A few days before the start of Ramadan, the Town of Innisfil, Ontario, is hosting a community dinner on March 20 to welcome the holy month of fasting and educate people about its significance.
“The Town of Innisfil prides itself on being a welcoming community to all and, as we grow, we want to ensure we recognize the many diverse and vibrant cultures of the people that have chosen to live and work here,” Mayor Lynn Dollin said in a media release.
“We encourage everyone to attend this event to learn more about Islamic culture and the importance of Ramadan.”
The dinner will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Innisfil Town Hall. All are welcome to attend this event to learn, interact and enjoy a complimentary dinner, the town said.
Representatives of the Muslim community will be present to give attendants an insight into the significance of the holy month.
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. The blessed month of Ramadan, a time of reflection, will start on Thursday, March 23, according to the astronomical calculations.
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In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.
Muslims dedicate their time during the holy month to be closer to Allah through prayers, self-restraint, and good deeds.