Monday, March 13th, 2023
Ramadan Iftar Tradition at the DCA
The DCA has been serving collective IFTARs (fast-breaking dinners) for thousands of people from all backgrounds, Muslims and non-Muslims, families, neighbors, students, elders, youth, children, and people literally from all the strata of our society
Since its inception, except for the year 2021, due to the necessary COVID interruption, the Diyanet Center of America (DCA) has been serving collective IFTARs (fast-breaking dinners) for thousands of people from all backgrounds, Muslims and non-Muslims, families, neighbors, students, elders, youth, children, and people literally from all the strata of our society.
Thanks to the contributions and donations of numerous brothers and sisters, friends, as well as various local organizations and institutions, this free-of-charge iftar service have become a distinct symbol and even a landmark tradition of DCA. In the last year’s Ramadan, over 35.000 people joined DCA’s iftars and cherished together the beauty of unity in diversity.
In terms of the goals it aims to achieve, the DCA’s IFTAR tradition in this year’s Ramadan is even more important than the previous ones. Because of the bitter consequences of the devastating earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria, we are not only heart-broken and in deep grief over our losses,
but also working hard to raise aid funds to help our survivors.
So, those who will join our iftars in this blessed month of Ramadan will not only experience the spiritual blessings of breaking their fast together with other fellow friends in the spirit of collectivity, but also they will share and ease the burden and sufferings of thousands of earthquake victims through the donations they will make inshaAllah every evening.
We are very grateful to all our brothers, sisters, and friends for their contributions and donations!
We humbly pray to Allah Almighty that He grant them a long healthy prosperous life and reward them in abundance! Amin.