USA: More than 300 join local Muslim community in Milpitas to break annual fast

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community welcomed more than 300 members of the community to its annual iftar “breaking of the fast” on Saturday, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a spiritual month, where Muslims worldwide fast from before dawn to sunset and refrain from eating, drinking and bad habits.

Mayor Jose Esteves, Vice Mayor Carmen Montano, Consul General of India Vankatesan Ashok and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo were among those who joined people of various faiths in the breaking of the fast at sunset at the Baitul Baseer Mosque, 926 Evans Road.

The focus of the event, according to co-organizer Idrees Munir, is to focus on the True Islam campaign, which attempts to clear up misunderstandings about the faith as well as showcase the fundamental, peaceful nature of Islam and its key teachings.

Munir stressed this kind of understanding is especially important now with recent incidents that have taken place in the United States and around the globe including the Orlando, Fla. night club shooting on June 12, where a person purporting to be Muslim killed 49 people and injured 53 others. He added such events have led to an increase in divisive, hateful rhetoric and retaliatory actions against Muslims and those perceived to be of the Muslim faith.

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By Milpitas Post | June 30, 2016