Norristown Islamic Society Kicks Off Ramadan with Arts & Crafts
The Norristown Islamic Society observed the start of Ramadan last Wednesday in a crafty way. Ramadan is celebrated for a month by people who practice the Islamic faith. During this month, Muslims fast — that is, they forego all food and water from sunrise to sunset, writes Heather Khalifa for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Students of the Islamic Society celebrated the start of the holy month with arts and crafts. From placing lights into mason jars to making paper cut-out masjids (places of worship), the Islamic Society was abundant in decorations, thanks to the dexterity of the young pupils.
The Norristown society is known for its ties to interfaith communities.
It also participates in charity and community-oriented events such as:
- Distributing groceries
- Serving hot meals
- Providing refugee assistance
- Holding an annual bazaar
- Supporting local businesses
View more photos of the celebrations in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
This food distribution effort in North Philadelphia was another community’s way of celebrating Ramadan.
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