Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, where Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting including UTAS’s and AMC’s Muslims student. The fasting period from dawn until sunset for the whole month of Ramadan. Atsunset, thebreak-fastingofaday fasting or ‘ IFTAR ’ is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together.
Apart from daily iftar, a public iftar is organised for public (wider community from many different backgrounds in Launceston) who wish to experience how Muslim breaking fast. This is a good opportunity where from the wider community gathered together and have their breakfast together, and observed other religious activities such as the Maghrib mass congregation prayer done by all Muslim people,
The IFTAR program started with all Muslims observing the call of prayer or Adzan signalling that the sunset or Maghrib time has come, and all Muslims started to break their fast with light meals normally with dates. ThenasecondcallofprayerorIqamahwerecalledsignallingthatthe Maghribprayerisabouttostart. All Muslims students, gathered for the Maghrib mass congregation prayer. Soon after the prayer, the meals were served, and all Muslims gathered again to have the meal together.
This event is all about how Muslim people do the fasting and how they breakfast and so on. We will show a short video then break our fast and pray. After prayer we will have some finger food and speak to each other in a small group. If anyone have any question about Muslim and Islam we will be happy to discuss.
Venue: Launceston General Hospital (LGH), 41 Charles St, Launceston TAS 7250, Community Room-2, Northern Integrated Care Service (NICs) building
Organisation: Muslim Student Association Launceston
wheelchair access: Yes