Al Siraat College hosted the Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar in collaboration with the City of Whittlesea on Thursday, 9 May 2019.
The event was MC'ed by College Vice Captain Chakour Sai and was attended by representatives from various local faith communities and local schools. Special guests included members of Victoria Police, MP Bronwyn Halfpenny, Mayor Cr Lawrie Cox, Cr Tom Joseph, Cr Mary Lalios and Senior Sergeant Adrian Brilliant as well as members of our own school community.
As has become our tradition here at Al Siraat, the Welcome to Country was done by our very own local Indigenous Muslim elder of the Wurunjeri, Br. Hassan Andrew Gardiner.
Speeches were made by College founder and Principal Mr Fazeel Arain, Mayor Cr Cox and MP Halfpenny.
Mufti Aasim Rashid gave a wonderful speech on the month of spirituality before the breaking of the fast (Iftar) and congregational prayers in the Musallah.
The event included a video of the humble beginnings of our College and a presentation by the amazing work of our Student Representative Council (SRC) members and interfaith students as well as reflections from the audience. Special reflections were shared by former ASC Principal Mr Andrew Houghton.
Special thanks go to all the wonderful volunteers who made this event a great success. We thank each of them for their support and determination. May Allah Subhanahu Subhanahu wa Teala reward you and your families generously and hastily.