Interfaith Ramadan Dinner Iftar July 22

Interfaith Ramadan Dinner Iftar July 22

Join SOJC as we participate in an Interfaith Iftar (breaking of the fast of Ramadan) hosted by the Muslim Academy of Greater Orlando – located just across the street from SOJC – on Monday July 22nd at 7:30 PM.
RSVP by July 16 to nuransykes@gmail.com or call 407-629-5590 with your name, number of poeple and say that you’re from SOJC.

INTERFAITH RAMADAN DINNER (IFTAR)

Similar to the Jewish faith, Muslims operate on a lunar calendar. Each year in the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until sunset for 29 or 30 days until the arrival of a new moon. We do not
eat, drink or have conjugal relations from dawn until sunset. Ramadan occurs about ten days earlier each year. Ramadan was the month in which our Holy Qur’an was revealed from God to the lower heavens and then delivered to our beloved Prophet, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) by the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years.

In the spirit of building bridges of dialogue and understanding regarding our faith, annually we invite other faith practitioners to experience a day of prayer, fasting and the ritual fast breaking (iftar) at
sunset with us.

Sunday July 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819 in their Attic (Building C) we will have a Ramadan 101 class to explain the events of
Monday July 22, 2012 which will be held at the Muslim Academy of Central Florida, 11551 Ruby Lake Road, Orlando Florida.

If you are unable to attend the Ramadan 101 at St.Luke’s, we invite you to join us at the Muslim Academy of Greater Orlando (MAGO), 11551 Ruby Lake Road, Orlando Florida Monday July 22, 2012 at 7:30 sharp for our fast breaking dinner.

Participant’s Schedule Monday July 22, 2012

Option to eat a pre-dawn meal (suhoor); should complete the meal before 5:13AM Fast from 5:13 AM to 8:25PM.
The morning prayer (Fajr) should occur between 5:13AM and 6:42AM.
The midday prayer (Zhur) should be prayed between 1:33PM and 6:20PM.
The afternoon prayer (Asr) should be prayed at 6:20PM.
Guest arrive at MAGO between 7:45 – 8:00PM.
Ladies will be provided or may wear the scarf of their choice in order to go to the Masjid (Mosque) for prayer.
8:15PM Guest will be escorted to the adjacent Masjid in preparation for breaking their fast and observance of the sunset prayer (Maghrib). After the prayer, we will return to MAGO for dinner and a program to share our experiences.

If one chooses not to fast and pray according to the above mentioned schedule, we would love for you to join us for the fast breaking dinner. Please arrive at MAGO between 7:45 and 8:00PM.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by July 16 by sending an email to nuransykes@gmail.com or call 407-629-5590 with your name, number in party, and your synagogue, church or religious affiliation.