Bader Salman (from left), Waleed Farah, and Ahmed Aboelwaba join together in Saddleback’s Ramadan celebration. (Oliver Yu/Lariat Staff)
For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a “blessed month” characterized by prayer, fasting, and acts of selflessness.
Ramadan ends with the three-day celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the “festival of breaking the fast”. The event is marked by charity and good deeds that bring Muslim families even closer together.
“It is a really important part of my family’s Persian culture,” said Amir Sharifi, 23, business. “Plus, it’s nice to be able to pig out again.”
Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo, chair language department has been attending this event for several years.
“It’s a multilingual gathering with lectures done in Persian, Arabic,
Spanish as well as English,” said Hernandez-Bravo. “Both Muslims and non-Muslims attend and learn about the Five Pillars of Islam and the significance of Ramadan.”
Everyone is welcome to attend to learn more about Ramadan and enjoy sweet baklava.
Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo, the master of ceremonies tonight, caters to the guests of the Ramadan celebration she put together. (Oliver Yu/Lariat Staff)
The Ramadan ending feast had many students and faculty looking to get a trial of Persian cuisine. (Oliver Yu/Lariat Staff)