Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims focus on prayer, charity and thanking the God for his blessings. In addition, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset; and the fast-breaking is a truly sacred moment. In Austin, we get together with our friends of other faiths to celebrate this sacred moment, which is followed by a delicious dinner. Almost every evening, we visit a different place of worship or invite our friends to our place to thank and pray God together.
In 2020, Ramadan is expected to start on April 23rd. We break our fasts at sunset, which will be at 8:04pm on 23rd, and will extend by about a minute every day. The tentative schedule of our events this year will look like:
7:15pm – 7:30pm: Gathering
7:30pm – 7:45pm: Host community – welcome speech / introduction
7:45pm – 8:00pm: Dialogue Institute – presentation / talk about Ramadan & Fasting
8:00pm – Sunset: Self-service dinner buffet
Sunset – 9:00pm: Dinner
Please join us reaching our goal of collecting $5,000 for the Central Texas Food Bank during this Ramadan!
The Central Texas Food Bank believes that there is strength in numbers and power in working together. Food and Fund Drives are a great way for you to bring together the people and the passion needed to fight hunger in Central Texas.
The mission of the Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. Last year, CTFB distributed more than 45 million pounds of food through 250 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other human service agencies.