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Third Annual Syracuse Ramadan Dinner Planned for May 18
The third annual Syracuse Ramadan Dinner will be held Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at Manley Field House. Iftar (Ramadan dinner) will be served after remarks and a presentation on Islam and Ramadan. More than 600 community members attended last year’s dinner and celebration.
Admission is free, but by reservation only. Those interested in attending should R.S.V.P. by May 15 to the Syracuse Ramadan Iftar EventBrite page.
Muslims across the globe celebrate the holy month, fasting from dawn until dusk. Ramadan is not only about abstaining from food; it is also about charity, empathy and building character.
“For me, the goal of this community Iftar dinner is to bring the Greater Syracuse community together to celebrate and embrace diversity and inclusion and the opportunities these offer for our community to grow and advance. We are blessed to have such a rich diversity in Syracuse,” says Muslim Chaplain Amir Duric. “At the same time, we are blessed that the leadership at Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse and other community leaders understand and embrace the value and opportunities that our diversity presents.”
For more information about Ramadan, and if you would like to join in fasting for a day, visit this official website about the spirituality and guidelines of Ramadan.
“The annual Syracuse Ramadan Dinner continues to grow as treasured event in our local community. We are grateful to participate alongside such wonderful partners. Islam has nearly 2 billion adherents, making up about 25 percent of our global population, and my hope is that coming together for such a dinner will not only benefit our Muslim participants, but it will help us all to transcend boundaries and contribute toward our global common good,” says the Rev. Brian E. Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel.
Parking for the event is free and available in the Manley North lot. For directions, visit parking.syr.edu.
Communication Access Real-Time Translation and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available. For more information or to request accommodations, contact Hendricks Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.2901.
The event is supported by Al Huda Mosque, Burmese Muslim Community Center, the City of Syracuse, Hendricks Chapel, ICNA Outreach Center, Islamic Cultural Center of Bosnians, CNY Rise Center, Islamic Society of Central New York, Masjid Bilal, Masjid Isa Ibn Maryam, Muslim Student Life at Syracuse University and the Syracuse Cultural Center.