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390. Your Invitation to an Iftar Dinner Hosted by a Muslim Family

Muslim Home Visit. Copyright ©2013 Ruth Lor Malloy

Muslim Home Visit. Copyright ©2013 Ruth Lor Malloy

Last year, my husband and I enjoyed a home-cooked halal dinner at a Muslim home arranged by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute. Not only was it free but it was better than any Turkish meal I’ve had in a Turkish restaurant in Toronto. But it was more than the quality of the food and the price. It was an opportunity to be in a Muslim home and to exchange questions in a relaxed informal setting.

 As you probably know, during the month of Ramadan, strict Muslims do not eat and drink from dawn to dusk. They also abstain from a long list of other practices. Among other reasons, this is to learn self-restraint, to seek nearness to God and to share. (http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=JU1008-4245).

 I hope you too will take advantage of this opportunity. Our Blog about our memorable dinner is at:

 https://www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com/2012/06/07/273-intercultural-home-visiting-in-multicultural-toronto/. Ruth.

Your invitation and information from IDI:

 The Month of Ramadan is the holiest for Muslims, and it is the month of sharing. Every year IDI Toronto organizes family iftar dinners for those who wish to experience a break-of-the-fast dinner at the home of a Muslim family, and make new friends. The month of Ramadan this year is between July 9th and Aug 7th. If you and your family would like to attend such a dinner between those dates please fill out the registration form at www.MeetYourNeighbour.ca

For any questions regarding the program you may send an e-mail to toronto@interculturaldialog.com.

Note: The sunset time (time for breaking the fast) will be some time between 8:30pm and 9pm. So you will be asked to arrive at the dinner some time after 8pm.

Regards,

Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) Toronto

 You can find a list of some of the Ramadan rules at: http://www.inkofscholars.com/inkofscholars.php?file=article.php&id=153&title=Ramadan:%20Rules%20of%20Fasting

 

 

 

 

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