The Dawoodi Bohra community of Mississauga organised an iftar dinner to honour the holy month of Ramadan and extend their hospitality to esteemed dignitaries and interfaith representatives. The event began with a beautiful recitation of the Quran, followed by a spread of traditional Bohra cuisine.
The event was attended by Members of Parliament Rechie Valdez and Iqra Khalid; Associate Minister of Housing and Member of Parliament Nina Tangri; Members of Provincial Parliament Khaleed Rasheed and Sheref Sebewy; Consul General of the UK in Toronto Fouzia Younis; Acting Consul General of Pakistan in Toronto Yasir Butt; Deputy Chief of Peel Police Mark Dapat; and Division Fire Chief Scott Dalzell.
Shedding light on the significance of the holy month of fasting, Taikhoom Mohiyuddin, the nephew of His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin said, “we are in the midst of Ramadan, the holy month of prayer, spiritual upliftment, reflection, and of community. While fasting throughout the day makes one realise the value of sustenance, although our bodies remain just a little hungry, we nourish our souls. At the end of each fast, equally important, is iftar, where we break our fast and thank Allah for His many bounties. Today, we have the good fortune to have our friends amongst us, to break bread with us and enjoy a traditional Bohra meal in a thal.”
The iftar brought together members of the Dawoodi Bohra community, neighbours, interfaith representatives, local officials and other dignitaries, showcasing their shared bonds and values deeply rooted in gratitude, kindness, and love for one another.