Ramadan: Iftar at the Arabic Cultural House – The Divan
Within the first week of Ramadan the Embassy of the State of Qatar invited distinguished guests to celebrate Iftar, the breaking of the fast, on May 22nd. Therefore, representatives of public institutions gathered in the Arabic Cultural House – The Divan.
Abdamassad El Yazidi, secretary general of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany has been welcomed to speak introductory words. Engaged in interreligious dialogue, Mr. El Yazidi underlined in his speech the importance of togetherness and the sense of a common bond: „God has made us people and tribes so we can get to know each other. And that happens when, despite the differences, we understand ourselves as a community.”
With the sinking of the sun the breaking of the fast begins. Ramadan Iftar at the Arabic Cultural House – The Divan has brought people together, within a framework for discussions and friendly encounters.
When building deep and sustainable relations of understanding, highlighting the similarities among people, Ramadan belongs to this objective. “Fasting is the internalization of the origin of religion. This origin is the service to man. To everyone without restriction”, El Yazidi said.