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Astoria Welfare Society Hosts Ramadan Iftar

by Charlie Finnerty

The Astoria Welfare Society hosted an iftar dinner at Al-Amin Mosque at sundown March 31. Local muslim communities, neighbors and asylum seekers broke fast alongside Queens County Civil Court Judge Soma Syed, Consul General of Bangladesh in New York Md. Najmul Huda. Attendees joined in prayer, nasheed song and ate food provided by Astoria Welfare Society. Astoria Welfare Society General Secretary Mohammed Jabed Uddin said roughly 300 people were in attendance, including 40–50 asylum seekers.

“As Muslims around the world observe this sacred time through fasting and reflection, we find joy in coming together as a community to breakfast in the spirit of unity and camaraderie,” Uddin said.

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