Alhamdulillah the Community Iftar held this Ramadan at the Islamic Centre of Ireland was a huge success, with 300 guests in attendance.
We would like to express our gratitude to all the distinguished guests who accepted our invitation from a variety of different backgrounds; Cllr Tania Doyle, Cllr Punam Rane, Cllr John Walsh, Ambassador of Egypt H.E. Mohamed Sarwat, Garda Hayden, Brian Coonan, Daithí Mac an Bhaird, Ali Khan, Rev. Hodo Roche, representatives of the Christian, Buddhist and Baha’i community.
It was a delightful experience to share this Iftar meal and the spirit of Ramadan with everyone present. Breaking bread together and celebrating our differences, yet uniting with each other, is a wonderful way to promote diversity and harmony.
In fact, during this auspicious occasion, a young man was so impressed by the welcome and the message of Islam presented during this event that he embraced Islam and became a member of the Muslim Ummah during this event.
Let us use this Ramadan month to reflect, heal, and be kind to one another, regardless of our cultural, religious, and linguistic differences. May the light of Ramadan guide us towards love, peace, and unity. We wish everyone, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, a blessed Ramadan filled with goodness and blessings.