Muslims Host 1st Annual Ramadan Dinner
Muslims Host 1st Annual Ramadan Dinner for San Antonio Community and Public Officials
SAN ANTONIO, TX.- The Muslim American Society – Freedom of San Antonio is hosting the first Annual Civic and Community Iftar (breaking of Ramadan fast) dinner this Friday August 28, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas.
This year’s dinner theme is Building Strong Communities through Faith and Service. The event will be attended by municipal and public officials of San Antonio Area.
Scheduled guests include Mayor Julian Castro, Mayor Suzanne DeLeon, Chief of Police, Chief McManus and Imam Mahdi Bray, MAS Freedom’s Washington D.C. Executive Director. The Muslim American Society is America’s largest grassroots Muslim organization with over 55 chapters in 35 states.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other worldly pleasures from dawn to sunset. Fasting “Sawm” is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it serves as both a spiritual and physical cleansing of the mind and body. Ramadan is a special time for Muslims everywhere; a time for reflection and greater spirituality; a time for sacrifice and generosity; and a time for devotion and self-control.
During this month, the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims focus on improving themselves as human beings. And they focus on the less fortunate in society by giving in charity, and helping those in need. As part of President Obama’s United We Serve Campaign, MAS Chapters will distribute beef and lamb purchased through the donations collected in Ramadan to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other institutions that feed the needy.
This year Ramadan is observed from August 22, 2009 through September 19, 2009.
Contact: MAS Freedom San Antonio / Said Motawea [email protected]