Dublin's Muslim community invite LGBTQ+ community to Ramadan meal

The meal is set to take place on Saturday

Ramadan is the annual month during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex between dawn and sunset, and it comes to and end this Saturday.

Last year, the Muslim community invited the Dublin Jewish community to the 'Iftar', the meal that ends Ramadan, that takes place in the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre at Blanchardstown on Saturday. However, following the events in Orlando, they have officially extended the invite to another community.

In a statement to the Irish Independent, a spokesperson for the Islamic council stated: “Ramadan inspired and motivated us to reach out. People think that Muslims can’t reach out to the LGBT community, but that’s wrong. We can open our hearts and doors to anyone."

As per The Outmost, the chairman of Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council and imam of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre mosque, Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri said: “As more than one billion Muslims worldwide celebrate Ramadan by fasting and appreciating the blessings given to us, it is important for the Irish Muslim community to reach out to our neighbours as an example of true Islamic ideals."