Woodland Mosque hosts Interfaith Iftar
Woodand Mosque hosts interfaith iftar
Woodland Mayor addresses the guests
An Interfaith Iftar dinner was hosted by the Woodland Mosqu on June 17, 2017e. The traditional Iftar was, among others, was attended by Woodland City Mayor Angel Barajas and other city officials including: Police Chief Luis Solar, Fire Department Chief Rebecca Ramirez, City Manager Paul Navazio, and County Assessor/Tax Collector Jesse Salinas.
Another feature of the Interfaith Iftar was presence of clergy from various churches and denominations such as: Rev. Terri Hobart (Rector St. Luke's Episcopical Church of Woodland) and Rev. Elizabeth Brick (Methodist Church of Woodland).
Others attending included: Dr. Michael White, President of the Woodland Community College and David Vidmar from Peace Catalyst International.
Samina Sundas, the founding Executive Director of American Muslim Voice and Abdus Sattar Ghazali, Communications Director of the AMV traveled from San Francisco Bay Area to attend the event.
It may be pointed out the Khalid Saeed is the national president of American Muslim Voice.
The program began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Imam Sharif Sialvi with translation by Khalid Saeed. A young girl, Ayesha Sadiq, spoke about a Muslim youth's day of fasting. Rev. Terri Hobart offered interfaith prayer. Del Zeiger offered prayer before the meal. Haroon Bashir called (Azan) for maghrib prayer.
Mayor Angel Barajas recognized Khalid Saeed for his contribution in promoting a community of peace and respect for all. The Mayoral proclamation said: "Mr. Saeed has been honored for his contributions to peace and justice by the State of California, the Yolo County District Attorney's office as well as other law enforcement agencies."
The Mayoral proclamation pointed out that in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Mr. Saeed joined the American Muslim Foundation as its national president and dared to envision a culture of peace, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony.