Illinois Wesleyan University Celebrates Breaking Fast of Ramadan
October 20, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan's University Chapel Hour and Special Events
and Services and the IWU Muslim Student Association will host a dinner in celebration
of the breaking fast of Ramadan on Thursday, Nov. 3, at at 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Davidson
Room of the Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington).
The service is free and open to the public.
Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting in which followers dedicate daylight hours
to worship and prayer while abstaining from food or drink. In the Muslim faith they
believe that during the month of Ramadan, Allah, their god, revealed the first verses
of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, to the prophet Muhammad.
Ramadan begins during the 9th month of the Muslim calendar, which this year occurs
on Nov. 4, and ends on the first day of the month of Shawwal, called Eid al-Fitr.
At this ending celebration, people dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes
with lights and decorations and share their blessings by feeding the poor and making
contributions to mosques.
For additional information, contact the Illinois Wesleyan Chaplain's office at (309)
Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181