Ottawa Faiths Come Together for 15th Harmony Iftar

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Celebrating the mosaic of Ottawa’s diversity, Ottawa Muslims and non-Muslims gathered for the 15th annual Harmony iftar dinner on April 6, at the Sir John A MacDonald Building in Ottawa.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

This year’s theme was “Diversity and Inclusion,” reported.

“The objective of the annual event is to inspire our communities to care and provide a helping hand to those in need. The smallest act of kindness can inspire individuals to participate and make a lasting impact in someone’s life,” said the volunteer organizing committee.

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“The Harmony team aims to raise awareness, show gratitude, give back, positively impact and change a life by showing those vulnerable in our communities that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Founded in 2009, Harmony Iftar has become a fixed event that allows Muslims and non-Muslims to break-fast together during the holy month of Ramadan.

“The event aims to celebrate and champion cultural and religious diversity, proving to everyone that, not only can we peaceful coexist in a pluralistic society, but that we are better and stronger for doing so,” said the organizers.

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Hijri Islamic calendar. It commemorates the first revelation of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad.

From dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations).


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