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Austin Muslims host virtual iftar

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by Tai Moses

Austin-area Muslims will be participating in a virtual iftar this Saturday, May 9, hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. Iftar is the evening meal that breaks the daily Ramadan fast at sunset. People across the country are invited to participate virtually in interfaith iftar celebrations from home. Amjad Mahmood Khan, the national director of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, said in a news release, “While we are all physically separated, unity is the critical need of the hour, which is why we chose to host each of these events across the country on the same day to reflect on the power of prayer during this pandemic.” The theme of the event is “Virtual reflections on the power of prayer during the pandemic.” Each local event will feature guest speakers such as city and law enforcement leaders and leaders of different religious congregations. More than 50 cities are expected to participate.

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