The Beachmont Improvement Committee – along with members of the Islamic Community of Revere and Dr. Maritsa Barros, Revere ’ s Director of Talent and Culture – sponsored an Iftar dinner last Friday at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. Members of the Muslim community celebrated by breaking the fast each evening during Ramadan, a time of prayer and fasting. They traditionally fast from sunrise to sunset.
Imam Tarek Abdullah did a seated prayer.
Event co-organizer Ed Deveau said there are many similarities amongst religions, including Islam and Christianity.
Revere School Committee Member Carol Tye and Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Lourenço Garcia
Presenter Nada Abou Hadiba said Ramadan is the month of kindness and generosity.
Attendees recited the fatihah – which is the opening chapter of the Koran about praising God and asking for guidance – in Arabic.
Pictured from left to right: Youssef El Hadi, 10, mother Zoubiola Quibblou, father Azaddemie El Hadi and brother Amir El Hadi, 6, celebrated Ramadan.
Pictured from left to right: mother Salima Saad Djarou, father Taky Djarou and their daughters, Maryam Djarou, 4, and Habiba Djarou (far right), 7, enjoyed an Iftar dinner.
Association of Islamic Charitable Projects Imam Tarek Abdullah said Ramadan breaks the fast at sunset.
Members of the Beachmont Improvement Committee (BIC) donated money to the Iftar dinner – pictured from left to right: BIC President Kathleen Heiser, Deborah McHatton, Asmaa Abou-Fouda, BIC Treasurer Ed Deveau, BIC Vice President Nicole Deveau, Corinne Deveau, Carol Tye and Aklog Limeneh.
Language Justice Coordinator Asmaa Abou-Fouda and Board of Health Member Nezha Louaddi displayed Moroccan appetizers.
(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)