Mangaluru: July 15, 2015: As the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, Karnataka health and welfare minister U T Khader attended the Iftar event on Tuesday at Ullal Darga, seizing the opportunity to share the beauty of the faith.
Muslims wake up early morning for the pre-dawn ’sehri’ meal, renouncing food and water during the day before breaking their fasts in the evening. The month-long fasting culminates in the Id-ul-Fitr celebrations.
The iftrar is the meal served at sunset during ramadan, to break the day’s fast.
Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of the Islamic religion and one of its main practices. The resulting hunger is seen as a means of developing sympathy for the less fortunate, while learning to be humble and appreciate all of God’s bounties.
Ramadan, also known as the “Sultan of Eleven Months,” brings worshippers closer together around one table, and teaches them love for God, love for life as presented by God to each being, and to share both material and moral wealth.
State Health Minister U T Khader, Ullal Darga Committee secretary U T Ilyas, treasuer Bilal Mohammed Haji, auditor Abdul Hamid Kallappu, Darga Charitable Trust deputy chairman Hanof Haji, Nazim and Jamat members, Darga commitee members were present.