Interfaith Iftaar 2002

November 21, 2002

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

On November 21, 2002 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "about 100 students and other members of the campus community, including Christians, came together for what was billed as a 'Fast Food' dinner. The event celebrated the breaking of the daily fast by Muslims during their holy month of Ramadan and allowed each group to learn about fasting in Islam and Judaism. The gathering was the first of its kind at the UW. Similar dinners have been held at other universities, including UCLA, Columbia and Yale. When Miriam Bensky of Hillel heard about a successful dinner at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., she approached Humza Chaudhry, Saboora's brother and president of the Muslim Student Association at the UW. Both groups bought into the idea, with representatives holding planning sessions the past six weeks."