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Interfaith: Fasting Separately, Breaking The Fast Together

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Source: The Jewish Week

After sundown on Sunday, at the end of the day-long Tisha b’Av fast that commemorates the destruction of the Holy Temples in ancient Jerusalem, the more than 200 people who gathered at one Seattle-area synagogue faced east for their evening prayers.

Half of them turned toward Mecca.

A joint observance of the Jewish holiday and Islam’s Ramadan at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue, co-sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, demonstrated the common features – in addition to fast days that occasionally coincide – that Judaism and Islam share.

The “Two Faiths, One God” program at the Reform temple featured a halal break-the-fast meal, lectures on the two faiths’ beliefs and practices, and demonstrations of a Torah scroll and a copy of the Koran.

The event was part of the synagogue’s long history of interfaith outreach. Read in the Jewish Week

Editor’s note: Anwer Mahmood Khan spoke on the occasion to explain Islamic perspective.

Posted by on August 2, 2012. Filed under Ahmadiyyat: True Islam,Americas,ISLAM,Judaism. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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