The Islamic Council of Victoria hosted its inaugural Interfaith Iftar on Monday, June 22 at Harbour Kitchen – Docklands.
The successful iftar, initiated by ICV’s Interfaith Committee, attracted 80 people from various faith groups.
As attendees united to support Muslims during the month of Ramadan, guests reflected on the spiritual fulfilment of fasting.
Guest speakers included; ICV president Gahith Krayem, Victorian Parliament speaker Hon Telmo Languiller, keynote speaker Nuim Khaiyath and MC and ICV Interfaith Portfolio holder and executive committee member Dr Mohamed Mohideen.
Dr Mohideen said it was a well received event and guests were delighted to be a part of the Islamic breaking of fast.
“Sharing food and a dinner table with neighbours and friends is very important during the holy month of Ramadan. Breaking fast and being thankful for things we often take for granted is a very spiritually lifting moment and the aura spread across the room,” Dr Mohideen said.
“We hope this will be a stepping stone for many more interfaith iftars to come.”