The Muslim Children Education and Civic Center hosts daily iftars so that everyone can break their fast collectively. Non-Muslims can also participate.
SAN ANTONIO — For the first time since the pandemic, many San Antonians are gathering to celebrate Ramadan in mosques. The Muslim Children’s Educational and Civic Center organizes daily iftars or meals after evening prayers so that everyone can break their fast together.
And iftar isn’t just for Muslims, the MCECC said.
“For every non-Muslim who fasts with us – and fasts all day like us, with us, without food or drink, not even water, and breaks the fast with us – we will donate $100 in their name. to a local non-profit organization. This year we are sponsoring the shelter for battered women,” said Sakib Shaikh of MCECC.
Shaikh mentioned that around 400-500 people attend nightly iftars. They also host smaller Internet dinners virtually every Friday at their location on the northwest side of town near I-10 and south of the 1604 loop. The phone number is 5281 Casa Bella.
Ramadan is a holy, non-secular month for the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims. During the month-long event, Ramadan fasting includes stopping eating, drinking, and sexual activity from dawn until sunset. Practitioners can interact in all these acts as soon as the fast is broken and resume the fast at sunrise the next day.
It ends on May 2. It is then adopted by the three-day celebration of Eid.
Ramadan fasting is undoubtedly one of the most noted pillars of Islam, with 70-80% of Muslims practicing it. It is compulsory for all Muslims, women and men, from the age of puberty. Parents encourage their children to fast for half a day from the age of 10 to put them in a fasting situation.