Time to cel­e­brate

End of Ra­madan with a spe­cial If­tar din­ner in Gos­nells.

Comment News (Gosnells) - - NEWS -

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.

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Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt Fa­ther Phillip Per­reau, Imam Mubarak and Thornlie MLA Chris Tal­len­tire.

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