Public dinners planned for Ramadan (+Video)

S. Florida Muslims use Ramadan as a time of breaking bread with others

  • Dome and tower of Islamic Center of Boca Raton, planned for an open house during Ramadan.Dome and tower of Islamic Center of Boca Raton, planned for an open house… (James D. Davis )
July 18, 2012|By James D. Davis, Staff writer

Ramadanis wrapped in two paradoxes. In one, a month of fasting has become a time of congregational dinners. In the other, a time for Muslims has become a time for others.

South Florida Muslims are inviting their neighbors to Iftar, a nightly dinner during Ramadan. Starting today or Saturday, depending on the first sighting of the new moon, the holy month is a time of daytime fasting and nightly prayers. But after each sundown, believers gather for the fast-breaking.   . the entire article