Taking Heart: A Virtual Interfaith Community Gathering During Ramadan

The Taking Heart Open Houses program has been bringing Muslims and non-Muslims together for food and conversation for 15 years. In 2019 over 1400 community members participated in Taking Heart during Ramadan, the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunup to sundown. In 2020 Ramadan falls between April 24 and May 24.

This year, because of the lockdown, the Taking Heart Open Houses program cannot offer the same kind of Open Houses known widely in the community. Instead, they are offering virtual opportunities to learn about Ramadan.

Thursday, May 14, 6:00 pm

Hosts: Masjid At-Taqwa
located in St. Paul  

Friday, May 15, 6:00 pm

Hosts: The Islamic Center of Minnesota (ICM) 
located in Fridley

Saturday, May 16, 2 pm

Hosts: South Metro Islamic Center 
located in Rosemount

Saturday, May 16, 4 pm

Hosts: Faribault Islamic Center
and Islamic Resource Group (IRG)

Sunday, May 17, 2 pm

Hosts: MAS-Blaine Center

Sunday, May 17, 4 pm

Hosts: Twin Ports Islamic Center
located in Duluth

They are hoping these Zoom webinars will encourage people of all faiths or none to log in and join them to hear the essentials of every Taking Heart event: Opening remarks and welcome with a recitation of the Quran and the call to prayer; a presentation on Islam and Ramadan and its customs; breakout groups where a number of topics can be discussed.

To receive a link on the day of your event you will need to register. 

Please register at: https://bit.ly/RegisterTH

For further information, please contact Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at [email protected]

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