Over 220 gather at feast for Ramadan

Some of the guests at an Iftar dinner co-hosted by local MPs Luke Foley and Julia Finn.

Story appeared in: Review | June 18th, 2018

CONTINUING what has become an annual tradition, Opposition Leader and State MP for Auburn, Luke Foley and State MP for Granville, Julia Finn, have co-hosted an Iftar dinner for over 220 people at the Granville Youth and Community Centre.
Iftar refers to the first nightly meal eaten by Muslims after fasting during the day as part of their observance of the holy month of Ramadan, and Mr Foley said the annual dinner was one he looked forward to "with anticipation".
"It was a great night of feasting and celebrating all that is good in our community," he said.
Ms Finn said co-hosting the event with Mr Foley was a "great pleasure", adding that it was great to repay the incredible hospitality of local people they've both enjoyed during Ramadan.
"I would like to thank local people for joining with me to recognise and celebrate this blessed occasion for Australia's Muslim community," she said.
"Ramadan is the month of sacrifice and personal reflection for the Muslim community, fasting, as well as considering the suffering of others and contributing to charities to help those less fortunate.
"It was a great honour to be invited to many Iftar dinners throughout Ramadan this year and in previous years."

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