During Ramadan, Muslims worldwide fast from sunrise to sunset, abstaining from food, drink, smoking and other sensual pleasures as well as sexual relations with ones spouse during the fasting hours. Muslims also see this time as a period of purification of the mind and strive to purify all thoughts, actions and deeds.
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and an obligation upon all Muslims who are in good health. The month of fasting is seen as a celebration for Muslims and a pathway to achieving greater self-discipline, self-purification and feeling compassion for those less fortunate.
Benevolence Australia, Victorian Multicultural Commission and Immigration Museum invite you to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan at the first Iftar dinner ever hosted at the museum. Guest Chef Hana Assafari of Morrocan Soup Bar will serve the traditional meal that breaks fast each day at sunset during this holy month.
Reserve one of the limited places to experience an exclusive insight into this rich cultural tradition.
4pm: Talk about Ramadan
5.08pm: Call to Prayer
7.45pm: Event concludes