On Thursday 31 May at the Waterfront Hotel, Sliema, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Malta organised an Iftar event, which was attended by respectable guests from different walks of life.
Attending the event, His Excellency, Mark A Schapiro, Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to Malta said:
“It seems so often in our world today that we have to keep repeating this message [love for all; hatred for none] that we have to teach and re-teach the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Sometimes it feels like nobody is listening … What we share is far stronger than what divides us.”
The President of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Malta, Laiq Ahmed Atif Sahib said:
“[During Ramadan] It is not just physical hunger and thirst that constitute the Muslim fast, but the recitation of the Holy Quran, understanding the commandments of God and making those part of everyday life, serving mankind, giving charities, helping those in need, being punctual in five daily obligatory prayers, waking up many hours before dawn for the individual prayer and the remembrance of God, and thus spending a greater part of the night in spiritual exercises make up the very essence of fasting.”