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This is the first time in ALMA's short history where ALMA had the opportunity to organise an Iftar on the first day of Ramadhan. Alhamdulillah, ever since 2003 when ALMA Community Education Program (ACEP) began to organise weekly Iftar programs in the Somerville Room at the Auburn Council Hall, the enthusiasm to facilitate to break fast of fellow Muslims has steadily grown. This has purely been to reap the rewards and blessings from Allah (SWT) as described in many Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Following consultation with major Masjids in Sydney ALMA would like to inform that fasting begins on Saturday 22 August 2009 Insha Allah. ALMA executive committee wishes Ramadhan Mubarak to all its members and friends for a very beneficial month filled with piety and good deeds. Please note that Taraweeh prayers therefore will start tomorrow night (Friday).
Alhamdulillah, the welcome Ramadhan event concluded with more than 60 participants attending the program. The event started immediately after the ACEP classes at 6.45 pm with a speech by Br. Mohammed Zaoud reminding about the need for mental, spiritual as well as physical preparation for the month of Ramadhan. It was an inspirational speech that touched the hearts of all participants.
The evening also included a number of presentations from children about Ramadhan. Pizza dinner and a hot cup of tea at the end was enjoyed by all participants.