Muslims reach out to Toronto's non-Muslims

    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - For 29 or 30 days each year Muslims are
required to fast from dawn to sunset. During the Islamic month of Ramadan,
Muslims may not eat, drink, and engage in sexual activity from approximately
5:30 am to 7:30 pm. (The time for starting and stopping is precise and changes
daily) At sunset, the fast is ended with dates and water after which a full
meal is enjoyed. During the month they may especially refrain from
contemplating evil thoughts or be involved in immoral activities.
    On Tuesday September 25, 2007 The World Islamic Call Society with the
TARIC Islamic Centre will be hosting a "Breaking the Fast" event at Nathan
Phillips Square for all Muslims, to which non-Muslims are invited. Free
hot-dogs are being served to all present. "The joy Muslims feel at the time of
the first mouthful of food at sunset is very special and they would like to
share the moment with their fellow Canadians" says Haroon Salamat chairman of
the TARIC Islamic Centre. He continued "It is a time of friendship and
camaraderie. It is also a time when we remember that although we have food to
break the fast, there are starving millions around the world who have no food
at this sunset or the next or the next."
    The public is invited to enjoy a free hot dog at 7:13 pm (time of
breaking fast) on Tuesday September 25, at Nathan Phillips Square.

For further information:

For further information: Haroon Salamat, TARIC Islamic Centre, 99
Beverly Hills Dr., North York, ON,  M3L 1A2, Phone: (905) 822-4320

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