Wynberg’s Open Mosque Ramadaan programme

Aside from its regular prayer schedule and daily spiritual activity during Ramadaan, the Open Mosque in Wynberg will host three events that encapsulate its vision and mission to bring the adherents of Judaism, Christianity and Islam closer together, harmonising faith with friendship.

Tomorrow Friday June 9 at 5.30pm at Temple Israel, at 5 Salisbury Road, Wynberg, Rabbi Greg Alexander and members of Temple Israel extend a welcome to the congregation of the Open Mosque and other Muslims to break fast at their synagogue.

Everyone is also invited to participate in the traditional Jewish Sabbath service and dinner. Since the synagogue has a security policy, those who will attend are requested to submit their names ahead of time.

On Saturday June 17 at 5.30pm, the Open Mosque invites family and friends to break the fast with them when they host their public iftar (breaking the fast) at the mos-que, at 4 Lester Road, Wynberg.

The event is open to all Muslims as well as non-Muslims.

Fasting is not a prerequisite for attendance for non-Muslims.

Since seating capacity is limited, reserve your place (and the number in your party) by emailing the Open Mosque at info@theopenmosque.org.za or by calling 082 604 6327 or 021 824 1400.

To replicate last year’s Open Mosque Christmas dinner, when Christians partook in a dinner celebration at the mosque to mark the birth of Jesus, Christ the King Anglican Church is welcoming
the congregation of the Open Mosque for a halaal iftar on Friday June 23, at the church at 163
Milner Road, Claremont, at 5.30pm.

Apart from breaking the fast there, the church has given Muslims the liberty to recite the
adhan (call to prayer) and to perform the sunset and night prayers (salah).

Confirm your attendance well in advance.

The Open Mosque says these three landmark invitations are a direct consequence of its bold interfaith outreach since its inception over two years ago when it embraced the local
Jewish and Christian community to foster enhanced under-
standing and peaceful coexist-