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Islamic Community Center Hosts Ramadan Interfaith Dinner 9 August , 2011

The Islamic Community Center of Atlanta (ICCA) will host an open invitation, free of cost, Ramadan Interfaith Dinner to be held Sunday, August 14 from 7:30 -10 p.m. Muslims world-wide are currently observing the month of Ramadan, fasting from dawn to sunset. The local Islamic center in Fayetteville is extending an invitation to all Fayette county residents to come break the fast (for dinner) with their Muslim neighbors. It will be an evening of international cuisine and a learning opportunity for the entire family.

Ramadan is the 9th lunar Islamic holy month in which Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, wrongful speech and inappropriate actions. The fast is performed everyday from dawn to sunset for the duration of one month.

The Holy Month is a time for Muslims to improve themselves inwardly and outwardly as human beings of good conscience, focusing mainly on spirituality and personal traits such as patience modesty and self-control. This is also a time of reflection on God’s blessings while sympathizing with the less fortunate in the community.

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