Deseret News – As Ramadan, Passover and Easter converge, an interfaith trolley rolls out
By: Mya Jaradat
Over the next few weeks, many mosques will also be opening their doors to non-Muslim neighbors as they host interfaith iftars.
Through an initiative organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, 30 mosques around the country will host iftars organized around the theme of “Justice through Compassion,” said Harris Zafar, national spokesman for the community.
“Ramadan is a time of intense prayer, self-reflection and sacrifice,” he said, adding that an even greater challenge than fasting during sunlight hours is the burden “to improve your inner moral core.”
Against the backdrop of the escalating conflict in Ukraine and the persecution of various religious groups around the world, Zafar said Muslims should use the spiritual work of Ramadan to move beyond “compassion being simply an emotion.”
“What we hope is that a gathering like this gives a good opportunity to examine how our faiths compel us to put compassion into action,” he said.