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

 

Interfaith Iftar Program (2013)

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
cordially requests the honour of your company to
an Interfaith and Multicultural IFTAR Dinner (end of fasting)

Taste the many Flavours of Iftar

Experience and learn about Fasting and its philosophy


Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

 


Venue
THEMUSEUM
10 King Street West
Kitchener, ON

RSVP to attend the program here:
Iftar RSVP 2013

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More info, call : 519-653-1584 or 519-722-0841

PARKING INFO:

Parking in downtown Kitchener is available at a number of parking lots.

- Parking Lot#2: Located at 19 Queen Street is the closest and is free after 6:00 pm. (About 3 minutes walk to THEMUSEUM)
- Parking Lot#8: Located at 31 Young Street with entrance from Duke street as well is also very close and free after 6:00 pm (About 5 minutes walk to THEMUSEUM)
- Market Square Parking Garage: Located on the corner of Fredrick and King Street in the Shopping Plaza is also close by and free all day Saturday (About 7 minutes walk to the THEMUSEUM)
- Road side parking is limited 2 hours and can used to drop of passengers
- Paid parking is available in parking garage of Duke & Ontario - 33 Ontario Street North. Rate for 2 hours will be $3.00. This parking is connected internally to THEMUSEUM.

The below map shows these parking lots:

Download a printable copy of the Parking Map Here