Interfaith Paths to Peace

2500 Montgomery Street, Louisville, KY,  40212 |  (502) 214-7322   |  ​interfaithpaths@gmail.com

"Interfaith at Its Best!"

To celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Muslim Americans for Compassion and Interfaith Paths to Peace 

​present the​​

7​th Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner


Celebrate Diversity!  Fear Not!​


June 8, 2017 

Program begins at 8 pm

Doors open at 7:30 pm

Ceremonial breaking of the fast at sundown

Dinner at 9:10 pm


Second Presbyterian Church

3701 Old Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY


Reservations Required for this FREE event

*** Reservations opening in late May ***

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About Iftar:

Each day during the month of Ramadan, when the sun goes down, Muslims conclude their daily fast with a special meal. This “breaking of the fast” is called iftar in Arabic. To observe iftar, Muslims often visit family and friends but they also try to attend their local mosque which serves a meal (futoor) as part of its nightly program. The program at the mosque often includes recitation from the holy Qu'ran, prayers (maghrib and 'ishaa) that are recited after sun-down, and the main meal. The program may also include a lecture or lessons in the rules of Islam, and sometimes additional prayers and supplications.


About Ramadan:

During Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar) Muslims all over the world fast from food, drink, and other physical needs from s​unrise to sunset. Because the month of Ramadan is set in a lunar calendar, it moves through the Western-style calendar. The Arabic word for fasting—sawm—literally means "to refrain" – and sawm means not only refraining from food and drink, but from improper actions, thoughts, and words. Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. Followers of Islam are to make peace with those who have wronged them, strengthen ties with family and friends, and do away with bad habits—essentially clean up their lives, thoughts, and feelings. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint, cleanse the body and soul from impurities, and re-focus one's self on the worship of God.


Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!  

ANGEL: ​Kosair Charities

PARTNERS:

Republic Bank, Stites & Harbison

FRIENDS:

Baptist Health, Center for Interfaith Relations, Floyd Memorial Hospital, KentuckyOne Health, Norton Healthcare

SUPPORTERS: 

Pasic & Lewis PLLC, Peace Postcards, Signature HealthCARE, The Temple ​and Many Pakistani American Physicians

 

Interfaith Iftar Dinner