Time to celebrate
End of Ramadan with a special Iftar dinner in Gosnells.
THORNLIE MLA Chris Tallentire started a new initiative to celebrate the end of Ramadan with an Iftar dinner at the Gosnells Football Club.
Club members and residents came together for an evening meal that Muslims enjoy to break their fast.
At precisely 5.23pm, the call to prayer was made, with Muslim women using the visitors changeroom and the men in the other, while club members and locals enjoyed a drink inside the clubrooms.
A halal meal was served after prayers to forge and build community links.
The initiative followed on from the Parliamentary Iftar dinner to celebrate the end of Ramadan, organised by the Intercultural Harmony Society Inc.
Mr Tallentire said the community embracing their differences and celebrating similarities would build bridges.
“Many of the world’s cultures are represented in Australia and each culture has a set of core values that promote harmony and collaboration in our community. It has been a great opportunity to see and experience the Muslim community celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, especially for football club members and residents,” he said.
Picture: Bruce Hunt Father Phillip Perreau, Imam Mubarak and Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire.