Jewish, Muslim groups break fast together in Lynnwood

Source: Herald Net

Irfan Chaundry (center), president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Lynnwood, speaks with Jewish members of Temple B’nai Torah. For the second year in a row, members of Temple B’nai Torah and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community broke their fasts together in honor of the Jewish Fast of Tisha B’av and the Muslim Fast of Ramadan, respectively.

LYNNWOOD — Fasting is an act of worship, a historic tradition and a test of obedience and holiness. Fasting deepens one’s connection to God. It encourages charity and care for the poor. And those who fast are helped to remember the blessings of life.

Members of two faiths shared those and other thoughts on fasting at a rare gathering Tuesday evening. After the sun was down, the event ended with a sumptuous meal where Muslims and Jews joined together for the breaking of their ritual fasts.

Breaking bread is an amazing tradition. People who eat together cannot be angry with each other,” said Ata Karim, a member of theAhmadiyya Muslim Community of Greater Seattle, which hosted the event at its Ahmadiyya Muslim Center in Lynnwood.

Called “Two Faiths, One God,” the gathering recognized Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and the Jewish fast of Tisha B’av.

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