For Immediate Release
Safwan Choudhry - Spokesperson
Canadian Muslims Launch "Fast with a Muslim Friend" Campaign to Share their Ramadan Experience with Canadians
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada connects Canadians with their fellow Muslims through a unique National Campaign, during the Holy month of Islam
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada has launched a national campaign titled, “Fast with a Muslim Friend”, for Canadians to participate in Ramadan with their fellow Muslims.
Starting June 18, 2015, over a billion Muslims across the globe will begin the 30-Days spiritual journey, as they enter the Holiest month in Islam. While fasting is common among most faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism, fasting during Ramadan is particularly sacred in the religion of Islam. Through this campaign, the community aims to share the experience of Ramadan with fellow Canadians. The community also hopes that this campaign will help remove any misconceptions about Islam, and bridge gaps that may exist amongst Canadians.
As part of this national campaign, Canadians will get to experience how to start, keep, and break a fast, as well as learn about why fasting during Ramadan is a core tenet of Islam. Fasting during this Holy month teaches self-control, discipline, and inspires awareness of those who are less fortunate. Muslims are also encouraged to give additional alms during this month.
Canadians across the country can participate to experience one day of fasting, and take part in this unique experience through www.FastWithMuslims.com. The President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, Mr. Lal Khan Malik, conveyed his invitation to all Canadians and said: “As we enter the holy month of Ramadan, I would like to invite my fellow Canadians to join us in this spiritually uplifting experience.”
The campaign launches on June 18th, 2015, the first official day of Ramadan. Media is invited to attend various Ramadan programs and events planned across Canada.
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