along with presentations by community peacemakers.
We thank everyone who attended and participated in the 2020 Interfaith Iftar Virtual Event! Watch for details in 2021 for the 11th Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner.
**Details below are for the 2020 event**
Join us for a Virtual Event!
Register by 2:00 PM Thursday 5/14/20
A Zoom link and password will be emailed upon registration.
Date: May 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Zoom video conferencing
Muslim Americans For Compassion and Interfaith Paths to Peace invite you and your family to participate in the 10th Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner… but this year online!
Iftar is a fast-breaking meal observed each evening at sundown during the holy month of Ramadan. The annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner is an opportunity for the whole community to join our Muslim friends for an evening meal and conversation as they break their Ramadan fast.
Even while we practice social distancing we can still have meaningful connections that build understanding across faith traditions. Muslim families throughout our community will virtually invite you into their homes to give witness to their evening prayer and share in an Iftar dinner and conversation. Non-Muslims are invited to fix their own meal and to join a small online breakout group. (See below for program details.)
This event is free and open to everyone in the community!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
A special Zoom link and password will be emailed upon registration.
Registration is limited to 200 participants on Zoom, so register early. Note: A family or group calling in on one device (phone/computer) counts as one participant. Prior to the event you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for participating on Zoom.
The Interfaith Iftar Dinner will begin with everyone on one Zoom call. After the program, using the breakout groups, we will enjoy the rest of the evening together in small groups.
- Welcome – Dr. Muhammad Babar (MAC) and Jud Hendrix (IPP)
- Instructions – Jud Hendrix
- Keynote Speaker – Mayor Greg Fischer
- About Ramadan and Call to Prayer – Imam Wasif Iqbal
Breakout Dinner Groups
- Each individual group will begin with brief introductions of participants.
- Share names, where you live, what you are having for dinner and something you are thankful for.
- Muslim families will briefly share about Ramadan and what it means to them.
- Muslim families will stay online and pray, non-Muslim families will stay online mute themselves and witness.
- Everyone will eat together after prayer and participate in conversation and sharing.
- The individual groups will finish the their conversations when ready, and the event will come to a close.