Australia overcomes COVID-19 and observes Ramadan celebrating community iftars together

As Australians, we indeed are blessed where both, by luck and by design, we have finally come out of the COVID-19 pandemic comparatively with minimum impact.

As Australians, we indeed are blessed where both, by luck and by design, we have finally come out of the COVID-19 pandemic comparatively with minimum impact.

Surely it has affected our economy, we have gone through lockdowns and social restrictions and it has affected our travel, entertainment and religious practices.

But together working with our authorities, health professional and community leaders, we have now overcome the obstacles and now looking forward to normalisation of life in all spheres.

As Muslim Australians, this Ramadan, unlike last year, we are spending our fasting month without restrictions, offering our congregational prayers and enjoying iftar dinners with family, friends and the community.

At the same time, we are indeed distressed by our fellow Muslims in other parts of the world, not able to enjoy the freedoms that we have and in many places are still suffering from the terrible effects of this pandemic.

We cannot forget them and need to pray for them and support them any way we can.

It has indeed been a big relief, again being able to join community Iftars, meeting people face to face, exchanging ideas and being able to frequent mosques for daily congregational prayers and Taravih.

Australian National Imams Council iftar on Thursday 29 April at Punchbowl.

NSW Premier’s iftar on Tuesday 20 April at Parramatta.

ISRA’s volunteers iftar on Sunday 2 May at Auburn.

Islamic Museum of Australia’s iftar on Thursday 29 April at State Library Victoria.

IFAM Community dinner on Sunday 2 May at Rooty Hill Masjid.

Jihad Dib, Tony Burke & Jason Clare iftar on Friday 23 April in Punchbowl.

Arkana College interfaith iftar on Wednesday 28 April.

Canterbury Bankstown iftar, on Wednesday 28 April, hosted by Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour.

iftar on Wednesday 21 April

Lion’s Club Multifaith iftar on Thursday 22 April.

Mizan Avenue Fundraising iftar on Saturday 1 May.

Afghan Community Support Association of NSW iftar on Saturday
1 May.