Saskatchewan residents invited to join Ramadan, 'fast with a Muslim friend'
The campaign aims to increase understanding of the Ramadan experience
Saskatchewan residents are being invited to fast with a Muslim friend during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which started on June 6.
The Saskatoon branch of Islamic organization Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is inviting the public to join Muslims around the world who are fasting as part of the 30-day spiritual event.
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at said in a press release the campaign was about sharing the Ramadan experience and connecting with non-Muslims.
"As we enter the holy month of Ramadan, I invite my fellow Canadians to experience the spiritual uplifting provided by Ramadan and take part in this unique campaign," said Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada president Lal Khan Malik.
Fasting aims to teach self-control and discipline, and inspire awareness of those who are less fortunate. When the fast is over, Muslims celebrate with a three-day festival of eating called Eid al-Fitr.
Members of the Baitur-Rahmat Mosque in Saskatoon also promoted the campaign last year.
To find out more visit fastwithmuslims.com.