For me, Ramadan is just as much about community as it is a personal, spiritual experience. Gathering together to appreciate our beautiful Qur'an being recited - Dr. Saleh sharing stories that often contain both humor and lessons of wisdom, and of course, iftar.
Throughout the month, we come together at sunset to break our fasts with fruits and dates, before pausing for the Maghrib prayer in congregation. It is truly a beautiful experience. Our meals are as diverse as our community - as we often try new cuisine from various parts of the world during this month, representing our myriad of cultures. We catch up with old friends over tea and make some new ones - all to the sounds of children playing and doing the same as the adults - making friends. Iftar at the ICSC with my community is an integral part of my personal Ramadan experience. The ICSC is my community and Ramadan is made most special to me because it is a time with my family and friends.
*Iftar will be served every night during the first week of Ramadan and Fridays through Sundays during the remaining weeks. Insha'Allah, we can raise funds to cover Monday through Thursday nights as well, but we are dependent on the generous contributions of our community in order to make that possible. Please consider becoming an iftar sponsor this Ramadan.*
Did you buy your tickets for our Pre-Ramadan Fundraising Dinner yet? Don't miss out! This program is vital to the success of a spiritually fulfilling Ramadan.