The Muslim community of Durban has responded to the cry for global peace by inviting communities of all religious denominations to share in the gracious spirit of Ramadan with a Mass iftaar ( breaking of fast) , on Sunday, 2 June, at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium.
The term breaking bread is a universal metaphor for peace in humanity and thus this act of sharing meals provides the interactive opportunity for people of different faiths to achieve a harmonious and tolerant co-existence. It is the hope of the organisers that the citizens of Durban will respond with the great enthusiasm and spirit that our beautiful city is renowned for. The sharing of meals and lessons learnt during this event will form a solid foundation for the future of our society in embedding proper human value system most especially to children. The invitation is extended to all family units to bring and share a meal with those that are less fortunate. Meals and refreshments have been generously sponsored by the Muslim community.
“Your participation in promoting and partaking in this event will be highly appreciated in the step towards attaining the pleasure of having our joint prayers answered by the almighty God,” said Nazir Malek, one of the organisers.
The aim of the event is to promote peace, unity, respect, tolerance, social co-existence and reconciliation. High profile community and religious leaders, including EThekwini Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer will address the gathering. The event will conclude with a universal prayer of peace and goodwill led by religious leaders of different faiths.
Prayer facilities, parking and security have been arranged. Special provisions have been made for ladies as well. The event will take place from 3pm to 6pm and the dress code is modest. For enquiries, please contact Malek on 079 626 5315.