Interfaith Iftar Report (2013)

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

hosted with the cooperation of WRC Partners an

Interfaith and Multicultural Flavours of IFTAR

(end of Fasting Dinner Event)

Report by Event Organizer, Nabeel Rana


The second annual Interfaith and multicultural - Flavours of Iftar event was held on July 20, 2013 at THEMUSUEM in downtown Kitchener - where approximately 200 guests attended the event.

 

PROGRAM

Interfaith & Multicultural Flavours of Iftar Dinner (End of Fasting)

  • 7:00 pm Registration and Social
  • 7:15 pm Welcome remarks
  • 7:20 pm Recitation from the Holy Scripture
  • 7:25 pm Philosophy to Fasting in Different Faiths – Interfaith Iftar Panel
    (Representatives from different faiths & Philosophies:
    Judaism, Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam)
  • 7:55 pm Many Flavors of Iftar (End of Fasting) - Multi Cultural Iftar Panel
    (Traditions from Arabia, Africa, Far East, Asia and North America)
  • 8:25 pm Greetings and Impressions from dignitaries and leaders
  • 8:40 pm Keynote Speaker: Philosophy of Fasting
  • 9:00 pm Multi-cultural Iftar and Dinner

Speakers:

Interfaith Panel:

The following presented the different forms of fasting in their respective faith traditions:

  • Dr. Tim Hegedus (Represented Christianity)
  • Dr. Daniel Maoz (Represented Judaism)
  • Dr. Simarjeet Singh (Represented Sikhism)
  • Missionary Sadiq Ahmed (Represented Islam)

Multicultural Panel:

The following presented the culture of fasting and Iftar in their respective regions of the World

  • Professor Al-Hassan (Represented Ghana)
  • Adam Alaxandar (Represented North America)
  • Gehan Sabry (Represented Egypt)

Keynote Speaker:

  • Mirza Muhammad Afzal (Philosophy of Fasting)

Dignitaries who brought greetings at the event:

  • Stephen Woodworth, MP for Kitchener Centre
  • Dr. Rob Leone, MPP for Cambridge
  • Mary Henein Thorn, PC Nominee (MPP) for Kitchener-Centre
  • Representative of Police Chief: Inspector Dave Gerencser
  • Representative of the Mayor of Kitchener
  • Mansoor Lodhi, President of Pakistan-Canada Association of Waterloo-Wellington

 


 

Memories from the Interfaith and Multicultural Flavours of Iftar

 

 

 

 


Venue
THEMUSEUM
10 King Street West
Kitchener, ON