While many Americans and Western Europeans have reacted to acts of violence committed by Islamic extremists in recent years by expressing fear about Islam and its practitioners as a whole, the events have also put a spotlight on the faith that was not there before 9/11.
Masjid Al-Falaah Harford County Education Society is once again inviting people of all faiths to join members of the local Muslim community for a traditional Ramadan iftar, or fast breaking dinner, on Saturday, July 11.
Each year, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the day after Ramadan, to mark the end of the month of fasting. "It is a day of forgiveness, moral victory, peace, fellowship, brotherhood and unity," wrote the former Howard County Muslim Council president, Rizwan Siddiqi.
Harford County residents and leaders had an opportunity Saturday to meet members of the local Muslim community and learn more about Muslim culture and traditions during the holy month of Ramadan, a critical event as the military continues its fight against Islamic fundamentalist groups around the world and tensions remain between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States.
On Saturday night, for what Dr. Rehan Khan says is the fourth year in a row, the Muslim community of Harford County held an iftar, an evening fast-breaking meal, and invited non-Muslims from near and far to join them.
Members of the local Muslim community will celebrate and host for their neighbors of all faiths a traditional Ramadan iftar, or fast-breaking dinner, on Saturday, July 27, at Masjid Al-Falaah in Abingdon.
The Palestinian immigrant and his brother lived side-by-side in homes in West Ocean City, over the years opening a number of businesses throughout the area — three pizza shops, a Mexican restaurant, a liquor store, gas stations, and development companies, court records show.
Members of the local Muslim community will celebrate reach out to their neighbors of all faiths by hosting a traditional Ramadan iftar, or fast-breaking dinner, this Saturday evening, Aug. 20, at Harford Community College's Chesapeake Hall.