The holy month of Ramadan is in full swing and it is a wonderful time to spread positivity and good vibes. With Ramadan comes the feast of ‘Iftar’ which is all about sharing food and caring for the people you love. The Sikh community in Dubai, which has been hosting ‘Iftar’ every year at the Guru Nanak Darbar, did the same this year as well, but with a beautiful twist. The community brought together people from all faiths to celebrate a grand and a wonderful inter-faith, multi-cultural ‘Iftar’.
On 21st May 2018, Dubai woke up to a bright-shiny day, joyous due to the festivity of the month of Ramzan. For Muslims all over the world, Ramzan is the month of intense prayer, fasting from dawn to dusk, and celebration to observe the annual festival of the five pillars of Islam.
A multi-cultural Iftar at the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh temple in Dubai was the reason many Sikhs & Muslims sat together on the table and enjoyed their fulfilling meals. People coming from different faiths, backgrounds came together at the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh temple in Dubai on Monday evening for an inter-faith Iftar gathering.
The event was organised by the Sikh officials and also saw the members of the Christian, Baha’i and Hindu community and was graced by the minister of environment and climate change. Speaking to Khaleej Times, he expressed his happiness. “I am very thankful to the Gurudwara for arranging this wonderful and diverse Iftar. It is an honour to have such vibrant communities here in Dubai, especially an establishment that remembers the needs and requirements of all people. With events like this, we are truly celebrating the spirit of Ramadan, which is the month of working together as human beings and coming together as communities.”
It is heartwarming to witness happy situations like these, which make you believe that humanity is still very much alive in this world.