Fasting as a Way of Knowing God

By Owais Bayunus, Engage Minnesota

Islam places a duty on every Muslim to let their neighbors know what they believe in. Therefore it is incumbent upon all Muslims to practice their religion openly. It is also important for Muslims to know what others believe in. That is why meeting of the interfaith groups is very important, where open and respectful discussion can be carried out and true pluralism can prevail.

Who:
Interfaith groups
Where:
Islamic Center of Minnesota
1401 Gardena Avenue, Fridley
When:
Sunday, September 7, 6:45 p.m.

To meet this goal, the Islamic Center of Minnesota (ICM) has invited different faith communities from the Twin Cities to orient them about Ramadan and fasting. The event is co-sponsored by the St. Paul Interfaith Network (SPIN) with the support of congregations and communities of several faith traditions.  Invitees will join Muslims for the breaking of fast on September 7, 2008 at 6:45 PM at the Islamic Center in Fridley.

The discussion will reflect on “Fasting as a way of Knowing God.”

To honor the dietary requirement of all religions, ICM will offer only fish and vegetarian dinner under strict Halal and Kosher requirements. Anyone interested in Interfaith activities is welcome.

Planning details:

  1. Registration is required
  2. Dinner is charged at: $15 per person.
  3. Online registration is preferred for anyone with internet access, go to: www.spacc.org/iftar
  4. Registration closes today, Thursday, September 04 at 12:00 noon.
  5. Contact: Marc Blakesley, MBlakesley@spacc.org (preferred) or (651) 789-3840       

Owais Bayunus is the President of Islamic Center of Minnesota, Vice Chair of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC), an advocacy group of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and former chairman of the Interfaith Dialogue of the Minnesota Council of Churches.

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