Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso Hosts Celebratory Ramadan Iftar Dinner with Brooklyn Muslim Community

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Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso Hosts Celebratory Ramadan Iftar Dinner with Brooklyn Muslim Community

 

Evening consisted of approximately 200 Muslims joining in the Maghreb prayer, followed by breaking of the fast together

 

BROOKLYN, NY (April 20, 2022) Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso yesterday hosted a celebratory Ramadan Iftar dinner with the Brooklyn Muslim community. Partnering with the Pakistani American Youth Society and other community-based organizations, the evening consisted of approximately 200 Muslims joining in the Maghreb prayer, followed by breaking of the fast together.

 

“As one of the most diverse places on Earth, home to the greatest number of mosques including one of the oldest in the United States, it was a pleasure and honor to host our Muslim brothers and sisters during this Ramadan celebration,” said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso. “We look forward to more gatherings, celebrating our diversity, faiths, and cultures with one another.”

During the event, the Brooklyn Borough President also awarded citations to members of the Muslim community that continue to lift Brooklyn up and create enriching spiritual and healthy environments for all. Executive Director of Janazah Community Services Umair Ahmed, Executive Director of Muslim Community Center Soniya Ali, mental health counselor Abir Saleh, and NYPD Inspector Amir Yakatally were each recognized each with a citation. The Al-Sabiqoon Sisters Halaqa, a women-led youth organization for young girls to engage in a space made for them by them, was recognized with a proclamation for their services to the community.

 

 

The Ramadan celebration at Borough Hall is one of many planned free events intended for the public. After being closed for the past couple of years, Brooklyn Borough President Reynoso is committed to re-opening Borough Hall back to the diverse people of Brooklyn with ongoing public programming.

To view photos of the event, visit the official Brooklyn Borough President Flickr page.

 

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