Intercultural Dialogue Association continued its tradition of arranging iftar dinners in the homes of Muslim families in Ljubljana. An iftar is a fast-breaking dinner that takes place every night during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Being an Islamic practice; iftars have often been Muslim-only events that hosts take pride in arranging. It is customary to invite whoever is fasting; whether the person is a close friend or a distant relative. There’s a strong tradition of hospitality during the month of Ramadan as iftars are eaten in the company of other Muslims.
Recently MKD has taken this tradition one step further and opened it up for those who are not Muslim. These home Iftars have been organized by MKD for many years; Iftar dinners bring together people of various faith and ethnocultural backgrounds and serve as a means of fostering dialogue and cross-cultural awareness in our multicultural society. They address various topics related to common teachings and values of different faith traditions and cultures. The feedback has indicated that these dinners not only facilitate a better understanding of the Islamic faith but also enhance the Muslim community’s sense of belonging in Slovenian society.
Each of these dinners has received many attendees from all walks of life. Last year; we arranged 20 iftars and had more than 100 guests from 10 different countries in the homes of Muslim families who were excited about the opportunity to host an iftar and warmly welcomed guests into their homes. Muslim families had the pleasure to host journalists; members of the media; academics; community leaders, and ex-pats from different countries.
MKD would like to thank all of the friends and guests who attended last year and will be attending this year’s home iftar and give a special thanks to the Muslim families who opened their homes to host a home iftar dinner.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒃𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝑫𝒊𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒖𝒆 𝑨𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏